We've just added a new set of readers to our collection: the Oxford Bookworms Collection.
Each book contains a collection of unabridged short stories-- both classics and contemporary tales-- from well-known writers. These stories are a great option for our advanced English language learners or anyone looking for a good, short read.
And All for Love: Short Stories by Diane Mowat and Jennifer Bassett
What sad, appalling, and surprising things people do in the name of love, and for the sake of love. These short stories give us love won and love lost, love revenged, love thrown away, love in triumph, love in despair. It might be love between men and women, children and parents, even humans and cats-- but whichever it is, love is a force to be reckoned with.
PE999.O836 A53 2001
Crime Never Pays: Short Stories edited by Clare West
Murder: the unlawful, intentional killing of a human being-- a terrible crime. But murder stories are always fascinating. Who did it? Or why? And was it murder, or just an unfortunate accident? Who will triumph, the murderer or the detective? This collection contains a wide range of murder stories from the astute detection of the famous Sherlock Holmes, to the chilling psychology of Ruth Rendell.
PE999.O836 C756 1993
A Tangled Web: Short Stories edited by Christine Lindop and Alison Sykes-McNulty
Deception is usually frowned on as morally unacceptable, but is it always wrong? Can hiding or distorting the truth sometimes have good effects, adding to the sum of human happiness? These ten stories are full of secrets and lies, from a light-hearted bit of fun to dark and desperate deceit ; but whether harmless or evil, deception can sometimes lead to quite unexpected complications.
PE999.O836 T265 2005
A Window on the Universe: Short Stories edited by Jennifer Bassett
What does the future hold in store for the human race? Aliens from distant galaxies, telepathic horror, interstellar war, time-warps, the shriek of a rose, collision with an asteroid-- the unknown lies around every corner, and the universe is a big place. These nine science fiction stories offer possibilities that are fantastic, humorous, alarming, but always thought-provoking.
PE999.O836 W563 2010
The Eye of Childhood: Short Stories edited by John Escott, Jennifer Bassett
What does it feel like to be a child? Learning how to negotiate with the unpredictable adult world, learning how to pick a path through life's traps and hazards, learning when the time has come to put away childhood things. The writers of these short stories show us the world as seen from the far side of the child-adult divide, a gap that is sometimes small, and sometimes an unbridgeable chasm.
PE999.O836 E94 2000