A fresh contemporary design for A. S. Byatt´s celebrated anthology of English short stories The Oxford Book of English Short Stories.The 37 stories featured here are selected from the 19th and 20th centuries, by authors ranging from Dickens, Trollope, and Hardy to J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, and Ian McEwan.
The Golden Age of the English short story lies from its first wide acceptance in the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth, a period when there were a great many outlets in Britain for shorter fictions. This title celebrates this period through some of the most widely known writers of the time.
Finally, I am at home, and I feel very happy. = Enfin, je suis chez moi et je me sens très heureux. Do you understand these first French words? Yes, you do! Why? Because it was presented to you using a new technique that is making learning languages easier than ever – the Bilingual Reading . We created this book using this technique so that you can learn French language in a fast and fun way and whenever you want. How it works? It's simple: bilingual reading works by reading two versions of the same book or text at the same time. One version is in the language you want to learn (in this case, we'll help you learn French) and the other version is in your native language or in another language that you feel comfortable with: here we will use English. This way, you can use this book to learn French with stories for beginners with the bilingual reading natural method. Using this method, you will quickly begin to discover the meaning of words in French and accumulate vocabulary quickly. To captivate readers of all ages, this book brings together 50 New amazing Penguins images with 50 New short, simple, funny texts written in your native language and in language you want to learn. Step by step, with this learn French book for kids or adults you will see that everyone is memorizing more vocabulary in an easy, fast and fun way. It's a great tool for everyone interested in learn French language. Let's start our French learning adventure? Come on, it's going to be fun - the New Penguins Dialogues will help you learn!
Arnold Bennett was a British novelist, playwright, critic, and essayist whose major works form an important link between the English novel and the mainstream of European realism.In this book the critic August Nemo brings seven specially selected short stories: - The Lion's Share - The Burglary - News of the Engagement - Beginning the New Year - From One Generation to Another - The Death of Simon Fuge - In a New Bottle
English Rugby 101 is a compendium of fascinating facts, stats, stories, personalities and trivia - perfect for all fans of English rugby. From the very first Test match against Scotland in 1871 all the way through to the present day, England´s rich rugby history is distilled into 101 facts, stats and stories. This entertaining volume is an instructive, if sometimes irreverent - but always affectionate - guide to some of the groundbreaking firsts, controversies, innovations, characters, achievements and disasters that have taken place at Twickenham and around the world. Whether an expert or a novice, this is the perfect companion for those who follow the exploits of the red-rose warriors on the field and love to bask in light of their glorious (and sometimes inglorious) past.
There are numerous time-honored stories which have become so incorporated into the literature and thought of our race that a knowledge of them is an indispensable part of one´s education. These stories are of several different classes. To one class belong the popular fairy tales which have delighted untold generations of children, and will continue to delight them to the end of time. To another class belong the limited number of fables that have come down to us through many channels from hoar antiquity. To a third belong the charming stories of olden times that are derived from the literatures of ancient peoples, such as the Greeks and the Hebrews. A fourth class includes the half-legendary tales of a distinctly later origin, which have for their subjects certain romantic episodes in the lives of well-known heroes and famous men, or in the history of a people.It is to this last class that most of the fifty stories contained in the present volume belong. As a matter of course, some of these stories are better known, and therefore more famous, than others. Some have a slight historical value; some are useful as giving point to certain great moral truths; others are products solely of the fancy, and are intended only to amuse. Some are derived from very ancient sources, and are current in the literature of many lands; some have come to us through the ballads and folk tales of the English people; a few are of quite recent origin; nearly all are the subjects of frequent allusions in poetry and prose and in the conversation of educated people. Care has been taken to exclude everything that is not strictly within the limits of probability; hence there is here no trespassing upon the domain of the fairy tale, the fable, or the myth.
Plain English is the art of writing clearly, concisely, and in a way that precisely communicates your message to your intended audience. This book offers 25 practical guidelines helping you to improve your vocabulary, style, grammar, and layout to achieve clear writing. It gives expert advice on all aspects of the writing process: from avoiding jargon and legalese, to organizing written information in print and online. It also shows you how it´s done with hundreds of real examples, including ´before´ and ´after´ versions. All this is presented in an authoritative and engaging way. Completely revised and updated, this essential reference work is now even more useful: the word lists have been expanded; a new list of clichéd and troublesome words to avoid has been added; and examples of real-life stories have been replaced with more recent ones. An improved design gives the book a fresh feel.
