Roald Dahl is the master of the unexpected. Things are not always what they seem and nobody should be trusted. In this collection of his short stories we learn some strange lessons about the dangerous world we live in. But you will have to wait until the final pages of each story to discover the last, terrible twist!
“All novels … are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves between good and evil.” John Steinbeck, one of America’s greatest writers, considered East of Eden to be his most important work. Set in California, the novel is a story of love and jealousy, forgiveness and revenge—and what it means to be human.
Discovering Fiction, Second Edition, Student's Book 2 presents stories with universal appeal to engage students and make them think. Among the authors included are Nathaniel Hawthorne, Kate Chopin, Langston Hughes, Ernest Hemingway, and Shirley Jackson.
On the way from his daughter´s wedding in Tunis, King Alonso´s ship is hit by a violent storm that threatens everyone´s lives, including his brother´s and the Duke of Milan´s. Marooned on an island filled with strange creatures and noises, their past conspiracy against the true Duke of Milan, Prospero, is revealed. How will the magic and illusion on the island affect them? Will justice be served in the end?
Free-spirited Elizabeth dislikes Mr Darcy, thinking he is the most conceited man in the world, the moment he looks down on her at a dance. She is in for a surprise, though, as she soon discovers that the proud and arrogant Darcy is a well-mannered, caring person. First impressions are not always to be trusted in this witty story of love and marriage.
Discovering Fiction, Second Edition, Student's Book 1 presents stories with universal appeal to engage students and make them think critically. Among the authors included are O. Henry, William Saroyan, Gwendolyn Brooks, Isaac Asimov, and Sandra Cisneros.
North American short stories enhance students' reading skills, language learning, and enjoyment of literature. Discovering Fiction, Second Edition, An Introduction Student's Book presents stories with universal appeal to engage students and make them think.
The graded readers series of original fiction, adapted fiction and factbooks especially written for teenagers. It is 1936 and Europe is on the road to war. Freddie is a working-class English boy who is desperate for more excitement in his life.
Oxford, 1912. A girl has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. A dangerous killer is on the loose. The world famous detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his faithful companion Dr. Watson, is on the case. Where is Eleanor Taylor? Who is after her?
Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne of Great Britain when she was just twenty-six. Now in her eighties, she has been head of state of Britain and the Commonwealth for more than sixty years. During her long reign she has witnessed huge changes and dramatic events, while also living through difficult times in her private life.
Steve Jobs was one of the greatest business leaders of modern times. One of the original founders of Apple Computers, he later rescued the company from failure and led it to unprecedented commercial success. Apple today is counted among the most creative and admired companies in the world.
Life changes completely for Margaret Hale and her parents when they move to a smoky northern city. There, Margaret meets Mr Thornton, a wealthy cotton mill owner, and dislikes him immediately. But the mill owner falls passionately in love with her.
Thomas Keneally’s famous novel tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a businessman who risked his life every day during the Second World War to save as many Jews as possible. Steven Spielberg’s film of Schindler’s List won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Paul Sheldon is Annie Wilkes’s favourite writer. She loves all his books about Misery Chastain. When Annie finds Paul after a car accident, she takes him home to look after him. The Annie discovers that Paul wants to kill Misery and to write different kinds of book. She is determined to stop him, and Paul becomes her prisoner.
The Moonstone is an ancient Indian diamond which brings disaster to everyone who owns it. Rachel Verinder’s uncle gives her the diamond as a birthday present, but that same night it is stolen… The Moonstone is now seen as the first, and one of the best, English detective novels.
Jean Valjean is free at last after nineteen years in prison. Cold and hungry, he is rejected by everyone he meets. But Jean’s life is changed forever when he discovers love. He spends the rest of his life helping people, like himself, who have been victims of poverty and social injustice – ‘les misérables’.
Only the Woman in White knows the truth of Laura Fairlie’s cruel husband. Can Walter Hartwright discover the terrible secret? From the moment Walter meets this mysterious woman, his future and that of Laura are linked forever.
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is one of the great works of science fiction. It is the year After Ford 632 in the New World. People are born and live by scientific methods. There is worldwide happiness and order.