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    • Washington Square (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Henry James, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Noni Kent
    • Durée : 2 h et 42 min
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    When a handsome young man begins to court Catherine Sloper, she feels she is very lucky. She is a quiet, gentle girl, but neither beautiful nor clever; no one had ever admired her before, or come to the front parlour of her home in Washington Square to whisper soft words of love to her. But in New York in the 1840s young ladies are not free to marry where they please. Catherine must have her father’s permission, and Dr Sloper is a rich man.

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    • The Prisoner of Zenda (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Anthony Hope, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Ken Shanley
    • Durée : 1 h et 38 min
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    "We must leave for Zenda at once, to find the King!" cried Sapt. "If we’re caught, we’ll all be killed!" So Rudolf Rassendyll and Sapt gallop through the night to find the King of Ruritania. But the King is now a prisoner in the Castle of Zenda. Who will rescue him from his enemies, the dangerous Duke Michael and Rupert of Hentzau? And who will win the heart of the beautiful Princess Flavia? An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Anthony Hope original by Diane Mowat.

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    • The Call of the Wild (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Jack London, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : William Dufris
    • Durée : 1 h et 43 min
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    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.

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    • Robinson Crusoe (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Level 2
    • De : Daniel Defoe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Charles Collingwood
    • Durée : 1 h et 10 min
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    I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully . . . It was a footprint – the footprint of a man!’In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend – or an enemy?

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    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Mark Twain, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : William Dufris
    • Durée : 1 h et 13 min
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    Tom Sawyer does not like school. He does not like work, and he never wants to get out of bed in the morning. But he likes swimming and fishing, and having adventures with his friends. And he has a lot of adventures. One night, he and his friend Huck Finn go to the graveyard to look for ghosts.They don’t see any ghosts that night. They see something worse than a ghost – much, much worse.

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    • Treasure Island (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Robert Louis Stevenson, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation).
    • Lu par : Gordon Griffin
    • Durée : 2 h et 28 min
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    Suddenly, there was a high voice screaming in the darkness: "Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!" It was Long John Silver’s parrot, Captain Flint! I turned to run . . .’But young Jim Hawkins does not escape from the pirates this time. Will he and his friends find the treasure before the pirates do? Will they escape from the island, and sail back to England with a ship full of gold?

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    • The Thirty-Nine Steps (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : John Buchan, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Mark Strayker
    • Durée : 2 h et 13 min
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    I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.’ Soon Richard Hannay is running for his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious ’Black Stone’. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?

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    • The Withered Arm (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Thomas Hardy, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Claire Wille
    • Durée : 1 h et 3 min
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    Adapted from the story by Thomas Hardy. A woman and a man... words of love whispered on a summer night. Later, there is a child, but no wedding-ring. And then the man leaves the first woman, finds a younger woman, marries her - it’s an old story. Yes, it’s an old, old story. It happens all the time – today, tomorrow, a hundred years ago. People don’t change. But this story, set among the green hills of southern England, has something different about it.

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    • Little Women (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Louisa May Alcott, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Shelley Thompson
    • Durée : 2 h et 12 min
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    When Christmas comes for the four March girls, there is no money for expensive presents and they give away their Christmas breakfast to a poor family. But there are no happier girls in America than Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They miss their father, of course, who is away at the Civil War, but they try hard to be good so that he will be proud of his ’little women’ when he comes home.

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    • Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Edgar Allan Poe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : John Graham
    • Durée : 1 h et 43 min
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    The human mind is a dark, bottomless pit, and sometimes it works in strange and frightening ways. That sound in the night...is it a door banging in the wind, or a murdered man knocking inside his coffin? The face in the mirror...is it yours, or the face of someone standing behind you, who is never there when you turn round?

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    • A Tale of Two Cities (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Charles Dickens, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Gordon Griffen
    • Durée : 2 h et 14 min
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    The Marquis lay there, like stone, with a knife pushed into his heart. On his chest lay a piece of paper, with the words: Drive him fast to the grave. This is from JACQUES. ’The French Revolution brings terror and death to many people. But even in these troubled times people can still love and be kind. They can be generous and true-hearted . . . and brave. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Charles Dickens original by Ralph Mowat.

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    • Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 1
    • De : Arthur Conan Doyle, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 1 h et 5 min
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    Adapted from the Arthur Conan Doyle story "Silver Blaze".... Horseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are very expensive animals. But when they win races, they can make a lot of money too - money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them to win.Silver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races. One night he disappears from his stables, and someone kills his trainer.

