The Regents Illustrated Classics series provides highly motivational material for beginning and intermediate ESL students and for native speakers of English who want to develop basic reading skills. Each classic is presented in a fully illustrated format which aids comprehension and actually stimulates the desire to read. The for levels – beginning, low intermediate, and high intermediate – are all based on limited vocabulary and structure lists. Exercises are designed to develop reading strategies and build vocabulary.
Mary W. Helley was a British author who lived in the first half of the nineteenth century. Her novel Frankenstein is the story of a brilliant German scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who is so obsessed with his search for the secrets of life and death that he creats a hideous monster. Shunned by all who see him, the lonely creature turns evil. The monster eventually destroys everone the scientist loves. Finally, after a chase through the frozen North, the monster destroys Frankenstein himself.
Matt Groening - Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror
In the throat-throttling tradition of The Simpson's annual "Treehouse of Horror" episodes, the Master of Mirthful Mayhem, Matt Groening, presents a gut-wrenching, fright-filled, spine-tingling spooktacular that's fun for the whole family. Prepare for alien invasions, ancient curses, monstrous mutations, Christmas albums, crazed zombies, the penal system, and botany gone bad! CAUTION: These terrifying tales and fearsome features may cause you to laugh yourself to DEATH!!!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes Short Stories (Oxford Bookworms)
Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective of them all. He sits in his room, and smokes his pipe. He listens, and watches, and thinks. He listens to the steps coming up his stairs; he watches the door opening - and he knows what question the stranger will ask. In these threeof his best stories, Holmes has three visitors to the famous flat in Baker Street - visitors who bring their troubles to the only man in the world wo can help them.
Paul Hains - Anna Johnson - Mastermind Use Of English
Mastermind Use of English provides grammatical and lexical practice for CAE, ALCE, ECPE and Proficiencey exams. • advanced-level grammar practice • vocabulary development covering Cambridge and Michigan Proficiency topics • phrasal verbs, words with multiple meanings, prepositions, collocations, word-formation, and metaphor and meaning • Cambridge and Michigan-style reviews • 5 appendices: grammar, spelling and punctuation, phrasal verbs, prepositional phrases, British and American English • mini-companion with definitions, example sentences, derivatives, opposites and review exercises Teacher's Edition with answers overprinted, discussion topics and phtocopiable tests is available.
Miles Craven - Cambridge English Skills Real Listening And Speaking 4 With Answers
A four-level skills series for adults and young adults Learners can develop the skills they need to use English confidently wherever they are – at home, at work, travelling, studying or just in social situations with English-speaking friends. This edition comes with answers and audio CD.
Frank Miller - Batman - Year One
A new deluxe trade paperback edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever, written by Frank Miller, author of The Dark Knight Returns! In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman's first year fighting crime, this collection includes reproductions of original pencils, promotional art, script pages, unseen David Mazzucchelli Batman art and more!
Frank Miller - The Hard Goodbye
Sin City launched the long-running, critically acclaimed series of comics novels by Frank Miller. Having worked on some of the most important comic books in the 1980s, including Marvel Comics's Daredevil and the influential Batman graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, Miller was already a heavy-weight cartoonist, but he hit his stride with Sin City. It gave him the freedom that doesn't come when working on someone else's characters. While the art isn't as polished as in later books, it is in many ways the quintessential Sin City story: tough-guy Marv finds the girl of his dreams, an incredible beauty named Goldie. But when Goldie is murdered on their first night together, Marv scours the bars and back alleys of Sin City to find her killer in hopes of avenging her death.
Rosemary Border - The Piano (Oxford Bookworms)
One day, a farmer tells a farm boy to take everything out of an old building and throw it away. "It's all rubbish,' he says In the middle of all the rubbish, the boy finds a beautiful old piano. He has never played before, but now, when his fingers touch the piano, he begins to play. He closes his eyes and the music comes to him-and the musicmoves his fingers. When he opens his eyes again, he knows that his life is changed for ever...
Neil Gaiman - P. Craig Russell - The Sandman: The Dream Hunters Graphic Novel
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Neil Gaiman's Sandman, THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS is a hardcover comics adaptation of Gaiman's original prose novella by the same name illustrated by Yoshitako Amano. The world was different in old Japan. In those days, creatures of myth and legend walked upon the earth, swam in the sea, flew through the air. Some were wild and some, at great cost, could be tamed. So it was that a wily fox made a wager to dislodge a humble young monk from his home--and lost her heart in the betting. So it was also that a master of the demons of this world set his own eyes on the monk, seeking to seize the pious man's inner strength for his own. And so it was, the King of All Night's Dreaming would find himself intervening on behalf of a love that was never meant to be... Adapted by P. Craig Russell from the award-winning story by NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author Neil Gaiman, THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS is a richly evocative return to the world of The Dreaming, seen through entirely new eyes. Collects the entire 4-issue series as well as a sketch section by P. Craig Russell. Also included is a cover gallery that includes work by P. Craig Russell, Yuko Shimizu, Mike Mignola, Paul Pope and Joe Kubert. "THE DREAM HUNTERS is a lovingly-crafted piece of work. Russell produces...as faithful an adaptation as one could ever hope for."--IGN
Charles Collins - Egy pár kesztyű / A Pair of Gloves / A diván / The Sofa
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Bill Watterson - The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. More than 30 million of the 17 Calvin and Hobbes books (all published by Andrews McMeel) have been sold. And now, we're pleased to announce that the entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons will be published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon. Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition will include all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication. This is the treasure that all Calvin and Hobbes fans will seek.
