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First Love

Vladimir Petrovich Voldemar, a 16-year-old, is staying in the country with his family and meets Zinaida Alexandrovna Zasyekina, a beautiful 21-year-old woman, staying with her mother, Princess Zasyekina, in a wing of the manor. This family, as with many of the Russian minor nobility with royal ties of that time, were only afforded a...

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in...

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major...

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been claimed as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". Similar works predate Poe's stories, including Das Fräulein von Scuderi (1819) by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Zadig (1748) by...

The Tell-Tale Heart

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by cutting it into pieces and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately the...

The Hybrid

"Do you really want me, all of me? I'm not like other werewolves or vampires. I can't mark you, I can't fully shift into wolf form, I have a beast inside of me, Genevieve. Is that what you really want?"

Music for New People

Life gets weirder beginning with the summer you are 15. You start to see a sad beauty at odd moments. You begin to hope you might really fall in love. Your cousin shows up as someone else entirely. Your older brother becomes confusing because sometimes he's actually not a jerk. Your parents may be having trouble with their marriage....

Scream Silent

High school is already a challenge. For 14-year-old Rebeccah Morgan, it's the Goblet of Fire. Especially when you're new in town, too. See, Beccah is pretty much your normal 14-year-old girl - except she isn't. She lost her hearing at a young age due to a severe ear infection after a traumatic diving experience during a swim lesson....

Emerald

When 15 year old Myrah Harp meets an enigmatic boy in the forest, she is immediately drawn to him. Beautiful and otherworldly and completely different to anyone she has ever met, he takes Myrah not only on a journey of self discovery but on an adventure that transcends worlds.