“[O. Henry] came to New York, saw the city and wrote heartfelt stories of the life all about him. A man to remember – and revere.” ART YOUNG, THE NEW YORKER
James and his wife Della, a couple of modest means, have only two possessions in which they take pride: her long, flowing hair and his gold heirloom watch. When they discover on Christmas Eve that neither can afford a present for the other, the lengths to which they go in order to show their love through giving reveal unexpectedly how priceless it really is.
O. HENRY (1862–1910), born William Sydney Porter, is the author of hundreds of short stories. Born in North Carolina, he achieved his greatest fame starting in his early forties, in New York. He is renowned for his wordplay and “twist” endings, yet his insight and compassion are also essential features of his style.
ISBN 9781911475323 – Paperback – 110 mm x 140 mm – 64 pages