Newland Archer does everything that is expected of him in the New York high society of the 1870s. He is a respected lawyer, he socialises with all of the most elegant families and he is engaged to May Welland: a beautiful, innocent and wealthy young woman. It is a perfect match. But then Newland meets May's cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska, who has arrived in New York with a bad reputation. Soon the couple fall in love. But what about May? And more importantly: how can they avoid a scandal?....
Helbling Readers Blue Series is designed for teenagers and young adults. Readers can choose from sensitively adapted teen-relevant classics and a gripping selection of original fiction.
Beautifully illustrated short books that even the most reluctant student will easily read in one sitting.
A wide variety of Before and After Reading activities, with interesting and fun fact files exploring the issues raised, contemporary culture, internet projects and extra listening activities.
The manageable length (32 pages) means that even less-able students get a real sense of progress and achievement as they willingly finish the book.