Dewey Gram - Gladiator (Penguin Readers)
Maximus is a general in the Roman army. After his last battle he wants to return to his family. But the new Emperor Commodus hates Maximus, and kills his family. Soon Maximus is a prisoner, then a slave, and finally a gladiator. When Emperor Commodus joins Maximus in the arena they fight for their lives.
Geoffrey Trease - The Crown of Violet (Oxford Bookworms)
High up on a stone seat in the great open-air theatre of Athens, Alexis, son of Leon, watches the Festival of Plays - and dreams of seeing his own play on that famous stage. So, as the summer passes, Alexis writes his play for the next year's Festival. But then, with his friend Corinna, he learns that Athens has enemies - enemies who do not like Athenian democracy, and who are planning a revolution to end it all . . .
Nick Hornby - About a Boy (Penguin Readers)
'How cool was Will Freeman?' Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear. He's also found a great way to score with women: attend single parents' groups full of available (and grateful) mothers, all hoping to meet a Nice Guy.
Raymond Chandler - Farewell, My Lovely (Penguin Readers)
Private Detective Philip Marlow is in trouble. He witnesses a murder and knows who the killer is, but for some reason the police don't want to find the murderer, so Marlowe decides to find out for himself. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
Ferenc Molnár - The Paul Street Boys (Bluebird Reader's Academy)
B1 szint Bluebird Readers Academy sorozat: Ismert magyar irodalmi mûvek rövidített változatainak angol fordításai három nyelvi szinten • nyelvvizsgára, érettségire készülõknek • kikapcsolódásra vágyó nyelvtanulóknak • átfogó szószedettel és szövegértési feladatokkal
Thomas Hardy - Far from the Madding Crowd (Penguin Readers)
Gabriel Oak is an honest, hard-working young farmer, who falls in love with the beautiful and independent Bathsheba Everdene. After a tragic accident, Gabriel loses his farm. Bathsheba, on the other hand, becomes rich. Is there any hope for Gabriel?
Frederick Forsyth - The Day of the Jackal (Penguin Readers)
A secret organisation plans to assassinate the French President, General de Gaulle. Their leader, Colonel Marc Rodin, decides to hire a professional, someone unknown to French police. He and his men choose the Jackal. Can police detective Claude Lebel stop the killing and save the President's life?
Tim Vicary - The Brontë Story (Oxford Bookworms)
On a September day in 1821, in the church of a Yorkshire village, a man and six children stood around a grave. They were burying a woman: the man's wife, the children's mother. The children were all very young, and within a few years the two oldest were dead, too. Close to the wild beauty of the Yorkshire moors, the father brought up his young family. Who had heard of the Brontës of Haworth then? Branwell died young, but his sisters became famous writers. But they did not live to grow old or to enjoy their fame. Only their father was left, alone with his memories.
Richard Curtis - Love Actually (Penguin Readers)
In London, Christmas is coming and the people in this story have love on their minds. Some have found love; some have lost it. Some accept their loneliness; others live in hope. Even the new British prime minister's thoughts are not always on his job because love, actually, is all around us. Penguin Readers Level 4 (Intermediate), Contemporary / British English
Michael Dibdin - The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Oxford Bookworms)
For fifty years after Dr Watson's death, a packet of papers, written by the doctor himself, lay hidden in a locked box. The papers contained an extraordinary report of the case of Jack the Ripper and the horrible murders in the East End of London in 1888. The detective, of course, was the great Sherlock Holmes - but why was the report kept hidden for so long? This is the story that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never wrote. It is a strange and frightening tale...
Michael Walsh - As Time Goes By (Penguin Readers)
From sun-baked Morocco to wartime London, from New York to Prague, unforgettable characters like Rick, Ilsa, Louis and Sam are brought to life again. Set during the Second World War, the classic film Casablanca is one of the most romantic stories of all time and As Time Goes By continues the story. Play it again, Sam!
