Colin Fenton and his wife run a busy computer software company but only Colin knows that the business is in serious trouble - to the tune of L10,000. When a chance meeting in a pub leads him to an offer that will, he thinks, quickly and easily solve all his problems, he accepts. But he loses the gamble and subsequently his identity, leaving his wife to...
It is 1852 and three young people meet for the first time in the High Court of Chancery. They are the latest victims to be caught in the long-running court case of Jarndyce vs Jarndyce. A case which has caused the financial and moral breakdown of many previous claimants.
Maugham, the quintessential observer of human behaviour, tells the stories of: The Creative Impulse, The Round Dozen and Jane. Recommended for older readers
Five short stories set in America in the 1920s and 1940s. The Cut-Glass Bowl,Bernice Bobs Her Hair,Gretchen's Forty Winks, Magnetism and Three Hours Between Planes.Recommended for older readers. Original work by F. Scott FitzgeraldCarefully graded levels from Starter to Upper Intermediate Extra exercises and Audio CDs for most titles Audio...
One bleak and windy evening, 8-year-old Pip meets an escaped convict on the marshes. Shortly afterwards, he is summoned to Satis House, the derelict, gloomy home of the strange, reclusive Miss Havisham. Here, Pip meets and falls in love with the beautiful, cold-hearted Estella but can they ever be together?
Read the vivid story of the hardships endured by a young Zulu migrant worker. Xuma sees the brutality of the bosses of the mine and the squalor of the township where he lives. In the city, white people lead privileged lives. Xuma begins to question the racial injustices which surround him. Recommended for older readers.
Dickens' sinister story of murder and intrigue set in London in the 1860s.
An outstanding love story that has been sensitively retold. The heroine, while employed as a personal companion, meets and falls in love with Maxim de Winter, a rich Englishman whose beautiful wife has recently died under tragic circumstances. To her surprise and joy, Maxim proposes to her. But the shadow of Rebecca, Maxim's first wife still dominates him.
When the young and beautiful Dorothea Brooke marries the aging scholar, Edward Casaubon, the people of Middlemarch believe that no good will come of it. Dorothea quickly grows unhappy and bored. Then she begins a sensitive friendship with Casaubon’s young cousin, Will Ladislaw. Meanwhile, the beautiful but spoilt Rosamond Vincey pursues the...
Ishmael and his friend join the crew of the whaling ship the Pequod, unaware that its captain, the mysterious Ahab, is out for revenge. His plan is to pursue and kill the vicious white whale, Moby Dick, and no one can stop him.
The timeless story of Anna's forbidden love for the dashing Count Vronsky Recommended for older readers.
The tragic story of George and Lennie, who move from one farm to another, looking for work. George is clever but Lennie's size and slowness are always getting him into trouble. One day the two men get a job on a farm. Things are going well until they meet the unhappy wife of the foreman, Curley. Then Curley's wife tries to become friendly with Lennie...
Shakespeare's Scottish story of magic and murder is one of his darkest works. Macbeth's bloody rise to power is encouraged by his wife, Lady Macbeth. Their ambition leads them into a world of guilt and madness which destroys their marriage - and ends in tragedy.
A thrilling story by the internationally acclaimed African writer. Young Njoroge believes that education is the key to success in his life. Yet, as he grows up, political events and personal tragedy shatter his hopes and beliefs.
Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece of love and mistaken identity was a great hit when it first appeared on the stage in 1895 and has remained hugely popular with theatre audiences ever since.