Newland Archer does everything that is expected of him in the New York high society of the 1870s. He is a respected lawyer, he socialises with all of the most elegant families and he is engaged to May Welland: a beautiful, innocen
Three stories to leave you wondering about life and the supernatural by the master of ghost stories, Edgar Allan Poe.
The volume includes:
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Oval Portrait
The Masque of Red Death
When an American family buy an old English mansion, they also inherit its terrible ghost. The ghost sets about frightening the new owners, but the Americans don’t frighten easily and the ghost gets more than he had bargained for.
When respectable Dr Jekyll starts associating with the mysterious Mr Hyde, his friends become increasingly worried. Who is Hyde and why do all the people he meets dislike him? Stevenson’s classic tale of the human capacity for evi
Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything: money, influential friends and fabulous parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion is full of beautiful people laughing and dancing and talking about their mysterious host. But the ric
Mrs Ramsey has gathered her friends and family around her in the family’s summer house on the Isle of Skye. As the children play and the adults paint, talk and think, the relationships between them develop and change.
Solomon Northup was kidnapped as a free man and sold into slavery. This is his story of his twelve years as a slave.
Solomon paints a clear picture of the life of a slave, the endless work and the cruel treatment,
As a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein becomes obsessed with creating life. After searching desperately for material and isolating himself to complete his task, Frankenstein finally meets his own creation: only to be disgusted
Mrs Bennet’s main purpose in life is to see her five daughters married. She is very happy when
a handsome rich gentleman, Mr Bingley, arrives in the neighbourhood, and falls in love with her eldest daughter Jane.
Two very different sisters meet and fall in love with two very different men. Elinor is the elder sister and she represents sense. Marianne is the younger sister and she represents sensibility. Elinor falls in love with Edward, a
Buck leads a good life in California, but one day he is stolen to be a sledge dog and taken to the harsh and freezing cold Yukon. Here Buck must learn to fight for his survivial. Can he rise above his enemies and become the maste