Tired of boring textbooks and apps that don´t make sense? Step into the shoes of Dino, explore 4 German cities and learn German—the way it´s actually spoken—along the way! This collector´s edition comprises the first four German stories in the Dino lernt Deutsch German learning series for beginners: Café in Berlin, Ferien in Frankfurt, Karneval in Köln and Momente in München. There´s A Litte Bit Of Dino Inside All Of Us Lured by the promise of endless possibilities, Dino, a young man from Sicily tries to make a new home in Germany. Equipped only with an intense curiosity and a knack for meeting new people, he´s eager to delve into local customs and cuisine, if there only wasn´t this pesky business of learning German ... Follow Dino on his adventures through 4 different German cities, experience daily life in Germany through the eyes of a newcomer, learn about the country and its people, and learn German effortlessly along the way! This book is designed to help beginners make the leap from studying isolated words and phrases to reading (and enjoying) naturally flowing German short stories. Learning German Doesn´t Have To Be A Chore Just got started on your German learning journey? Memorized a few words but struggle with longer texts? We´ve all been there. This book is designed to help beginners make the leap from studying isolated words and phrases to reading (and enjoying!) authentic German fiction. Using simplified sentence structures and a very basic vocabulary, this story series is carefully crafted to allow even novice learners to boost their confidence and speed up their German learning journey. Each chapter comes with a complete German-English dictionary, with a special emphasis on collocative phrases (high frequency word combinations), short sentences and useful expressions. By working with these building blocks instead of just single words, learners can accelerate their understanding, boost retention and active usage of new German language material and make the language learning process more fluid and fun. What You´ll Find In This Book - 40 German short stories about German culture, language and cuisine - tons of phrases and expressions you will actually use in daily life - a detailed German-English vocabulary after each chapter - short quizzes to boost your text-comprehension - a relatable protagonist and other fun characters - hand-drawn illustrations by the author - the beginning of a grand German learning adventure ... Read, Learn & Collect Them All Yes! That´s right. Once you´re done reading the four episodes contained in this collector´s edition, the story continues! Follow our protagonist to Palermo, Zurich, Vienna and many other cities in the next installment! Before you know it, you´ll have traveled half of Europe and picked up more German than years´ worth of expensive courses. Learning German has never been more fun. What You WON´T Find In This Book - dull characters designed by academics - archaic words and phrases nobody uses in real life - wordy footnotes that get in the way of the reading experience - childish storytelling that insults your intelligence - a jumble of unrelated places, people and events - a teaching approach which takes itself too seriously
Finally, I am at home, and I feel very happy. = Finalmente, estoy en casa, y me siento muy feliz. Do you understand this first word in Spanish? Yes, you do - this is Easy Spanish! How ? Because you read it using a new technique: bilingual reading (parallel text). How it works? It's simple: bilingual reading works by reading two versions of the same book or text at the same time. One version is in the language you want to learn (in this case, we'll help you learn Spanish) and the other version is in your native language or in another language that you feel comfortable with: here we will use English. This way, you can use short stories to learn Spanish the fun way with the bilingual reading natural method. Using this method, you will quickly begin to discover the meaning of words in Spanish and accumulate vocabulary quickly. With this Super Pack of 4 Books in 1 you can Save Money and Learn many words in Spanish reading it in your native language and in the language you want to learn. These are the 4 books you get in this Super Pack: [ Book 1 ] - 50 Bilingual Dialogues and Penguins Images (II) [ Book 2 ] - 50 Bilingual Dialogues and Pugs Images [ Book 3 ] - 50 Bilingual Dialogues and Koalas Images [ Book 4 ] - 50 Bilingual Dialogues and Penguins Images (I) Little by little, with this spanish books pack for kids or adults, you will see that everyone is memorizing more vocabulary in an easy, fast and fun way. It's a great spanish vocabulary language learning resource. Let's start learning Spanish?