Oxford Bookworms Library: Tales of Mystery and Imagination : 1000 Headwords Level 3, Paperback

Oxford Bookworms Library: Tales of Mystery and Imagination : 1000 Headwords Level 3 Paperback

Part of the Oxford Bookworms ELT series

2.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. Written for secondary and adult students the Oxford Bookworms Library has seven reading levels from A1-C1 of the CEFR. 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?

These famous short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, that master of horror, explore the dark world of the imagination, where the dead live and speak, where fear lies in every shadow of the mind...CEFR B1 Word count 11,960


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages, line illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: ELT graded readers
  • ISBN: 9780194791328


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This book contains little stories.The best story for me is The Black Cat.This story told me human's horrible,I could'nt understand his changing.I think hurting animals is the worst act.So,Icould'nt understand him.This story was only fear.

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Main character went to the House of Usher. The Usher was his old friend. The House made him feel sad,but he didn't know the reason.The usher was ill in body and mind. He suffered from sad of his sister's death. But there was the secret in her death.I like stories of horror. But this story isn't interesting for me.I don't understand and want to know why the usher's sister was put in coffin though she was alive.

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The book “Tale of mystery and imagination” is made of five horrible stories. The first story is “The fall of the house of Usher”, this story is talk about Roderick Usher invited a good friend to him house, but unfortunately, he thought his sister was dead and carried the body in the coffin with friend, in fact, his sister just sleep and finally she broke the coffin, they all fell down the floor and dead. The second story is “The black cat”, this is my favorite part of the book, this story is talk about a mad man who used to love cats and the other animals, but it is changed when he started to drank, cut him favorite cat’s eye and hung the cat from a tree. After did this terrible things he felt sorry and cried. So he bought a new cat which seen like the first one, in the end, he wanted to killed the cat too, but this time he killed his wife and than he hidden his wife in the wall, because of the cat’s voice, the policemen found his wife. Actually the second cat was the cat that the crazy man killed, it’s really interesting story. The third story is “The masque of the death”, this story is talk about a fearless prince called Prospero don’t afraid of the red death, he invited a thousand friend to his castles where the red death couldn’t touch them, and drank all the day, but in the end the red death still found them and they all dead. The forth story is “William Wilson”, It’s talk about a man who called William Wilson, he hated the other boy who has the same name with his, and he found the other boy always destroyed the thing that he did, especially the bad things, he became to be a mad man and want to killed the boy, and at this time he found the other boy just was himself, so he killed himself. The last story is” The jell-jale heart” which was talk about a mad man how to murdered an old man, however, I don’t like this story because it is nothing specially and really boring.