Why is the frightening Mr Hyde a friend of the nice Dr Jekyll? Who is the evil little man? And why does he seem to have power over the doctor? After a terrible murder, everyone is looking for Mr Hyde. But he has disappeared. Or has he?
This is the funniest book that you will read about English people! Why are the English different from Europeans? George Mikes’ book describes the strange things the English do and say. And the English don’t get angry when they read the book. They love it! You will too!
Usher thinks the house is making him and his sister sick. They are going mad and Usher asks an old friend to help them. Can Usher win the fight against madness? And will Madeline ever be well again? Edgar Allan Poe's short stories are still popular a hundred and fifty years after his death. Other titles featured here include The Barrel of Amontillado and...
Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are two very different sisters. Marianne loves excitement and always shows her feelings; Elinor is quiet and has more good sense. They both fall in love and both suffer broken hearts. Will they ever find the right man to love and marry?
My Fair Lady is the story of a poor young flower-seller and a professor who doesn’t like women. The professor decides to teach the flower-seller to speak better English. He wants to change her from street-girl to lady. But what will he learn from her?
‘We’ll give a free dinner to the person who tells the best story. Now, put up your hands if you agree.’ The pilgrims all held up their hands. A group of pilgrims are travelling together for five days from London to Canterbury. On the way, each pilgrim has to tell a story to keep the others amused. Some stories are happy, and some are...
A mysterious stranger has come to the island where Costas lives. Why is the man there, and why is he looking at Eagle’s Rock? Costas wants to be the first person to climb the dangerous rock. But will the stranger climb it first?
Every year, millions of tourists visit New York—the most exciting city in the world. Read about its history, its sights and its people. What makes New York “the city that never sleeps?”
The Doctor and his companion, Clara, are on the most beautiful train in history, speeding past the stars of the future. But something terrible is killing the passengers. After you see the mummy, you only have 66 seconds. Then you die. There is no escape. As the Doctor races against the clock, he seems to Clara more unfeeling than ever before. Will he...
The older son of Odin, King of Asgard, is strong and brave—but also proud and thoughtless. When Thor’s actions put Asgard in great danger from its enemies, Odin sends him away, without his powers, to Earth. Can Thor become wiser, far from home? Will he ever be able to return to Asgard? And what will he find if he does?
Count Dracula is a vampire. He drinks people’s blood. He lives in a lonely castle in the mountains of Transylvania. But then he comes to England and strange things start happening. People change. People become ill. Professor Van Helsing knows about vampires, but can he stop Count Dracula?
Quasimodo is gentle and kind, but his body is ugly and deformed. Lonely and sad, he hides from the world. But then he meets Esmeralda, a beautiful, innocent, young girl who is running for her life.
David Copperfield’s happy life suddenly changes when his mother marries again. Her new husband is cruel to him and sends him away to school. When David’s mother dies, he is sent to work in London. He hates his job so he runs away. He has no money for food or for travelling. But it is the beginning of his life of adventure.