Oh, how delightful it is to fall in love for the first time! How exciting to go to your first dance when you are a girl of eighteen! But life can also be hard and cruel, if you are young and inexperienced and travelling alone across Europe... or if you are a child from the wrong social class... or a singer without work and the rent to be paid. Set in Europe and New Zealand, these nine stories by Katherine Mansfield dig deep beneath the appearances of life to show us the causes of human happiness and despair.
Oxford Bookworms enjoy a world-wide reputation for high-quality storytelling and a great reading experience. Research shows reading a lot improves all your language skills. Experts recognize Oxford Bookworms as the most consistent series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story - very important for fluent reading and extensive reading. There's a wide choice of titles too - something for everyone.
Retold by Rosalie Kerr
Word count 22,665