This collection of six stories explores a variety of perspectives of the theme of love over the last century, from a maid jilted by her social-climbing boyfriend to a bored housewife who is looking for something extra in her life. Macmillan Literature CollectionsThese advanced-level Readers contain a variety of original, unsimplified short stories written by famous classic and modern writers. They are perfect for those students who are ready to make the transition from graded readers to unabridged English literature texts. Each collection provides substantial language support including vocabulary, comprehension questions and language-study exercises. There is also a literary analysis section to help students examine themes, characterisation and plot - thus increasing their understanding and appreciation of each story.