Man Hunt-Richard Mac Andrew

Man Hunt

Introducing the story of the Man Hunt by: Richard Mac Andrew.

about Man Hunt:

Man Hunt, by Richard MacAndrew, has won the 2013 Language Learner Literature Award, in the Adolescent and Adult: Upper Intermediate and Advanced category. this story is a compelling read for crime story enthusiasts. And the main mystery of the murders takes place in a rural community. author draws the reader into the narrative moving back and forth between the voices of the criminal and the police.

In fact from the beginning of this detective story the reader plunges into the inner world of a killer and You’ll see what will be happening with the murderer’s eyes.

About the author:

Richard Mac Andrew started writing in 1996. he has written a variety of books for for Oxford University Press and also for Cambridge University Press and Language Teaching Publications. He has been working at ELT for about 40 years and he has also taught in Finland, Sweden, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. He has twice won a Language Learner Literature Award from the Extensive Reading Foundation. His books include CAE Study Pack and Window on Britain, and Watch This.

In addition to writing, he enjoys walking in the Yorkshire Dales, listening to the music of Jerry Garcia, reading numerous detective stories and thrillers, and watching Scotland play rugby.

Summary:

In this story you’ll experience great emotions described by the  Richard MacAndrew. From the very beginning of the story You’ll plunges into the inner world of a killer. You will actually see what is going on in the killer’s mind.

The charm of the Man Hunt is that the murderer overcame his barrier and does what he wants to do. The killer successfully commits the first murder in North Yorkshire. Detective Inspector Charles Neville arrive at the crime scene on his day off and is going to investigate this case.

Due to bad weather, police were unable to gather all the details. The victim is a middle-aged man who had been walking with his dog when he was attacked. After committing the murder, the killer pursues other murders with full consent. Meanwhile, police are preparing to arrest the serial killer.

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The Abc Murders-Agatha Christie

The ABC Murders

Introducing the story of The ABC Murders by: Agatha Christie.

about The ABC Murders:

The A.B.C. Murders is a detective work by English author Agatha Christie, published in 1936. This story is a surprising story tackling the modern figure of the serial killer and the psychology. The characters in this story are: Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp. They contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as “A.B.C.”.

Agatha Christie following in the footsteps Charles Dickens, Combines first-person narrative and third-person narrative. This approach was previously used by Agatha Christie in The Man in the Brown Suit. The story was well received in the UK and the US when it was published.

About the author:

Agatha Christie, the most famous woman writer and one of the pioneers of criminal literature, was born on September 15, 1890 in Torquay Devon, England. she was the daughter of an American father and an English aristocratic mother. During both World Wars, she served in war hospitals and then in pharmacies, And for this reason she had a high knowledge of medicine and toxicology. So she used the same science in writing her books, and that is why most of the victims of Christie’s stories die of poison.

Agatha Christie was unparalleled in character creation, and immortal characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are among her timeless masterpieces. It is interesting to know that Agatha Christie’s personal life, like her stories, has been very complicated and enigmatic. She died in 1976 at her home in Oxford shire, England.

Summary:

The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation story. This story is told by faithful friend of Hercule Poirot named Captain Arthur Hastings. Hercule Poirot and Captain Arthur Hastings are two old friends that used to work together solving crimes. But these two friends have not seen each other for years. Captain Arthur Hastings has married and left for South Africa and Poirot works as a private detective in London.

One day Hastings was passing through London and decided to visit Hercule Poirot. Hastings had noticed that Poirot famous detective still wit. During the meeting of former colleagues Poirot received a letter from a criminal who challenged him. Once again, Poirot will find himself up against a Mysterious killer who goes by the name of “ABC”.

In fact, the author of this letter points out Poirot to the murders he will commit in the future. So again Poirot and his partner would work together solving a complicated case.

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Brave New World-Aldous Huxley

Brave New World

Introducing the story of Brave New World by: Aldous Huxley.

about Brave New World:

Brave New World is considered by most experts to be the best work in the field of science-fiction, as George Orwell’s famous novel “1984” has been rated lower than it. In this novel, Huxley takes us to a world in which a single state rules the whole world.

The reception of this novel at its publication was primarily negative. and very few understood the novel’s philosophical implications. Many schools and libraries all over the world banned the novel.

Others, however, are still influenced by the novel’s take on dystopia, which forces the reader to ponder. for example  In a perfect world with no poverty, sickness, or sadness, what is society missing? This question and the answers provided by Huxley in this novel are, perhaps, the reason the novel continues to resonate.

About the author:

Aldous Huxley (1894-1964) English philosopher, writer and poet is one of the most influential literary and intellectual figures of the mid-twentieth century. He after graduating, taught for a while and then started writing during a trip to Italy.

