The famous Canterville Ghost haunts an old house, but the ghost becomes unhappy when the new owners play tricks on him! In the other stories, we meet Lord Arthur Savile, who has to murder someone before he can get married, and we discover the secret life of beautiful Lady Alroy.
"The House of the Seven Gables" is the home of an important family: the Pyncheons. They have the house and a lot of land, but no money and many problems. Is there a curse on the family? This is a story about money, murder, and love.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814 -1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. "The Watcher and Other Weird Stories" is a collection of beautifully written tales of the uncanny, including "The Watcher" itself and five other alluring, fascinating stories like "The Dream" and "A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family."
Third of six levels of this adult Spanish teaching course going from A1+ (level 1) to B2.2 (level 6). This level is B1.2. Each level consists three elements: Student book with audio CD, Exercises book with audio CD and CDROM for whiteboard containing the complete student items for the level, audio and other aids.
David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright and literary critic, one of the key writers of the early twentieth century, most famous for his criticism of rationalism and industrialization. "A Fragment of Stained Glass and Other Stories" is a delightful collection of author's early short stories like "The Thorn in the Flesh", "Daughters of the Vicar", "The Shadow in the Rose Garden", and "Goose Fair".
The next best thing to not having a brother (as I do not) is to have Brothers. —Gay Talese Here is a tapestry of stories about the complex and unique relationship that exists between brothers. In this book, some of our finest authors take an unvarnished look at how brothers admire and admonish, revere and revile, connect and compete, love and war with each other. With hearts and minds wide open, and, in some cases, with laugh-out-loud humor, the writers tackle a topic that is as old as the Bible and yet has been, heretofore, overlooked. Contributors range in age from twenty-four to eighty-four, and their stories from comic to tragic. Brothers examines and explores the experiences of love and loyalty and loss, of altruism and anger, of competition and compassion—the confluence of things that conspire to form the unique nature of what it is to be and to have a brother. “Brother.” One of our eternal and quintessential terms of endearment. Tobias Wolff writes, “The good luck of having a brother is partly the luck of having stories to tell.” David Kaczynski, brother of “The Unabomber”: “I’ll start with the premise that a brother shows you who you are—and also who you are not. He’s an image of the self, at one remove . . . You are a ‘we’ with your brother before you are a ‘we’ with any other.” Mikal Gilmore refers to brotherhood as a “fidelity born of blood.” We’ve heard that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But where do the apples fall in relation to each other? And are we, in fact, our brothers’ keepers, after all? These stories address those questions and more, and are, like the relationships, full of intimacy and pain, joy and rage, burdens and blessings, humor and humanity.
Bram Stoker was an Irish novelist, best known today for his universally famous gothic novel "Dracula", the main villain of which is still one of the most popular antagonists in the modern media. This volume is a collection of chilling horror fiction including the title tale "Dracula's Guest" and other wonderful stories like "The Judge's House", "The Squaw" and "The Secret of the Growing Gold".
In these three sea stories, based on his own experience, Conrad invests his portraits of mundane ships and their crews with epic qualities of fortitude and courage in the face of overwhelming natural odds. At the same time, he probes the psychological condition of men together and under pressure with the greatest delicacy, raising the adventure story to the level of high art. The supreme poet of the sailor's life, Conrad here establishes his reputation as a master storyteller. With an introduction by Martin Seymour-Smith.