A classic love story which was first published in 1847. Numerous plays, films and television adaptations have been made of this great novel. Jane works as a governess in the house of the mysterious Mr Rochester. Despite some misgivings, they fall in love. But Mr Rochester has a terrible secret from his past.
The classic story of the four March sisters growing up during the American Civil War.
The prequel to this story, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, had the two friends Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn rewarded for helping to capture a dangerous criminal in 1844. A year later, Huckleberry, in the care of the widow Mrs. Douglas, can no longer bear to live under the restrictions of this well-meaning lady and has made his mind up to leave the little...
Anna is making her first trip alone to visit her aunt. She is nervous and excited. Who is the strange man in her train carriage?
It is the summer of 1797 and the officers of the British Navy fear that there will be further mutinies amongst the sailors who have had to endure the terrible conditions on board British ships. Billy Budd is handsome, strong, reliable, efficient and loyal. But he is victimised by Claggart, the vindictive and cruel master-at-arms, who accuses him of...
A romance set in Holland in 1672. Young Cornelius Van Baerle has found the secret of growing a black tulip, and he will soon claim the prize offered to the first person to produce black blooms. But Cornelius has a jealous neighbour, and in the tense political situation of that year, this man proves a dangerous enemy.
Four members of a team making a geological survey for a mining company find themselves trapped deep in a forest when they are delayed by heavy rains. Can Leon successfully lead them to safety?
The lives of the March sisters, begun in Little Women, have moved on, The American Civil War has ended and the men have returned from the fighting. The oldest sister, Meg, is engaged to be married to John Brooke, one-time tutor to the Marches' neighbour, Laurie Lawrence. Laurie, disappointed after being refused by the spirited and single-minded Jo, goes...
This exciting adventure, set in 1757, is the sequel to The Last of the Mohicans, already available in this series.
Two quiet scholars have dreadful surprises in this pair of classic nineteenth century horror stories.
Paul realises he will never be able to marry Maria if he remains poor. When he wins the story competition, he believes his problems are over. Can he marry Maria now?
Five stories set in the USA between the end of the 1890s and the early 1900s, which are splendid examples of the wit and invention of one of America's best-loved writers. Includes: The Good Burglar, The Last Leaf, A Lesson in Love, The Jeweller's Wife, The Car is Waiting.
A classic adventure of tribal conflict and romance set against the fight for control of eastern North America in the 1750s, which was made into a blockbuster film starring Daniel Day Lewis. The French and the British are fighting a bloodthirsty war. Both sides are using Native American tribes to help them. Amid the chaos, two people from very different...
Three university students go on holiday to a remote part of Wales. They are going to stay in a cottage without electricity or a telephone in a remote part of the country. But who is the bearded man that haunts them?
A romantic adventure story set in south-west England in the 1600s. John Ridd swears revenge upon the evil Carver Doone who murdered his father. But who is the beautiful young girl he meets in Doone Valley?
Marco is young, misunderstood and bored. One day he runs away from his father's farm but the city is far different to what he expected.