Victorian England is riding high. People are so prosperous and smug they imagine themselves the masters of the universe. Then the unthinkable happens: England is attacked by Martians! Panic erupts as the countryside goes up in flames. Is there no way to stop the ghastly, machinelike creatures and their deadly heat rays?
Silly Mrs. Bennet is "husband hunting" for her five daughters. Heaven knows it isn't easy! Darcy would make a great match for Elizabeth- if it weren't for his false pride and her stubborn prejudice. And the other girls aren't cooperating either. Jane is too shy to show affection, and Lydia has run off with an unsuitable army officer! What's a poor mother to do?
Life is a constant struggle in the frozen wilderness of Alaska. For a wolf-dog called White Fang, every day is a fight for survival-- until he's taken in by a young American mining engineer. White Fang's world turns upside down when his new owner takes him home to California. How does he react? Is it likely that a wild wolf-dog can adjust to civilization?
Fearful of Caesar's growing popularity, a group of powerful Roman politicians begin to plot his death. Can a man remain loyal to Caesar and still be loyal to Rome? Caesar's noble friend Brutus is forced to make a terrible decision.
The king is weary. To get peace in his old age, he turns over his kingdom to his daughters. What does he get in return for his generosity? Betrayal, warfare... and madness.
Iago is bitter over the loss of an important job promotion. How can he get revenge? Aha! Nothing could hurt Othello worse than the ruin of his own marriage.
The terms of the loan are unusual, to say the least. If Antonio can't repay his debt on time, he will owe the grasping moneylender a pound of flesh! All seems hopeless- until a clever young woman named Portia dares to impersonate a judge at Antonio's trial.