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The Body Snatcher

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Cover art © 1998 W. A. Dodge
Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher is based on a true story: the Burke and Hare scandal in 1820s Edinburgh. Burke and Hare were accused of 'grave robbing'. What crime is this?

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This version of The Bodysnatcher is part of a new ereader: Classic Ghost & Horror Stories. Buy at a special introductory price of £0.99

You can find the full simplified text & audiobook of The Body Snatcher and enjoy etexts of the original by purchasing Classic Scary Stories: Volume 1 (below). Also included are new versions of classic tales by Charles Dickens and E Nesbit

Read the original, unsimplified version of The Body Snatcher here. Or download a free ebook version here. There is also an audio reading of the original here

You can find learning activities for this story here

CEF English language level: B1

Activities * Vocabulary * Glossary