Expérience de chimie insolite au fond d'un quartier sordide : prenez une jeune femme nerveuse, portée à la passion charnelle, et mariez-la à un homme peu engageant et maladif. Constatez qu'il ne se passe rien. Introduisez un troisième élément, sous la forme d'un gaillard sanguin et sans scrupules, et agitez. Il ne reste plus qu'à consigner la réaction en chaîne : adultère, meurtre et suicide. Telle est à peu près " l' étude physiologique " menée ici par Zola à l'aube du naturalisme français.
France, 1815. Jean Valjean leaves prison after nineteen years. These are dangerous and troubled times, and life is hard. Valjean must begin a new life, but how can he escape his past, and his enemy, Inspector Javert?
This story for Bookworms is loosely based on the famous novel "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo, one of France's greatest writers. The novel was written in 1862, and the story has been retold many times - in a musical, in plays for radio and theatre, and in more than fifty films for television and cinema.
Horseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are vert expensive animals. But when they win races, they can make a lot of money too - money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them to win.
SIlver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races. One night he disappears from his stables, and someone kills his trainer. The police want the killer, and the owner wants his horse, but they can't find them. So what do they do?
There has been a ghost in the house for three hundred years, and Lord Canterville's family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grand old house to an American family. Mr Hiram B Otis is happy to buy the house and the ghost - because of course Americans don't believe in ghosts.