A fascinating book for young learners and adults.
The first part of the book contains a stirring story of medieval Germany written by the American writer Howard Pyle. Young Otto’s idyllic childhood is interrupted when he is kidnapped by his father’s enemies, forcing him into a life of cruelty, vengefullness and misery. In the face of misfortune, he grows to maturity and comes to be looked up to by everyone around him.
The second part contains five of Edgar Allan Poe's most highly appreciated stories: The Fall of the House of Usher (a story about madness), Manuscript Found in a Bottle (adventure at sea), Eleonora (a touching love story), The Angel of the Odd (a satirical comedy) and Murderers in the Rue Morgue (a story of murder and mystery where you meet C. Auguste Dupin, Poe's famous Parisian detective).