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Gift of the Magi


In this 1906 short story O. Henry explores the true spirit of gift-giving through the Christmas gift exchange of James and Della Dillingham Young, a young couple short on funds.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS2649.P5



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). O.Henry. 1999.

                    Call Number: PS2649.P5 Z68 1999

  • Current-Garcia, Eugene. O. Henry. 1965.

                     Call Number: PS2649.P5 Z64

  • Current-Garcia, Eugene. O. Henry: a Study of the Short Fiction. 1993.

                      Call Number: PS2649.P5 Z644 1993

  •  O. Henry. Best Stories of O. Henry. 1945b.

                    Call Number: PS2649.P5 B45 1945b



LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms


  • O. Henry



Reference Materials


  • Critical Survey of Short FictionCall Number: REF PN3321.C7 2001

o        Vol. 3, pg. 1184-85

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN3326. M27 2004

o        Vol. 3, pg. 1500-02

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 5, pg. 166, 171-72, 181-82, 184-5, 187-88

o   Vol. 49, pg. 194-207

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o        Vol. 2, pg. 67-82

  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism – Call Number: REF PN771. G27

o        Vol. 19, pg. 170, 172



Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale



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