Frank Miller - Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man. Together with inker Klaus Janson and colorist Lynn Varley, writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight's retirement. Crime runs rampant in the streets, and the man who was Batman is still tortured by the memories of his parents' murders. As civil society crumbles around him, Bruce Wayne's long-suppressed vigilante side finally breaks free of its self-imposed shackles. The Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by this generation's Robin — a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors, But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies, after years of incarceration have made them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout of an undeclared war between the superpowers — or a clash of what were once the world's greatest superheroes? Over fifteen years after its debut, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns remains an undisputed classic and one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium.
Stephen Rabley - Marcel and the White Star (Penguin Readers)
Marcel is a mouse and famous detective. He lives in Paris. One evening, two thieves steal very expensive diamond ring - the "White Star". Then they steal a car. Marcel follows them across Paris to a cafe. Can he get the "White Star" and bring it back?
Frank Miller - Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again
This revision of an iconic character, the sequel to Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, has been one of comics publishing's most anticipated events. As installments of the DK2 comic appeared, controversy mounted. Much sloppier and gaudier, the strip didn't really resemble Miller's earlier book, and in the wake of September 11, Miller's in-your-face confrontation with authority figures upset some readers. The collected book edition makes it easier to appreciate why he'd take such risks. Miller sees Batman as an extremist, pushed to the verge of insanity because he can't compromise his beliefs. In this continuation, he's convinced today's world is controlled by powers even crazier and more ego driven than he is. And he's right. Lex Luthor and Brainiac have imprisoned, enlisted or intimidated Earth's superheroes; but the only one they can't control is the hero with no super powers, just furious moral rage. Superman, the ultimate voice of reason, tries to calm Batman. Instead, all hell breaks loose, in pages full of bursting shapes, digitized Day-Glo colors and jagged continuity. Intense as the reading experience is, it's less disturbing than Batman's assault on the masters of America and their accomplices. Miller peppers the book with caricatures of current politicians and pundits rubbing shoulders with outrageously cartoonish goons as they defend a computer-generated president and the Freedom From Information Act. If the masters of power are engaging in terrorism, this work suggests, why shouldn't rebels use terror in return? But how does a successful rebel avoid becoming a fascist leader himself? These are the questions Miller asks in this serious, important comic, a work that's intentionally disturbing in many ways and on many levels.
Alan Moore - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Comics scriptwriting supremo Alan Moore's incredible, reinvention of classic heroes and villains - now available in an eagerly-anticipated paperback. What if some of the best loved literary characters in history were to band together to fight crime? What if Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Dr Henry Jekyll (together with his brutish alter ego Edward Hyde) and The Invisible Man were brought together by a Miss Mina Harker (who once had a dalliance with a certain Count from Transylvania), to fight the menace of Fu Manchu? Enter the extraordinary world of Alan Moore with this fantastic collection to find out!
J. R. R. Tolkien - Charles Dixon - Sean Deming - The Hobbit
First published over 50 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit has become one of the best-loved books off all time. Now Tolkien's fantasy classic has been adapted into a fully painted graphic novel. The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins... a quiet and contented hobbit whose life was turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim the dwarves' stolen treasure.It is a journey fraught whit danger - and in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the guardians of the treasure, the most-dreaded dragon Smaug. Illustrated in full colour throughout, and accompanied by the carefully abridged text of the original novel, this handsome authorised edition will introduce new generations to a magical masterpiece - and be treasured by Hobbit fans of all ages, everywhere.
François Launet - The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) 1.
A light-hearted view of H P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) is based on the webcomic of the same name by Francois Launet, which chronicles the "daily" lives of the Great Old Ones, including Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, and Yog-Sothoth, among others. This funny collection of gag comic strips is a parody of the horror genre that further investigates in humorous detail the monster characters originally created by Lovecraft. Although meant to invoke laughter instead of the usual terror found in Lovecraft's work, the book explores dark and mature themes such as death, religion, and the occult, albeit in a light and fanciful manner. This work is in association with Diabolo Ediciones. François Launet is an illustrator and a visual special effects supervisor and designer for movies and commercials who has worked on the animated films Despicable Me and The Lorax. He is the creator of the web comic The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom), which appears on his personal website www.goominet.com, where he displays images created through a variety of mediums, including drawing, hand paintings, photos, and 3-D images. He is the illustrator of the books G.O.Os on the Loose and Welcome to the Vault!
Neil Gaiman - Leslie S. Klinger - The Annotated Sandman 1.
Meet the Endless, a family of immortals that govern all aspects of life and death throughout the universe. However, one of theirown lays captured--Dream, the Lord of Sleep. As Dream makes his escape and returns to his duties after 70 years of imprison-ment, he encounters countless characters from myth, legend and comics, from Lucifer himself to the tragic Greek hero Orpheusto the HELLBLAZER John Constantine.New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo titleand one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyondlife and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision
Neil Gaiman - Black Orchid
Illustrated by Dave McKean Black Orchid, the heroine of the tale, is both human and flower. In a desperate bid to fathom the chaos around her, she undertakes a hazardous journey to uncover her true origins. What are her connections to the evil Lex Luthor, the Caped Crusader of Gotham and the Swamp Thing?
Neil Gaiman - Dave McKean - Dustcovers: The Collected Sandman Covers
An amazing portfolio of dark and arresting imagery, THE SANDMAN DUST COVERS: THE COLLECTED SANDMAN COVERS presents the haunting artwork of this critically acclaimed and award-winning epic. Through these dynamic pieces, Dave McKean reflected the mesmerizing mythology, adult nature, and imaginative storytelling that made the story of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, such a groundbreaking series.Featuring an exclusive Sandman tale, this collection also includes insightful and revealing cover commentaries by Sandman author Neil Gaiman.
Neil Gaiman - Death - The High Cost of Living
From the pages of Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day. As a young mortal girl named Didi, Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart. What follows is a sincere musing on love, life and (of course) death.