William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His best-known works are The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868).
The last is considered the first modern English detective.
William Willde Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. Set against the background of the French Revolution, Sister Rose concerns Louis Trudaine; his sister, Rose, who contracts an unhappy marriage to the aristocratic..
William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His best-known works are The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The last is considered the first modern English detective novel. Sister Rose is a part of After Dark.
Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. Tales of Jazz Age VII is a collection of brilliant short stories: The Scandal Detectives, He.
William Willde Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. Set against the background of the French Revolution, Sister Rose concerns Louis Trudaine; his sister, Rose, who contracts an unhappy marriage to the aristocratic Charles Danville; and Danville\'s land-steward, Lomaque, who is indebted to Trudaine\'s father. Trudaine fulfils a deathbed promise to his mother to protect Rose and arouses Danville\'s animosity.
Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. The Yellow Mask is a complete mystery novel.
The secret of Wilkie Collins\'s success is the combination of various genres: the writer-master of intrigue and fascinating.
Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. The Yellow Mask is a complete mystery novel.
The secret of Wilkie Collins\'s success is the combination of various genres: the writer-master of intrigue and fascinating plot skillfully combines melodrama, detective and a manners novel in his books, generously flavoring them elements of the Gothic novel. Sister Rose is Set against the background of the French Revolution and concerns Louis Trudaine; his sister, Rose, who contracts an unhappy marriage to the aristocratic Charles Danville; and Danville\'s land-steward, Lomaque, who is indebted to Trudaine\'s father.
Trudaine fulfils a deathbed promise to his mother to protect Rose and arouses Danville\'s animosity.
Профессор Пьер Аронакс отправляется в экспедицию, целью которой является поимка чудовища, постоянно терроризирующего простые корабли. \"Чудовищем\" оказывается подводная лодка \"Наутилус\" под управлением загадочного капитана Немо.
На борту \"Наутилуса\" профессору выпадает уникальный шанс исследовать множество чудес, скрытых в глубинах мирового океана.\nДля удобства читателя книга содержит комментарии и краткий словарь.
В книгу вошел сокращенный (с сохранением основной сюжетной линии) и упрощенный текст романа английской писательницы Джейн Остин \"Гордость и предубеждение\".\nУвлекательное повествование, яркие характеры персонажей, остроумные диалоги и романтическая составляющая - все это делает \"Гордость и предубеждение\" одним из самых популярных произведений английской литературы на протяжении многих лет.\nПредназначается для продолжающих.
Оскар Уайльд - английский философ, писатель, поэт и один из самых известных драматургов XIX века.\nВ данный сборник вошли трогательные и нежные сказки автора о доброте и самопожертвовании, которые продолжают покорять сердца людей во всём мире.
\n\"Счастливый принц\", один из наиболее красивых, грустных и глубоких рассказов повествующий историю о прекрасной статуе и маленькой ласточке. Эта сказка обязательно оставит неизгладимый след в.
В книгу вошел адаптированный текст романа Оскара Уайльда \"Портрет Дориана Грея\".\nНесмотря на то, что роман написан в конце 19 в.
, по своей проблематике он остро современен потому, что его темы - Личность, мораль, ответственность, предрассудки - вечны.\nТекст произведения снабжен грамматическим комментарием и словарем, в который вошли все слова, содержащиеся в тексте.
Благодаря этому книга подойдет для любого уровня владения английским.
Чтение оригинальных произведений - простой и действенный способ погрузиться в языковую среду и совершенствоваться в иностранном языке. Серия \"Бестселлер на все времена\" - это возможность улучшить свой английский, читая лучшие произведения англоязычных авторов, любимые миллионами читателей. Для лучшего понимания текста в книгу включены краткий словарь и комментарии, поясняющие языковые и лингвострановедческие вопросы,.
Предлагаем вниманию читателей рождественскую повесть классика английской и мировой литературы Ч. Диккенса \"Одержимый, или сделка с призраком\".
\nГлавный герой повести, учитель химии Редлоу, довольно часто вспоминает об обидах и горестях прошлого, о промахах и досадах. Обо всем этом знает Призрак, зловещий двойник Редлоу, который его преследует.
