Author: Ceri Jones
"This collection of five stories explores a variety of different literary approaches to the genre of horror." -- Product description.
Author: Ceri Jones, Mark Irvine
Publisher: Macmillan Elt
This diverse collection of short stories helps to illustrate the development of the new literary styles and perspectives that emerged during the course of the century.
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Cleveland Moffett, Roald Dahl, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Frank R. Stockton
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle's Horror Stories is a collection of two tales. The Horror of the Heights is a tale of the early days of air travel: a bold and brave pilot discovers alien creatures threatening man in the recesses of space. The Terror of Blue John Gap concerns a pre-historic beast dwelling in the caves of John Gap and threatening the local village.
The Baby Party
Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
The Baby Party was written in the year 1925 by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. This book is one of the most popular novels of Francis Scott Fitzgerald, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
Author: Angela Llanas, Lesley Thompson, Libby Williams
The World Stories 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. Their universal themes are coloured by the culture and society of the countries they describe.
Born a Crime
Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People “[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”—Booklist (starred review) “A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations.”—Kirkus Reviews
A Kiss Before Dying
Author: Ira Levin, F. H. Cornish
Kriminalroman om en ung ærgerrig amerikaner, der på en utrolig snedig måde myrder sin veninde, da hun er ved at blive en belastning for hans fremtid
Elect H. Mouse State Judge
Author: Nelly Reifler
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A terrible crime occurs in Elect H. Mouse State Judge. Two young girl are abducted and held hostage by a band of religious fanatics. The girls' anxious father, a politician on the eve of an important election, has reasons of his own not to go to the police, so he hires a pair of shady private eyes to investigate. All the elements of a classic noir—except that the kidnapped girls are mice, the abductors are Sunshine Family dolls, and the detectives are Barbie and Ken. Part 1970s childhood dreamscape, part Raymond Chandler, this is a world both familiar and transformed. Sex shops, illicit affairs, spies, political hypocrisy, and dangerous zealots may coexist with Barbie and Ken's acrobatic poolside sex, but the crises of faith that Nelly Reifler's characters face are as real as our own. Elect H. Mouse State Judge is an unusual—and masterful—blend of irony and tenderness, and a moving portrayal of a father trying and failing to do the right thing.
"This collection brings together five stories which explores a range of perspectives within the genre of science fiction. From space travel to time travel, scientific experiments and teleportation, these stories will fascinate and delight fans of science fiction everywhere.CONTENTS:IntroductionUsing a dictionaryThe Genre of Science FictionWe Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Phillip K DickA Sound of Thunder by Ray BradburyTravel By Wire by Arthur C ClarkeThe Martian Odyssey by Stanle
Author: Lesley Thompson
Publisher: Macmillan Elt
This collection of six extracts takes the reader through a variety of landscapes which are both challenging and exhilarating. From the desert conditions of Mexico to the frozen land of the Northern Lights, there is something here for everyone who loves to read about travel.
The Man Who Loved Dogs
Author: Leonardo Padura, Anna Kushner
After two years of obligatory social service, writer Ivan Cardenas Maturell returns to Havana where he, taking a job editing a veterinary magazine, meets a mysterious foreigner in the company of two Russian wolfhounds who confesses that he killed Leon Trotsky in Mexico City. 15,000 first printing.
Author: Richard Prescott
"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves." -Lydia Davis A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the Laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians. Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they'd ever overlooked her in the first place.
Author: Robert Campbell, Lindsay Clandfield
Owl Hall is an original story written specially for the Macmillan Readers series. It is the story of Kara, who goes to stay at Owl Hall. But there is something strange about Kara's relationship with her family. As story develops, we discover that everyone at Owl Hall has a secret - even the house itself!