Gordie Lanchance and his three friends are always ready for adventure. When they hear about a dead body in the forest they go to look for it. Then they discover how cruel the world can be.
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Arthur C. Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey – a great film and a famous novel.
An object is found on the Moon. Who made it? Men travel into space to find out – a billion kilometres to the rings of Saturn. Something is waiting for them…
Herbert George Wells
The Time Traveller built a time machine and goes into the future to the year 802,701. Does he find a better world? Can he return home?
Edgar Allan Poe
Dr Jekyll is a wealthy doctor and Mr Hyde is an evil, mysterious man. When a series of nasty events, ending with a murder, appear to be the work of Mr Hyde, one of Dr Jekyll's friends decides to find and destroy Mr Hyde. As he does, he learns a horrible secret...
Arthur Conan Doyle
Many people visit the great detective Sherlock Holmes, but they all have one thing in common: they need help solving problems that the police cannot help them with.
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?
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.
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?
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?
On the Road, first published in the United States in 1957, is the most famous of Jack Kerouac's many novels. The novel is semi-autobiographical and follows the wild adventures of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty on their cross-country trips across America.
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?
Bassanio wants to get married, but he has no money and a lot of debts.
M. R. James
There are strange and horrible creatures, witches, a boy with no heart, and screams that are heard in the night. M.R. James was one of the greatest ghost and horror writers of all time, and this collection of nine stories introduces you to his chilling genius.
R. Rider Haggard
Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good and Allan Quatermain are travelling to the mysterious, unmapped heart of Africa. Sir Henry wants to find his missing brother. Quatermain wants to find King Solomon's secret treasure. Is Sir Henry's brother still alive? Will they find King Solomon's treasure? Does the treasure even exist...?
Inventors are special people.
Gwendolen thinks that she loves Ernest. Cecily thinks that she loves Ernest too. But who is Ernest really? What kind of man is he? This is a wonderfully funny play by one of the greatest writers of his time. This book is written in a play script format.