In these stories, Joyce describes the lives of ordinary Dubliners. Their lives are not always easy, and they have problems with their families. They were the people who Joyce grew up with and he knew them very well. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

When Jack and Joan Durbeyfield learn that their ancestors were the d’Urbervilles – a rich and well-known family – they hope it will make their lives better. They send their eldest daughter, Tess, to introduce herself to some “relatives”. There, Tess meets Alec d’Urberville, who immediately notices her beauty. The terrible event that follows changes

White Teeth

White Teeth is the story of three very different families who live close together in London in the 1980s and 1990s. The Bowdens are part-Jamaican; the Iqbals are from Bangladesh; and the Chalfens white. The story looks at how people’s pasts affect their lives now, and the lives and futures of their children. With carefully