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Essays on The Gift of the Magi

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Brief overview
purpose
Author

O. Henry

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Country

United States

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Original language

English

type
Publication type

Anthology

genre
Genre

Short story

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Publication date

December 10, 1905 (newspaper); April 10, 1906 (book)

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Setting

New York during the Christmas holiday season

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Major Characters

Della and Jim Dillingham Young

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Plot

The story is about James and Della Dillingham Young, a young couple who, despite their poverty, individually resolve to give each other an elegant gift on Christmas Eve.

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