Huxley became one of the most famous English storytellers and biographers after writing several of his works. His most famous novel is The Brave New World, written in 1932, set in London in the 26th century. The title of the novel is taken from a part of William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest”.

Huxley was one of the pioneers of modern literature in the first half of the twentieth century. He was a humanist, pacifist and satirist. Later, spiritual subjects such as meta-psychology, philosophical mysticism in particular, and universalism also became his interests.

summary:

It’s incredible and frightening novel about the world of future. The events of this novel take place in the year 2540 in the city of London. The author depicts an utopia in which genetic engineering led to the creation of humans with predetermined characteristics.

In this world, rebirth (birth from the womb) and the idea of ​​having parents, like belief in God and religion, is ugly and shameful. There are no families now, words as “mother” or “father” are now rude ones. and the God – is Henry Ford.

In this world, citizens are sorted as embryos to be of a certain class. These classes, in order from highest to lowest, are Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon. The Alphas are bred to be leaders, and the Epsilons are bred to be menial labourers.

This story is about an extraordinary man Bernard Marx, who decided to visit one of that small places where still no “civilization” and people live there like thousand years ago.

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A Tale of Two Cities by: Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

Introducing the story of A Tale of Two Cities by: Charles Dickens.

about A Tale of Two Cities:

A Tale of Two Cities” by British author Charles Dickens is the best-selling single-volume novel in the world (along with The Little Prince) with 200 million copies sold. The story of this novel takes place in London and Paris, before and during the French Revolution.

This novel, depicts a young man under the teachings of French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution. and the violence of revolutionaries against former aristocrats in the early years of the French Revolution.

The novel tells the story of several people. most importantly Charles Darnay, a former French aristocrat who, despite his good nature, falls victim to the anti-discrimination sentiment of the revolution. and Sydney Carton, a British lawyer who is a fugitive and tries to save his unpleasant life by loving Charles Darnay’s wife, Lucie Manette.

About Charles Dickens:

Charles Dickens was born in Land port, Portsea, England, on 1812. he grew up in a in a poor family. after studying he became a freelance reporter, and finally an author. With Pickwick Papers (1836–37) he achieved immediate fame.

In a few years he was easily the most popular and respected writer of his time. His novels often show his concern for the injustices of British society. A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860–61), and Our Mutual Friend (1864–65) complete his major works.

summary:

In 1775 a high-level bank officer named Jarvis Lorry goes to Paris with a task for his employer, Tellson’s Bank. Joining him on his journey is Lucie Manette, a 17-year-old woman who is stunned to learn that her father, Doctor Alexandre Manette, is alive and has recently been released after having been secretly imprisoned in Paris for 18 years.

When they arrive in the poverty-stricken quarter of Saint Antoine, they find the Doctor’s former servant, Ernest Defarge, he takes them to the garret room where he is keeping Doctor Manette, but when Lucie approaches him, he remembers his wife and begins to weep. Lucie comforts him, and that night Mr. Lorry and Lucie take him to England.

Five years later, Mr Lorry is called as a witness for the trial of Charles Darnay, a Frenchman accused of being a spy for France and the United States. Also at the trial are Doctor Manette and Lucie, who are witnesses for the prosecution. but the turning point in the trial occurs when A revelation throws into doubt a positive identification of Darnay as the person seen passing secrets, and the court acquits Darnay.

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-The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter

Introducing the story of The Scarlet Letter by: Nathaniel Hawthorne.

about The Scarlet Letter:

The story of The Scarlet Letter is a historical story written by the American author Nathaniel Hawthorne and published in 1850. The story takes place in Boston, in the highly religious and Puritan community of Massachusetts, USA (New England) in the seventeenth century. This story is about a young woman named Hester Prynne who has been forced to wear the stigma or the letter A in red for the rest of her life for committing adultery.

characters :

The main character in the story of The Scarlet Letter is a young woman named Hester Prynne. who commits adultery at first but then her life and character change and she becomes a pure and virtuous woman. Arthur Dimzdale is the famous and trusted priest of the city who commits adultery with Hester.

His fear of the consequences of exposing this fact does not allow him to confess his guilt; But his upset conscience never leaves him. Roger Chillingworth is Hester’s ex-wife. He is a cruel and evil man who thinks of nothing but revenge from the beginning to the end of the story.

summary:

Hester Prynne is a young married woman whose husband went on a trip many years ago but never returned, and everyone is convinced that he is dead. The story begins when Hester is in prison for committing adultery with the city’s most important priest, Arthur Dimzdale. Hester Prynne is asked to reveal the name of the adulterer so that the man can be tried.

