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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price., June 19, 2001
This review is from: The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories (Paperback)
***Just for the record, this book contains the following stories: "The Gift of the Magi", "The Cop and the Anthem", "Springtime a la Carte", "The Green Door", "After Twenty Years", "The Furnished Room", "The Pimienta Pancakes", "The Last Leaf", "The Voice of the City", "While the Auto Awaits", "A Retrieved Reformation", "A Municipal Report", "A Newspaper Story", "The Ransom of Red Chief", "A Ghost of a Chance", and "Makes the Whole World Kin".
Considering the price, and how many stories are in here, it's great! But, it is a very flimsy paperback, and contains just the bare stories. So if you're looking for some history on O. Henry, or some fancy introductions or footnotes, this is not the book for you.
Although, O. Henry was such a great writer, I myself don't think you really need footnotes, etc. The stories are so well constructed in themselves that this really is a good book.
By the way, my personal favorite is "The Last Leaf". To me it is leaps and bounds better than "The Gift of the Magi", but maybe that's just me. :-)
I do hope this review helped. :-D
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