Joyce Hannam - The Death of Karen Silkwood (Oxford Bookworms)
This is the story of Karen Silkwood.It begins with her death. Why does her story begin where it should end? Certain people wanted her death to be an ending. Why? What were they afraid of? Karen Silkwood had something to tell us, and she believed that it was important. Why didn't she live to tell us? Wilt we ever know what really happened? The questions go on and on, but there are no answers. This is a true story. It happened in Oklahoma, USA, where Karen Silkwood lived and worked... and died.
Jack London - The Call of the Wild (Oxford Bookworms)
When men find gold in the frozen north of Canada, they need dogs - big, strong dogs to pull the sledges on the long journeys to and from the gold mines. Buck is stolen from his home in the south and sold as a sledge-dog. He has to learn a new way of life - how to work in harness, how to stay alive in the ice and the snow ... and how to fight. Because when a dog falls down in a fight, he never gets up again.
Evelyn Waugh - Decline and Fall (Oxford Bookworms)
After a wild, drunken party, Paul Pennyfeather is forced to leave Oxford and begin a new life out in the wide world. His experiences take him from a boys' private school in Wales, where he meets some rather strange people, to a life of luxury in a grand country house and the Ritz Hotel, and then to seven years' hard labour in prison. Where will it all end? The black humour of this story about English society in the 1920s is as fresh today as it was when the novel was first written.
Barry McQuirk - The Reluctant Saint
A THE ENGLISH LEARNER'S LIBRARY (Angolul tanulók könyvtára) egy könyvsorozat magyarul tanulók számára. A sorozatot a szerzők úgy állították össze, hogy az olvasónak lehetőséget nyújtsanak arra, hogy kiválaszthassa és összeállíthassa a saját ízlésének megfelelő könyvtárát olyan könyvekből. amelyeket angol anyanyelvű szerzők az angolt idegen nyelvként tanulók számára írtak. A sorozat iránt érdeklődők mindenféle tárgykörből találnak majd olvasnivalót: a kurta meséktől a konyhaművészetig, a folklórtól a detektívregényig.
John Briley - Cry Freedom (Oxford Bookworms)
They said Steve Biko was a man of violence; then why did he talk of peace? They said revolution; so why did he talk of friendship? They said he died of hunger; why was his body broken and bruised? This is the story of a man's fight with the government of South Africa. It is the story of all people who prefer truth to lies. It is the story of all people who cry Freedom', and who are not afraid to die.
Andrew C. Rouse - Small Ads
Kötetünkkel új sorozatot indítunk útjára. Szórakoztató könyveinket azoknak szánjuk, akik már szeretnének angolul olvasni, de még nem tudnak akármit elolvasni. A sorozat három különböző nyelvi szint igényeit kívánja kielégíteni. A "zöld" kötetek a legkönnyebbek, a "kék" könyvek kicsit nehezebbek, a "piros" kötetek a legnehezebbek, de azok sem haladják meg az állami nyelvvizsga középfokú szintjét. A sorozat címe is jelzi, hogy könyveink célja a szórakoztatva tanítás. Nem kell hozzájuk már, csak egy kényelmes karosszék. Reméljük, hogy az izgalmas, mulatságos és néha szomorú történetek épp olyan kellemes élményt nyújtanak, mintha csak a saját anyanyelvünkön olvasnánk a karosszékben.
Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure (Penguin Readers)
"Upon its first appearance in 1895, Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure shocked Victorian critics and readers with a frank depiction of sexuality and an unbridled indictment of the institutions of marriage, education, and religion - reportedly causing one Anglican bishop to order the book publicly burned. The experience so exhausted Hardy that he never wrote a work of fiction again." Rich in symbolism, Jude the Obscure is the story of Jude Fawley and his struggle to rise from his station as a poor Wessex stone mason to that of a scholar at Christminster. It is also the story of Jude's ill-fated relationship with his cousin Sue Bridehead - and the ultimate tragedy that causes Jude's undoing and Sue's transformation. Jude the Obscure explores man's essential loneliness and remains one of Hardy's most widely read novels.