But Hester is very loyal and brave and refuses to do so. Puritans could even behead the sinner. But no matter of the punishment, Hester Prynne ought to wear a Scarlet Letter – a big letter ‘A’ that meant ‘Adultery’ at his breast.

Hester Prynne proudly accepts this punishment and does not fail under the scandal and humiliation imposed on her by society until he gradually changes society’s view of herself. But Arthur Dimzdale, the city’s famous pastor, is afraid of revealing his relationship with Hester, as it could lead to his scandal or death.

Therefore, he maintains his pure image in the eyes of the people, but he suffers a lot from this sin and disgrace in himself. Meanwhile an old physician came to village and Hester Prynne recognized her husband in him. Hester agreed to keep their secret, and physician swore to find her lover.

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He Knows Too Much-Alan Maley

He Knows Too Much

 Introducing the story of He Knows Too Much by: Alan Maley.

About He Knows Too Much:

The story of He Knows Too Much is a fun and amazing story, because in each chapter you can find a new clue that helps you get a little bit of the story to your heart. The best part of the story is the ending, because you think Dick is taking revenge on the enemies, but in the end he does not use the information he has discovered, because everything is miraculously discovered.

After reading The story of He Knows Too Much, you will realize that revenge is not the best way to solve problems, because you think that in the end, everyone is in a legal place. Finally, we recommend that you read this story because it is easy to understand and fun. In addition, the book makes you think about how to deal with injustice. This story Contains adult material which may not be suitable for younger readers.

About the author(Alan Maley):

Alan Maley has served in the British Council for 16 years since 1962, served as an English language officer in some countries. and as a regional representative in southern India. He has since been a Senior Fellow in English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. and Director of the Graduate Program at Asamp University, Thailand. He is currently an independent consultant, and the editor of the Oxford University News Resource Book Series for Teachers.

summary:

An Englishman named Dick Sterling was as general manager of Trakton’s factory in Madras. Trakton had been in India since before Independence. It had started out manufacturing military vehicles during the war. and switched to commercial vehicles and earth-moving equipment when the war ended. Dick had found his senior Indian colleagues particularly good to work with. They were a good team.

‘Mr. Vish was working there as an office manager, and his wife Molly. Molly was in charge of the Personnel Department. For reasons Dick had only gradually understood, Vish and Molly were regarded by the rest of the senior staff as somehow ‘special’. They behaved as if they had special privileges and expected other staff to defer to them. Dick slowly realised that they controlled other staff members through a combination of threats and promises.

In this way, Dick Discovers misconduct by his colleague. Dick report the matter to his boss Keith, who was in England. Keith said he would sort out and told him not to get involved in that case. But not only is the situation not changing, it is getting worse. and Dick is retired by his boss. He returns to England where his life falls apart. He then sets out on a one-man search for the truth behind his dismissal.

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Cry, The Beloved Country by: Alan Paton

Cry, The Beloved Country

Introducing the story of Cry, the beloved country by: Alan Paton. 

About cry, the beloved country:

Cry, the beloved country is an african story. Which the author describes his shaky society, Where the natural beauty of the nation has been damaged by the fear of its people.in generally This story shows the resistance of black people against white people However, the message of the story is hope. The story was published in 1948 with great international acclaim. At the time of the author’s death, in 1988,More than fifteen million copies of the novel were sold .And published in twenty different languages.

Who are the important characters in this story?

The first character in the story of the cry, the beloved country is Mr Stephen Kumalo that is a Reverend of a small remote village Ndotsheni of eastern South Africa. and he is also looking for his son Absalom. The other characters in this story are: James Jarvis and Theophilus Msimangu. Who show a good ability to be human.

Summary :

Stephen Kumalo lives alone and very poor live together with his wife. Most of his relatives as His brother John, who was a carpenter, his sister gertrude, 25 years younger than he .And his only child Absalom  that had gone in Johannesburg, to look for his aunt gertrude, and he had never returned. And indeed many other relatives were there, though none so near as these. So he missed his relatives very much, especially his son. but no one sends letter from Johannesburg.

Finally, one day such letter comes. At first he thinks the letter is from his sister or son. but it is not from son or sister, The letter is from another Reverend who says that Gertrude is very sick, and therefore I ask you to come quickly to Johannesburg. Come to the reverend theophilus msimangu, the mission house, sophiatown.

Mr Stephen Kumalo thinks to himself that who knows how sick his sister may be, and what money that may cost? And if he has to bring her back, what will that cost too. Finally he decides to go not only for sister but also he hopes to find his son Absalom.
So they had to take all his money that they has been saving over the years and go to Johannesburg. They begin their journey by train to Johannesburg. It is very hard road ahead and it is very big and unfriendly city where danger can wait behind every corner.

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