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O. Henry's
'The Gift of The Magi'

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No spoilers here!  O. Henry first published the short story "The Gift of The Magi" in April 1906, and it is famous
for its surprise ironic ending. Most people in America and many elsewhere already know what happens,
but that ending will not be revealed here for anyone who is new to O. Henry's skill at plot twists.

"The Gift of The Magi" Illustrated by Shelley Freshman [1978]
Bobbs-Merrill/Macmillan 9½x8½ hardcover [9/78] out of print/used

"The Gift of The Magi" Illustrated by Byron Glaser [1980]
Creative Educn 8¾x6¼ hardcover [6/80] out of print/used

Gift of The Magi illustrated by Robert James Pailthorpe  
"The Gift of The Magi" Illustrated by Robert James Pailthorpe [1980]
Jamestown/N.T.C. 9¼x6¼ pb [6/80] out of print/used
Gift of The Magi illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger  "The Gift of The Magi" Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger [1982]
Aladdin Picture Books 10x8 pb [10/97] for $5.99
Gift of The Magi illustrated by Kevin King  "The Gift of The Magi" Illustrated by Kevin King [1988]
S&S hardcover [8/88] out of print/used
Gift of The Magi illustrated by Jody Wheeler  "The Gift of The Magi" Illustrated by Jody Wheeler [1989]
Ideals/Hambleton Hill pb [9/89] out of print/used
Gift of The Magi illustrated by Robert G. Sauber  "The Gift of The Magi" Illustrated by Robert G. Sauber [1993]
Unicorn / Chariot 10½x9 hardcover [8/96] out of print/used
Gift of The Magi illustrated by Carol Heyer  "The Gift of The Magi" Illustrated by Carol Heyer [1994]
Ideals for Children 12.4x9.4 hardcover [9/94] out of print/used
Gift of The Magi illustrated by Jill Karla Schwarz  "The Gift of The Magi" Illustrated by Jill Karla Schwarz [1995]
Andrews McMeel 6¾x5½ hardcover [12/95] for $8.94
Good and Perfect Gifts illustrated retelling by Barry Moser  "Good and Perfect Gifts: An Illustrated Retelling of O. Henry's
The Gift of The Magi" [1997]
Modernized & illustrated by Barry Moser

Little, Brown 9½x7¾ hardcover [10/97] out of print/many used
Muppets Gift of The Magi calendar  The Muppets' "The Gift of The Magi"
{story book set & 12x14 advent calendar}
Edited by Mary Packard, illustrated by John O'Brien

Workman Publng [8/2003] out of print/used
Gift of The Magi miniature edition  
"The Gift of The Magi" miniature edition [2001]
Andrews McMeel 4x3 miniature [9/2001] out of print/used
miniature   "The Gift of The Magi" miniature edition [2001]
Running Press 3½x3 miniature [9/2001] out of print/used
rhyme   "The Gift of the Magi Retold In Rhyme" [2002]
by Virginia Hege Tobiassen

Ashe Street pb [10/2002] out of print/used
Scholastic  "The Gift of The Magi" And Other Stories [2003]
Scholastic mass pb [10/2003] out of print/hundreds used

Audio  &  Radio  &  Other  Media

"Gift of The Magi" & "The Last Leaf" Narrated by actor Robert Ryan [1987]
Spoken Arts audio [10/87] out of prodn/used

The Gift of The Magi from Listening Library  
"The Gift of The Magi" from Listening Library [1995]
Listening Library audio [1/95] out of prodn/used
Gift of The Magi narrated by Win Phillips  "The Gift of The Magi" Narrated by Win Phillips [1997]
DH Audio [1/97] out of prodn/used
Gift of The Magi radio theater performed by St. Charles Players  "The Gift of The Magi" Performed by St. Charles Players [2000]
Monterey Soundworks audio [11/2000] 2 tapes for $18.94
"The Gift of The Magi" opera  "The Gift of The Magi: An Opera in One Act" [2001]
music by David Conte, libretto by Nicholas Giardini

Arsis Audio MP3 album [3/2015] 28 tracks for $8.99
Arsis audio CD [2/2002] 28 tracks - out of prodn/used

Movies  &  Television

O. Henry's Full House movie  "O. Henry's Full House" anthology feature film [Fox Oct 1952]
On-screen narration by John Steinbeck; includes "The Cop and The Anthem" directed by Henry Koster; "The Clarion Call" directed by Henry Hathaway; "The Last Leaf" directed by Jean Negulesco; "The Ransom of Red Chief" directed by Howard Hawks; and "The Gift of The Magi" directed by Henry King; actors include Lee Aaker, Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Craine, Farley Granger, Charles Laughton, Oscar Levant, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Peters, Gregory Ratoff, Dale Robertson & Richard Widmark; extras include two featurettes & two 1927 silent shorts full credits from IMDb
Fox color DVD [11/2006] for $13.34
Gift of Love video  "The Gift of Love" TV movie [ABC-TV Dec 1978]
Starring Marie Osmond & Timothy Bottoms; script by Caryl Ledner, based on 'The Gift of The Magi'
Monterey Home Video color DVD [11/2003] for $11.60
Monterey Home Video color VHS [8/2003] for $4.99
full credits from IMDb
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