\nВ ениге представлен текст повести с комментариями и словарем.
Готически-юмористическая новелла Оскара Уайльда об американской семье, купившей древний английский замок. Со столь же древним проклятием в виде привидения сэра Симона де Кентервилля, убившего свою жену и не нашедшего покоя после собственной смерти. Что окажется сильнее - сварливый нрав мертвого аристократа или непосредственность американских скептиков? Экранизированная история продолжает привлекать новые поколения читателей.
In Black Heart And White Heart, Henry Rider Haggard mounts once more those trusty steeds of his, the nobility of the savage and the rascality of the civilized white. He rides, too, with all his old dexterity, and the story concerning Zulus, witches, battles, sacrifices, and traitors.
Mad Monkton is a bizarre ghost story. It is said that a strain of hereditary madness blights the Monkton family, heirs to the huge domain of Wincot Abbey.
Rumours in the neighbourhood are that Alfred, the youngest scion, has inherited this insanity. His odd behaviour certainly points that way.
Alfred is engaged to his childhood sweetheart, Ada Elmslie. But at the very moment when various obstacles to the match are overcome, Alfred suddenly departs for Italy, seeking the corpse of his disreputable uncle, who is believed to have been killed in a duel.
\'Then the vision of an enormous town presented itself, of a monstrous town.
.a cruel devourer of the world\'s light.
There was room enough there to place any story, depth enough for any passion, variety enough there for any setting, darkness enough to bury five millions of lives.\' Conrad\'s \'monstrous town\' is London, and his story of espionage and counter-espionage, anarchists and embassies, is a detective story that becomes the story of Winnie Verloc\'s tenacity in maintaining her devotion to her peculiar and simple-minded brother, Stevie, as they pursue their very ordinary lives above a rather dubious shop in the back streets of Soho.
However, far from offering any sentimental picture, The Secret Agent is Conrad\'s funniest novel. Its savagely witty picture of human absurdity and.
В данное издание вошли две невероятные и загадочные истории о приключениях знаменитого сыщика Шерлока Холмса: \"Союз рыжих\" и \"Голубой карбункул\". Тексты произведений адаптированы и снабжены параллельным переводом на русский язык.
Для проверки понимания прочитанного в книге даны упражнения с ответами и англо-русский словарь.\nАнглийские тексты полностью озвучены носителями языка и бесплатно доступны для прослушивания на сайте.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. This volume includes short mystery stories like \"The Lost Special\", \"The Beetle-Hunter\", and \"The Man with the Watches\", filled to the brim with suspense, wild twists, and turns.
In The Prisoner of Zenda, Rudolf Rassendyll\'s close resemblance to the King of Ruritania leads him into intrigue, romance and perilous escapades. Enmeshed in a plot by the villainous Duke of Strelsau to depose the King, Rudolf is entranced by the beautiful Princess Flavia, and finds that both his life and his honour are imperilled.
The sequel, Rupert of Hentzau, tells how Rupert\'who feared neither man nor devil\') seeks to ruin Flavia\'s reputation and wreak vengeance on Rudolf. Events accelerate to a dramatically violent climax.
Both these swashbuckling novels offer the appeal of romantic adventure in a land now legendary. Numerous adaptations on screen and stage have extended the fame of Anthony Hope\'s Ruritania.
Книга для чтения на английском языке.\nУильям Катберт Фолкнер (1897-1962) знаменитый американский писатель, поэт.
\n\"Свет в августе\" (1932) роман о поиске своего \"я\". В нем главный герой - мулат, и поэтому он не может найти свое место ни среди представителей черной расы, ни белой.
\nВ книге представлен неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала.
События романа \"Рождество Эркюля Пуаро\" разворачиваются накануне и после Рождества, с 22 по 27 декабря, в загородном доме Горстон-холл в вымышленном городе Лонгдейле на границе Англии и Шотландии. В центре повествования - убийство хозяина дома, престарелого миллионера Симеона Ли, который впервые за двадцать лет решил собрать на Рождество всех своих детей. Убийство происходит непосредственно в вечер перед Рождеством после большого.
