We call something a classic when it is so well loved that it is saved and passed down to new generations. These stories, written years ago, continue to entertain or influence today. This book presents a collection of eight adapted classics. All the colorful, gripping, or comic details of the original stories are here. An update of language--old words replaced by modern language, and longer sentences and paragraphs re-worked, (including a word list at the beginning of each story defining the words) has been included. In addition, footnotes explain people, places, ideas and even jokes! Ideal for reading, or even to be used to script a play, authors you've heard of like Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Geoffrey Chaucer (medieval author of The Canterbury Tales), and D.H. Lawrence are included.