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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.
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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.
Edgar Allan Poe
This collection brings together some of the best examples of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century short stories. Some of the stories are funny and others are more serious. All of them are highly enjoyable.
Basil Hallward paints a portrait of a handsome young man, Dorian Gray. Dorian wishes that he could always stay handsome and young, and his wish comes true. But there are consequences.
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?
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?
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.
Arthur Conan Doyle
All kinds of people, from shopkeepers to kings, want the help of Sherlock Holmes in these six stories about the adventures of the famous detective. Who put a diamond in a chicken? Why is there a club for men with red hair? How did the man at the lake die? Can Sherlock Holmes solve the mysteries?
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?
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.
Franck Stockton, Stacy Aumonier
There are three exciting short stories in this book. They are all about … fear! Three people are in dangerous places. What can they do? Will anybody help them?
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...
Guy Haines is travelling through Texas on a train when a stranger invites him to share a meal. But the stranger has a terrible plan. 'You murder my father, and I'll murder your wife,’ he suggests. So begins Guy’s journey into a world of madness, lies and death.
In this collection of Roald Dahl's finest stories, we meet some quite ordinary people who behave in extraordinary ways. There is a man who is sure he can hear plants scream and the wife who discovers a perfect way to get rid of her husband…
Sherlock Holmes is a great detective. There are few cases that he cannot solve. In this collection, his skills are put to the test in three adventures: The Speckled Band, The Five Orange Pips, and The Crown of Diamonds.
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?
A young woman comes to a big house to teach two young children. It's her first job and she wants to do it well. But she begins to see strange things – the ghosts of dead people. Do the ghosts want the children?