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This collection brings together six stories which explore the development of the American short story over the past century – from a fierce critique of modern suburban family life to isolation and lost love in the deep mid-west.
Six stories exploring a variety of perspectives on the theme of love over the last century, from a maid jilted by her social-climbing boyfriend to a bored housewife who is wanting something interesting in her life.
A collection of five stories exploring a variety of different approaches to the horror genre. From a violent spirit brought to life by an old whistle, to a monster who lives deep under the ground, these stories will entertain fans of horror everywhere.
Five stories exploring the science fiction genre. All the essentials are covered: space travel, time travel, experiments, teleportation. Science fiction fans will not be disappointed.
This collection of short stories brillinatly illustrates the development of the new literary styles and perspectives that emerged during the course of the 20th century.
This collection of five stories explores a variety of different literary approaches to the adventure genre.
This collection of five-stories puts together a variety of styles from the genre of crime writing. From the adventures of the most famous of all detectives, Sherlock Holmes, to the contemporary crime writings of Ruth Rendell and Alexander McCall Smith.
This collection of six excerpts takes the reader through a variety of landscapes which are both challenging and exhilirating. From the desert conditions of Mexico to the frozen land of the Northern Lights.
This collection brings together six stories from six different countries (India, Argentina, Russia, New Zealand, Sudan and Australia). They tell the tales of families and individuals, of love, loss and struggles against adversity.
This collection brings together stories which explore mystery in all its forms. From psychological mysteries to mysteries of the heart, from strange phenomena to good old-fashioned detective puzzles, there is sure to be a story here to enthral every reader of mystery.
These collections come with substantial support material for each story, including a short summary; description of major themes; pre-reading vocabulary activities; post-reading language and comprehension exercises; a literary analysis section and essay questions.