This edition contains \"Alice\'s Adventures in Wonderland\" and its sequel \"Through the Looking-Glass\". It is illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel, whose drawings for the books add so much to the enjoyment of them.\nTweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen and the White Rabbit all make their appearances, and are now familiar figures in writing, conversation and idiom. So too, are Carroll\'s delightful verses such as \"The Walrus and the Carpenter\" and the inspired jargon of that masterly Wordsworthian parody, \"The Jabberwocky\".
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Among his best-known works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. \"Harry Heathcote of Gangoil\" is Trollope\'s only Australian novel, where Harry Heathcote deals with the problems facing a young sheepfarmer, or \'squatter\' in outback Australia.
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels.
This volume is a collection of famous stories about the legendary sleuth. Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature\'s greatest detective team - the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr.
When a black sailor with tuberculosis boards the Narcissus, the shadow of death falls across the ship and the lingering gloom brings out both the best and the worst in the crew. The harsh endurance test of survival at sea, magnified by the dying sailor\'s condition, sends the crewmen through an emotional gamut, ranging from pity and selfless compassion to fear, resentment, and a profound hatred that boils perilously close to mutiny.\nJoseph Conrad drew upon his two decades of experience in the British merchant marine for the vital, memorable characterizations and realistic depictions of seafaring life in this and many of his other works.
\"The Shadow Line - a short novel based at sea - was first published in 1916. It depicts the development of a young man upon taking a captaincy in the Orient, with the shadow line of the title representing the threshold of this development. Conrad also extensively uses irony by comparison in the work, with characters such as Captain Giles and the ship\'s \"factotum\" Ransome used to emphasise strengths and weaknesses of the protagonist.
Эта книга включает избранные смешные рассказы классиков английской юмористической литературы (О. Генри \"Вождь краснокожих\", М.
Твен \"Удача\", Г. Х.
Манро \"Открытое окно\", Дж. К.
Джером \"Сила привычки\"), а также народные анекдоты и шутливые рассказы.\nВсе тексты сопровождаются комментариями к наиболее трудным для понимания словам и выражениям, а также упражнениями для проверки понимания прочитанного.
В конце каждого раздела расположен.
Jack London (1876 - 1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. This book is a collection of intriguing short stories with unexpected culminations such as \"Like Argus of the Ancient Times\", \"The Hussy\", and \"The Red One\".
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. \"!we call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.\" \nWhen his beloved owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty leaves his life as a young, care-free colt behind him and embarks on a working life of misery. Cruelly treated by his new masters, Anna Sewell rails against animal mistreatment in this poignant tale of a horse whose spirit can not be broken
Henry James (1843-1916) was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism. \"The Spoils of Poynton\" describes the struggle between Mrs.
Gereth, a widow of impeccable taste and iron will, and her son Owen over a houseful of precious antique furniture. The story is largely told from the viewpoint of Fleda Vetch, a young woman in love with Owen but sympathetic to Mrs.
Gereth\'s anguish over losing the antiques she patiently collected. Henry James created a work of exquisite ambiguity in his depiction of three women fighting for the allegiance of one weak-willed man.
William Sydney Porter known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer.
His stories are known for their surprise endings. \"Cabbages and Kings\" is a wonderful volume of stories in which each personnage explore some individual aspect of life in a mythical Central American town.
In this book, O. Henry coined the term \"banana republic\".
Paradise Regained recalls the earlier and more famous epic poem Paradise Lost by its title, its use of blank verse, and its progression through Christian history. However, this work deals primarily with the temptation of Christ as recounted in the Gospel of Luke.
William Sydney Porter, known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer.
His wit and plot twists were adored by his readers, but often panned by the critics. The Four Million is his second collection of short stories published in 1906.
The title refers to the population of New York City at that time; it is where all of the stories in this volume are set.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. The wonderful story of the romantic entanglement between church musician, Dick Dewey, and the attractive new school mistress, Fancy Day. \"Under the Greenwood Tree\" is one of Thomas Hardy\'s most gentle and pastoral novels.
