Literature Resources


Useful resources: Adapted 19th century literature


Draper, C.G. (2006). All American stories. White Plains, NY: Longman.
    Each adapted story is followed by further activities, such as comprehension questions,

vocabulary exercises, discussion questions, and writing practice. Adaptations of        

nineteenth century stories include “A Cub-Pilot’s Education” by Mark Twain, “The Lady or the Tiger” by Frank Stockton, and “ The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe.


Black Cat Readers
The Black Cat readers contain adaptations of stories, as well as additional information
and activities. http://www.blackcat-cideb.com/

Brody, K. (2003). Sherlock Holmes investigates: Three stories of detection (Sir Arthur Conan

Doyle). Genoa: Black Cat Publishing.

The story “The Blue Carbuncle” is included in this collection of stories.


Penguin Readers
    Go to http://www.penguinreaders.com/pr/teachers/the-right-reader.html#5 to search

Penguin readers by author. There are many 19th century authors novels that have been

adapted to various levels.