O. Henry’s short story “The Gift of the Magi” was first released in 1905. The narrative centers on a young married couple and how they overcome the difficulty of giving each other very inexpensive covert Christmas presents. It has been often adapted as a romantic tale with a moral message about giving gifts, particularly for Christmas presentations. Many people are familiar with the story and its surprising conclusion, which is widely regarded as an illustration of cosmic irony.

It is said that the narrative was penned in Pete’s Tavern[2] located on Irving Place in New York City. On December 10, 1905, the tale was first printed under the title “Gifts of the Magi” in The New York Sunday World. In April 1906, it was initially released as a book in the O. Henry anthology The Four Million

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