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    • Tales from Longpuddle (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Thomas Hardy, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Lawrence Kennedy, Francis Middleton, Candida Gubbins
    • Durée : 1 h et 2 min
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    Tony Kytes is a favourite with the girls but he’s not terribly clever. If you meet an old girlfriend and she asks for a ride home in your wagon, do you say yes? And then if you meet the girl you are planning to marry, what do you do? Very soon, Tony is in a great muddle, and does not know how to escape from it. These stories are set in an English country village of the nineteenth century, but Hardy’s tales of mistakes and muddles and marriages belong in any place, at any time.

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    • The Scarlet Letter (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Oliver Wyman
    • Durée : 2 h et 16 min
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    Scarlet is the colour of sin, and the letter ’A’ stands for ’Adultery’. In the 1600s, in Boston, Massachusetts, love was allowed only between a husband and a wife. A child born outside marriage was a child of sin. Hester Prynne must wear the scarlet letter on her dress for the rest of her life. How can she ever escape from this public shame? What will happen to her child, growing up in the shadow of the scarlet letter? The future holds no joy for Hester Prynne.

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    • William Shakespeare

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Chris Rowe
    • Durée : 1 h et 24 min
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    William Shakespeare. Born April 1564, at Stratford-upon-Avon. Died April 1616. Married Anne Hathaway: two daughters, one son. Actor, poet, famous playwright. Wrote nearly forty plays. But what was he like as a man? What did he think about when he rode into London for the first time... or when he was writing his plays Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet... or when his only son died? We know the facts of his life, but we can only guess at his hopes, his fears, his dreams.

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    • The Murders in Rue Morgue (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Edgar Allan Poe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Geoff Woodman
    • Durée : 1 h et 6 min
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    The room was on the fourth floor, and the door was locked - with the key on the inside. The windows were closed and fastened - on the inside. The chimney was too narrow for a cat to get through. So how did the murderer escape? And whose were the two angry voices heard by the neighbours as they ran up the stairs? Nobody in Paris could find any answers to this mystery.Except Auguste Dupin, who could see further and think more clearly than other people.

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    • Ethan Frome (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Edith Wharton, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Rick Adamson
    • Durée : 1 h et 44 min
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    Life is always hard for the poor, in any place and at any time. Ethan Frome is a farmer in Massachusetts. He works long hours every day, but his farm makes very little money. His wife, Zeena, is a thin, grey woman, always complaining, and only interested in her own ill health. Then Mattie Silver, a young cousin, comes to live with the Fromes, to help Zeena and do the housework. Her bright smile and laughing voice bring light and hope into the Fromes’ house - and into Ethan’s lonely life.

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    • Three Men in a Boat (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Jerome K. Jerome, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Charles Collingwood
    • Durée : 2 h et 14 min
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    I like work. I find it interesting . . . I can sit and look at it for hours. ’With ideas like this, perhaps it is not a good idea to spend a holiday taking a boat trip up the River Thames. But this is what the three friends - and Montmorency the dog - decide to do. It is the sort of holiday that is fun to remember afterwards, but not so much fun to wake up to early on a cold, wet morning. This famous book has made people laugh all over the world for a hundred years . . . and they are still laughing.

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    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Adaptation)

    • Make Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Robert Louis Stevenson, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Charles Collingwood
    • Durée : 2 h et 5 min
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    You are walking through the streets of London. It is getting dark and you want to get home quickly. You enter a narrow side-street. Everything is quiet, but as you pass the door of a large, windowless building, you hear a key turning in the lock. A man comes out and looks at you. You have never seen him before, but you realize immediately that he hates you. You are shocked to discover, also, that you hate him. Who is this man that everybody hates?

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    • Sherlock Holmes and the Duke's Son (Adaptation)

    • The Oxford Bookworms Library
    • De : Arthur Conan Doyle, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Lu par : Richard Mitchly
    • Durée : 59 min
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    Based on the story by Arthur Conan Doyle.... Dr. Huxtable has a school for boys in the north of England. When the Duke of Holdernesse decides to send his young son there, that is good news for the school. The Duke is a very important person, and Dr. Huxtable is happy to have his son in the school. But two weeks later Dr. Huxtable is the unhappiest man in England.

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