Most widely held works about David Case
Most widely held works by David Case
Les misérables by Victor Hugo ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 682 libraries worldwide
Story of Jean-Valjean, a convict struggling to escape his past, that became a gospel for the poor and oppressed.
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 libraries worldwide
This captivating tale, set in London and Paris at the time of the French Revolution, uses the contrasts between the cities' "beliefs" to reveal the central choice confronting every society and each individual: Should a person work to change society or should the revolution occur within his heart? The story climaxes with a supreme sacrifice of selfless love that will not leave the listener unmoved.
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Victor Hugo's classic tale of medieval Paris wherein Quasimodo, the physically misshapen bell-ringer, rescues the gypsy girl Esmeralda from the executioners in the square and claims sanctuary for the two of them in the cathedral of Notre-Dame.
Encore Provence [new adventures in the south of France by Peter Mayle ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Peter Mayle celebrates his homecoming to Provence with a joyous mix of Gallic characters, adventure, and culinary treats.
A room with a view by E. M Forster ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
A Room With a View portrays the love of a British woman for an expatriate living in Italy, a country which to Forster represents the forces of true passion. Caught up in a world of social snobbery, Forster's heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, finds herself constrained by the claustrophobic influence of her British guardians, who encourage her to take up with a well-connected boor. When she regrets that her hotel room has no view, a member of the lower class offers to trade rooms with her.
The Swiss family Robinson by Johann David Wyss ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
When a Swiss couple and their four sons are shipwrecked on an isolated island, they adapt to their "New Switzerland" using many imaginative methods of farming and animal taming.
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's literary genius is clearly seen in the multitude of fully realized and memorable characters.
A year in Provence by Peter Mayle ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Recounts the pleasures and frustrations of Provencal life.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Set against the tumultuous years of the post Napoleonic era, Dumas's grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dante?s, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wroght revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal.
Great expectations by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Standing as one of the most revered works in all of English literature, 'Great expectations' traces the development of Philip Pirrip, called Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations to a man of depth and character. Pip is reared by his sister and her husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. In his youth he is influenced by the eccentric Miss Havisham, who was jilted on her wedding night and who has brought up her adopted niece Estella to hate men.
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Marlow, the story's narrator, tells his friends of an experience in the British Congo where he once ran a river steamer for a trading company. He tells of the ivory traders' cruel exploitation of the natives there. Chief among these is a greedy and treacherous European named Kurtz, a man who has used savagery to obtain semi-divine power over the natives. While Marlow tries to get Kurtz back down the river, Kurtz tries to justify his actions and motions, asserting that he has seen into the very heart of things.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
David Copperfield firmly embraces the eternal freshness, the comic delights, the tender warmth, and the ghastly horrors of childhood. It is a timeless tale of a thoughtful orphan discovering how to live and love in a cutthroat, indifferent adult world.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
From the moment narrator Jim Hawkins meets the blind pirate Pew at the Admiral Benbow until the spirited battle for hidden treasure on a tropical island, the story spawns unforgettable scenes and characters that have thrilled readers young and old since its original publication in 1883.
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Driven by intense, uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge, the four Karamazov brothers all become involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father.
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses.
Whose body by Dorothy L Sayers ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
In his first murder case, Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the bizarre case of a corpse in the bathtub.
Cry, the beloved country by Alan Paton ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The story of South Africa in the 1940s, a land divided by racial injustice, and of Stephen Kumalo, a Zulu Christian pastor, and his son, Absalom, who has been accused of murdering a white man.
Sharpe's tiger by Bernard Cornwell ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
In 1799, the British Army is fighting its way through India in an attempt to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive his French allies out. Posing as a deserter, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must penetrate into the Tippoo's city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there. Success will mean winning his sergeant stripes; failure, being turned over to the Tippoo's brutal executioners--or his man-eating tigers. Along the way, Sharpe keeps an eye out for beautiful prostitutes, any stray loot he can get his hands on, and the chance to learn his ABCs. But when the furious British assault on the city begins, Sharpe must fight with the fierceness and agility of a tiger himself to foil the Tippoo's well-set trap--and to keep from being killed by his own side.
The merry adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Recounts the legend of Robin Hood, who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor.
Sharpe's rifles by Bernard Cornwell ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Sharpe must lead his men through the enemy infested mountains of Spain.
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Davidson, Frederick, 1932-2005
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