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.
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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?
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...
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?
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?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
During one hot summer on Long Island, Jay Gatsby throws an amazing party every weekend. He is an extremely wealthy man, although no one knows where he or his money have come from. But Gatsby has a purpose: he is following a dream of love. Will his dream come true?
Edgar Allan Poe
Are you brave enough to read four of Poe's famous horror stories? Edgar Allan Poe wrote strange stories about terrible people and evil crimes… Don't read this book late at night!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Charlie Marlow was a steamboat captain in on the River Congo. In his search for Mr. Kurtz in the heart of Africa, he discovers his own truth and an unfamiliar dark center of his heart.
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.
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.
Bassanio wants to get married, but he has no money and a lot of debts.
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?