The red letter \"A\" on her dress marks young mother Hester Prynne among her Puritan neighbors, who demand to know who fathered her child. Rumors swirl, but the shunned and shamed Hester keeps her secret for years, until a guilt-ridden confession reveals the truth, with unexpected consequences. Set in seventeenth-century Massachusetts, Hawthorne\'s masterwork was originally subtitled \"a romance,\" though its themes include the limits of law, the power of religion, and the nature of sin.
The name Edgar Allan Poe conjures up thoughts of hearts beating long after their owners are dead, of disease and plague amid wealth, and of love that extends beyond the grave. The richness of Poe\'s writing, however, includes much more than horror, loss, and death.
\nPoe\'s stories teem with irony and black humor, in addition to plot twists and surprise endings. Living by their own rules and charged with passion, Poe\'s characters are instantly recognizable - even though we may be appalled by their actions, we understand their motivations.
\nThis collection contains eleven of Poe\'s best stories. They are \"The Fall of the House of Usher,\" \"The Pit and the Pendulum,\" \"The Tell-Tale Heart,\" \"The Cask of Amontillado,\" \"The Premature Burial,\" \"Ligeia,\" \"The Black Cat,\" \"The Oval.
Знаковый фантастический роман Артура Конан Дойла, породивший множество экранизаций. В книге описываются приключения британской экспедиции в Южной Америке.
Профессор Джордж Челленджер мечтает доказать существование доисторических животных в современном мире. На скалистом недоступном плато экспедиция обнаруживает \"затерянный мир\" - район, заселённый динозаврами, человекообразными обезьянами и примитивными людьми каменного.
An Outcast of the Islands was only Conrad\'s second novel, but in its theme, in its impressionistic use of scenery, and, and over all, in the enormous richness and power of the writing, it predicts Conrad\'s position as a literary figure of the highest rank.\nPeter Willems, a clerk in Macassar, granted a \"second chance\" at a remote river trading post, falls ever more hopelessly into traps set by himself and others.\nA parable of human frailty, with love and death the major players, this is a story of a man unable to understand others and fated never to possess his own soul.
Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. Crusoe sets sail from the Queen\'s Dock in Hull on a sea voyage in August 1651, against the wishes of his parents, who want him to pursue a career, possibly in law. After a tumultuous journey where his ship is wrecked in a storm, his lust for the sea remains so strong that he sets out to sea again.
While Quartermain visits Lord Randall, two foreigners come asking for Macumazana - that is, asking for Allan Quartermain by the name he used among the Africans. \nThe two visitors are Harut and Marut, priests and doctors of the White Kendah People and they have come to ask Allan Quartermain for his help.
The White Kendah people are at war with the Black Kendah people who have an evil spirit for a god. That spirit of the god resides in the largest elephant they have ever seen, an elephant that no man can kill - save Allan Quartermain.
Now our intrepid hero must return to Africa and destroy this evil spirit before it kills every one of the White Kendah People.
Соломон Нортан - один из самых интересных личностей в истории литературы. Рождённый свободным афроамериканцем, он был похищен работорговцами, заманившими его предложениями о работе скрипача.
\n\"12 лет рабства\" - воспоминания Нортана о самых тёмных временах своей жизни, когда надежда уже почти задушена отчаянием, нет возможности вырваться из цепей рабства, чтобы вернуть свободу и честь. Потрясающая история была экранизирована и.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. The phrase life\'s little ironies\' is now proverbial, was coined by Hardy as the title for his third volume of short stories. The tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels of Hardy. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy\'s art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin de siecle bourgeois life.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre.\nThis is an extraordinarily beautiful Indian princess and a white Englishman fall in love but suffer deeply because of their feelings.
John Galsworthy (1867-1933) was an English novelist and playwright. This volume includes some amazing stories like \"Villa Rubein\", \"A Man of Devon\", \"A Knight\", \"Salvation of a Forsyte\" and \"The Silence\".
