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Case, David

Overview
Works: 397 works in 2,558 publications in 1 language and 49,381 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Drama  Military history  Religious fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
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Most widely held works by David Case
Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Recording )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Jean-Valjean, a convict struggling to escape his past, that became a gospel for the poor and oppressed
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Recording )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 15th century Paris, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, centers on gypsy dancer Esmerelda, who is kidnapped and then later rescued from the gallows by hunchbacked bell-ringer Quasimodo."--Container
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member 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
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Recording )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member 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
The Swiss family Robinson by Johann David Wyss( Recording )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member 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
A room with a view by E. M Forster( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member 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
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift( Recording )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shipwrecked and cast adrift, English surgeon Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters--with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos--give him new, bitter insights into human behavior"--Container
The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "luminous, ghostly, and spectral" hound of family legend has been seen roaming the moors at night. Sir Charles Baskerville has recently died, and it appears that the new baronet, Sir Henry, has inherited not only the vast wealth and property of his family, but a terrible destiny. To this Holmes ominously observes, "It's an ugly business, Watson, an ugly dangerous business and the more I see of it the less I like it."
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Recording )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a patricide in which the murdered man's sons share varying degrees of complicity and depicts the search for truth--about man, about life, about the existence of God
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad( Recording )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member 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
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Recording )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to prison on a false accusation in 1815, Edmond Dantes escapes many years later and finds a treasure which he uses to exact his revenge
Sharpe's tiger by Bernard Cornwell( Recording )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member 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
Encore Provence : [new adventures in the south of France] by Peter Mayle( Recording )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Mayle celebrates his homecoming to Provence with a joyous mix of Gallic characters, adventure, and culinary treats
Sharpe's rifles : Richard Sharpe and the french invasion of galicia, January 1809 by Bernard Cornwell( Recording )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharpe must lead his men through the enemy infested mountains of Spain
The merry adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle( Recording )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it a shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath naught to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one, these pages are not for you ..."--The book. Here are the beloved adventures of the mischievous hero Robin Hood and his brave and merry band of outlaws, who forged a chivalrous code to protect the oppressed and despoil the oppressors. Follow along as Robin makes his breathtaking escapes from his archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, while classic characters like Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and Little John create one hilarious escapade after another. Pageantry, knights, and beautiful maidens of old abound in the episodes comprising this favorite story
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member 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
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Recording )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic tale of an eccentric country gentleman and his companion who set out as a knight and squire of old to right wrongs and punish evil in sixteenth-century Spain. Includes an introduction by literary critic Harold Bloom
Whose body? : a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers( Recording )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first murder case, Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the bizarre case of a corpse in the bathtub
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Recording )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudius, born weak and with a stutter, was shamed and dismissed by his family as an idiot. This allowed him to live under the public radar and avoid his family's scandal and eventual murder. Claudius survived to become the emperor of Rome in 41 A.D
Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eccentric Englishman Phileas Fogg accepts a bet made at his London club to complete a journey around the world in only eighty days
 
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