The Gift of the Magi #620586

di O. Henry

SAGA Egmont

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Della and James are a young married couple who want to delight each other with a surprise Christmas gift. It turns out easier said than done because both of them have very little money. Will they manage to buy something in time? What sort of sacrifices will they need to make to buy a gift that their beloved will appreciate? What if they already have it but are not aware of it? 'The Gift of the Magi' is a magical tale brimming with comic irony but also a resounding and valuable moral lesson. The twist ending is bound to make you laugh and give you ample food for thought on what truly is important in life. American short story master O. Henry is best known for his pithy, witty scores and surprise endings. In doing so he made commonplace experiences extraordinary and memorable. His work has been immortalised in the popular 1952 film 'O. Henry's Full House' starring Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Marilyn Monroe and Jeanne Crain. William Sidney Porter (1862-1919), known simply as O. Henry, was a prolific American author of humorous literary pieces. His fame came exceptionally quickly and he became a bestselling author of short story collections. Perhaps the most famous of these are, 'Cabbages and Kings,' 'The Voice of the City' and 'Strictly Business.' The immensity of O. Henry's impact on the American short story genre for time to come is evidenced by the fact an annual award in his name is given out each year in the United States. O. Henry's work is a must read for fans of Hemingway, Guy de Maupassant and Anton Chekhov.
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ISBN:
9788726587715
Formato:
ebook
Editore:
SAGA Egmont
Anno di pubblicazione:
2020
Dimensione:
303 KB
Protezione:
watermark
Lingua:
Inglese
Autori:
O. Henry