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This is the iPhone version. Enjoy these famous stories, adapted for learners of English, and improve your English. Read them, listen to them, and look up words you don’t know in the glossary. Colour illustrations help you understand important parts of the stories. When you finish reading, see how many questions you can get right in the quiz.

• Listen to a real voice reading the stories
• Read these stories and you will read 11,960 words
• Tales of Mystery and Imagination is a Stage 3 Oxford Bookworm
• Oxford Bookworms go from Starter to Stage 6, from beginner to advanced level

The story:
The human mind is a dark, bottomless pit, and sometimes it works in strange and frightening ways. That sound in the night . . . is it a door banging in the wind, or a murdered man knocking inside his coffin? The face in the mirror . . . is it yours, or the face of someone standing behind you, who is never there when you turn round?

These famous short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, that master of horror, explore the dark world of the imagination, where the dead live and speak, where fear lies in every shadow of the mind . . .

Are you learning English? Enjoy a great story, have fun, and improve your language with Oxford Bookworms! This version of Tales of Mystery and Imagination has been specially adapted for language learners by Margaret Naudi. Research shows that the more you read, the more your language improves.

What's New

Version 1.2

support for iOS 9


Oxford University Press ELT
125.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2011 Oxford University Press


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