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Usborne's faithful retellings of classic stories are written specifically with young readers in mind. Clearly written in a modern, approachable style yet retaining the full atmosphere which has made the originals so well-loved, Usborne Classics Retold are ideal for encouraging young readers to pursue an interest in literature.
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"If translation is a poetic and literary act, so too is the re-telling of a great tale and these stories are reworked in accessible, rich and rewarding ways."
NATE Classroom Magazine review of Kidnapped
"I was studying Wuthering Heights at school but couldn't keep up with the language and the complication of it. I found this book and bought it, and immediately found my schoolwork easier."
Reader review of Wuthering Heights
"Wonderfully adapted without losing the essence that makes Charlotte Brontë's stories so memorable."
Reader review of Jane Eyre
Usborne Classics Retold Dracula is the perfect way to introduce young readers to this chilling tale.
Dracula has also been specially retold for younger readers as part of the Usborne Reading Programme.
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