Grouped by genre, this collection of short stories introduces students to a range of fiction genres. Each group includes an introduction to the genre, an example of pre-20th century fiction and reading and writing assignments - helping students explore the characteristics of each genre.
Myths How Winter Came to the Earth retold by Jacynth Hope-Simpson Izanami and Izanagi (Japanese Creation Myth) retold by N. Philip Pandora's Box retold by Anthony Horowitz Pyramus and Thisbe retold by Anthony Horowitz Ghost and Horror A Night at a Cottage by Richard Hughes Who Goes Down This Dark Road? by Joan Aiken Feeding the Dog by Susan Price The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell Science Fiction A Gnaw of Rats by Robert Swindells The Star Ducks by Bill Brown Compassion Circuit by John Wyndham The Stolen Bacillus by H.G. Wells Crime and Mystery The Hitch-hiker by Roald Dahl Carousel by Carol Silcock Captain Murderer by Charles Dickens The Case for the Defence by Graham Greene