The titles in "Longman Fiction" are mainly new editions of the most popular titles in the "Longman Simplified English" series, including short stories, modern fiction and classics. They are designed to be suitable for students at upper intermediate level, including those preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate examinations. Each book has been re-edited to ensure ease of understanding and naturalness language and keeps within the 2000 word defining vocabulary of the "Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English". Any additional vocabulary used is explained in the glossary. All titles feature an introduction to the authors, the characters and themes of the text, giving students not only background information, but also help in literary appreciation. Additionally there is exercise material at the back of each book, including 50 questions on factual detail, conveniently grouped in chapters, with a further 20 more open-ended questions for written work or to stimulate discussion.