Роман \"Незнакомка из Уайлдфелл-Холла\" один из первых поднял тему тендерного неравенства и несправедливого отношения к женщине в обществе, став настоящей сенсацией после издания и самым радикальным из сочинений сестёр Бронте. Главный герой Гилберт увлечён Хелен Грэм, прекрасной и загадочной молодой вдовой, которая с маленьким сыном переехала в Уайлдфелл-Холл. Однако её явная скрытность, ставшая предметом сплетен обитателей.
Agatha Christie\'s first Tommy Tuppence book is a thrill-packed novel of international intrigue, murder and suspense.\nTommy and Tuppence, two young people short of money and restless for excitement, embark on a daring business scheme - Young Adventurers Ltd.
\nTheir advertisement says they are `willing to do anything, go anywhere\'. But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined.
Agatha Christie\'s ingenious murder mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. \nLuke Fitzwilliam could not believe Miss Pinkerton\'s wild allegation that a multiple murderer was at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood - or her speculation that the local doctor was next in line.\nBut within hours, Miss Pinkerton had been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke was inclined to think so - until he read in The Times of the unexpected demise of Dr Humbleby!
Young Jerry West has a few problems. His uncle Crispin is broke and employs a butler who isn\'t all he seems.
His other uncle Willoughby is rich but won\'t hand over any of his inheritance. And to cap it all, although already engaged, Jerry has just fallen in love with the wonderful Jane Hunnicutt, whom he\'s just met on jury service.
But she\'s an heiress, and that\'s a problem too - because even if he can extricate himself from his grasping fiancee, Jerry can\' be a gold-digger. Enter \"The Girl in Blue\" - a Gainsborough miniature which someone has stolen from Uncle Willoughby.
Jerry sets out on a mission to find her - and somehow hilariously in the process everything comes right.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873) was an English novelist, poet, playwright and politician. A lot of his works contributed to the early growth of the science fiction genre. \"The Parisians\" is an incredible mystery novel situated in Paris.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873) was an English novelist, poet, playwright and politician. A lot of his works contributed to the early growth of the science fiction genre. \"The Caxtons: A Family Picture\" is a Victorian novel about a life of an aristocratic family. The novel is mainly concerned with domestic life, but it also includes a lengthy disquisition on colonisation and emigration, its value to British society and its role in extending civilization.
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. The main heroine of North and South, Margaret Hale, is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England.
Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers. There Margaret meets Mr.
Thornton, a wealthy cotton mill owner, and dislikes him immediately, but he falls passionately in love with her.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. Dombey and Son is a story of Paul Dombey, a heartless London merchant who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business.
In the tight orbit of his daily life there is no room for dealing with emotions because they have no market value. Dombey sees the future of his firm in his son, neglecting his affectionate daughter.
He even decides to get rid of her beloved, a lowly clerk. However, Dombey\'s weakness is his pride, and he falls prey to the treacherous flattery of others.
Ross Poldark is the first novel in Winston Graham\'s hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner.\nTired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family.
But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin.\nBut his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which alters the whole course of his life .
\n\'From the incomparable Winston Graham . .
. who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more\' Guardian\nRoss Poldark is followed by the second novel in this evocative series of.
Вирджиния Вулф - легендарная британская писательница, одна из главных фигур в литературе первой половины XX века. Её прозе свойственен изысканный язык, яркие персонажи и трогательные сюжеты, которые никого не оставляют равнодушным.\n\"Ночь и день\" - на первый взгляд, обычная английская история о молодых людях: Кэтрин, Мэри, Ральфе и Уильяме, которые пытаются распутать любовный четырёхугольник и разобраться в том, что они на самом деле.
Set in the South of France in the decade after the First World War, Tender is the Night explores the new world of moneyed leisure found by the first generation of idle-rich Americans to take refuge in the French Riviera, bracketed between the horrors of the Great War and the Great Depression to come. It is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver; the bewitching, wealthy, and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife; and the beautiful, harrowing ten-year pas de deux they act out along the border between sanity and madness.
\nF. Scott Fitzgerald deliberately set out to write the most ambitious and far-reaching novel of his career, experimenting radically with narrative conventions of chronology and point of view and drawing on early.