English Classics: For Beginners

Learning English as a second language? Or want to actually understand the old-fashioned lingo used in classic books?(!) These simplified titles are great for anyone looking for British literature in an easier or lighter format.
All is not as it first appears in this darkly duplicitous tale...
Not an account of the Claudia Schiffer-dating Vegas magician's rise to fame. Quite the contrary, in fact...
An easy-to-read version of Dickens' famous Yuletide tale of Scrooge and his ghostly visitors.
Thomas Hardy's famous tale of love, violence, passion, and misery.
London and Paris. Before and during the French Revolution.
A Tale of Two Cities, Ralph Mowat
'More? MORE?!'

Yup, this portrait of an orphan's plight in Victorian London will leave you hooked on Dickensian tales.
Oliver Twist, Richard Rogers
You're shipwrecked alone on a desert island for 15 years. And then, suddenly, you realise someone else is there too...
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
Swift's tall (and short) stories of a traveller with an astonishing history to share about strange lands beyond the horizon.
Forget the Disney cartoon. Enjoy the tale of Mowgli and his animal companions by reading Kipling's original book.
A sickly child in a lonely old house. But what lies behind the gate? Find out in this literary classic.
Life was very different for horses back in the 19th Century. And Black Beauty has a lot to say on the matter!
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
Emily Bronte's best-known book: retold for those learning English.
Love Sherlock? Then it's time you read some of Conan Doyle's classics! Start with this one.
Was it all a dream? Find out in Lewis Carroll's much Victorian fantasy novel.
Shakespeare's romantic comedy: made easier to understand.
Jane Austen's story of two very different sisters.
Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
Pirates, treasure, and adventures on the high seas. What's not to love?
Dickens' classic tales of Pip, Estella, Miss Havisham and co. Same deal. Less verbose.
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