|aThe three strangers and other stories /|cThomas Hardy ; retold by Clare West ; illustrated by Adam Stower.
|aThe 3 strangers and other stories
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|cc2008.
|a72 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford bookworms. Classics. Stage 3
|aStage 3: 1000 headwords.
|aWord count: 11,680.
|a"First published in Oxford Bookworms 2003"--T.p. verso.
|aOn a stormy winter night, a stranger knocks at the door of a shepherd's cottage. He is cold and hungry, and wants to get out of the rain. He is welcomed inside, but he does not give his name or his business. Who is he, and where has he come from? And he is only the first visitor to call at the cottage that night. In these three short stories, Thomas Hardy gives us pictures of the lives of shepherds and hangmen, dukes and teachers. But rich or poor, young or old, they all have the same feelings of fear, hope, love, jealousy.
|aReaders for new literates.
|aEngland|xSocial life and customs|y19th century|vFiction.
This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students.Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students' reading confidence. Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension. Before, during, and after reading activities included in the back of each book strengthen student comprehension. Audio versions of selected titles provide great models of intonation and pronunciation of difficult words.