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Edgar Allan Poe
There are five stories in this book. 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Barrel of Amontillado' are stories of madness; 'The Maelstrom' describes fear of death during a storm on the ocean; and in 'The Murders of the Rue Morgue' and 'The Stolen Letter' meet C. Auguste Dupin, Poe's famous Parisian detective.
Lennie and George are poor ranch hands with a dream of having their own farm. One night when Lennie is alone, something tragic happens. John Steinbeck's classic story of friendship, loneliness, loyalty, and sacrifice.
In a wood outside Athens, four young people are following their dreams, while fairies play strange games with them. Their world seems unreal but is it really very different from our own?
Sense and Sensibility tells the story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Elinor is sensible and self-controlled; Marianne is emotional and loves excitement. Both fall in love and experience heartbreak. Will they ever find the right man to love and marry?
Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, move to a house near a railway line after their father disappears. The children make new friends, but will they be reunited with their father?
It is 1942 in Holland and the Germans have invaded. All Jewish people are frightened for their lives, so the Frank family hide. Life is dangerous but they hope for the best – until they are finally discovered. Anne Frank was a real person, and this is her diary.
Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous love stories in the world. But Shakespeare's beautiful tale is also about life and death; happiness and sadness; and two families. This book is written in a play script format.
Two babies are born on the same day in England. One boy is a prince and the other boy is from a very poor family. Ten years later, they change places for a game. But then the old king dies and they cannot change back. Will the poor boy be the new King of England?