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Case, David

Works: 38 works in 128 publications in 1 language and 3,094 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Psychological fiction  Spy stories  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Military history  Records and correspondence  Drama 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6056.O45, 823.914
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Most widely held works by David Case
A year in Provence by Peter Mayle ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the pleasures and frustrations of Provencal life
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a novel about a man's lifelong efforts to atone for an act of instinctive cowardice. Young Jim, chief mate of the Patna, dreams of being a hero. When the Patna threatens to sink and the cowardly officers decide to save their own skins and escape in the few lifeboats, Jim despises them. But at the last moment, dazed by horror and confusion, he joins them, deserting the 800 Muslim passengers to apparent death. Tormented by this act of cowardice and desertion, Jim flees to the West. Living among the natives in Patusan, a remote trading post in the jungle, he is able to cease sacrificing himself on the altar of conscience. When he defends Patusan against the evil "Gentleman Brown," his efforts create order and well-being, thereby winning the respect and affection of the people for whom he becomes Tuan, or Lord Jim
Encore Provence [new adventures in the south of France] by Peter Mayle ( Recording )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Mayle celebrates his homecoming to Provence with a joyous mix of Gallic characters, adventure, and culinary treats
Notes from a small island by Bill Bryson ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Bryson has decided his native country needs him - but first, he takes a leisurely jaunt around the island he loves
Our game by John Le Carré ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the Cold War over, espionage agent Timothy Cranmer resigns and withdraws to a country estate with his young mistress, Emma. But when a double agent he recruited disappears under a cloud of suspicion--with the attractive Emma--the Home Office accuses Timothy of treason. To clear his hame, he embarks on a frantic, clandesetine journey into wartorn Russian territories
Encore Provence by Peter Mayle ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mayle celebrates his homecoming by sharing with us a whole new feast of adventures, discoveries, hilarities, and culinary treats, liberally seasoned with a joyous mix of Gallic characters
Down and out in Paris and London by George Orwell ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orwell's own experiences inspire this semi-autobiographical novel about a man living in Paris in the early 1930s without a penny. The narrator's poverty brings him into contact with strange incidents and characters, which he manages to chronicle with great sensitivity and graphic power. The latter half of the book takes the English narrator to his home city, London, where the world of poverty is different in externals only
Claudius the god and his wife Messalina by Robert Graves ( )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the same brilliance that characterized his classic I, Claudius, Robert Graves continues the tumultuous life of the Roman who became emperor in spite of himself and his handicaps. Claudius the God reveals the splendor, vitality and decadence of the Roman Empire through the eyes of the wry and bemused Claudius who reigns as emperor for thirteen years. The crippled Claudius describes himself as the fool of the royal family, whom none of his ambitious and blood-thirsty relatives considered worth the trouble of killing. Once in the throne, however, he finds himself at last at the center of the political maelstrom
Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Mayle gives us another funny, savory and irresistible book about life in Provence
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell ( )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the P.O.U.M. militia to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the P.O.U.M. was suppressed. As important as the story of the war itself is Orwell's analysis of why the Communist Party sabotaged the workers' revolution and branded the P.O.U.M. as Trotskyist, which provides an essential key to understanding the outcome of the war and an ironic sidelight on international Communism. It was during this period in Spain that Orwell learned for himself the nature of totalitarianism in practice, an education that laid the groundwork for his great books Animal Farm and 1984"--Publisher's website
Charles De Gaulle [a biography] by Don Cook ( )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Charles de Gaulle written by an American from an American perspective which sheds light on Europe's most controversial general, politician and statesman
Such, such were the joys by George Orwell ( )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Title essays reveals the abuse Orwell experienced as a child at an expensive and snobbish boarding school and other essays focus on Gandhi, Dickens, Kipling, and Henry Miller
The pillars of the earth by Ken Follett ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The creation of a cathedral is at the center of this drama. Around its construction Follett weaves a story of betrayal, revenge and love. It begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king
Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the degeneration which results from a middle-aged professor's desperate obsession with a precocious, callous teenager whose mother he marries just to be near the young girl
The days of the French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highlights key events as well as the men and women who influenced the course of the Revolution
Burmese days by George Orwell ( )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colonial politics in 1930 Kyauktada, India come to a head when the European Club, previously for whites only, is ordered to elect one token native member. The deeply racist members do their best to manipulate the situation, resulting in the loss not only of reputations, but of lives. Amidst this cynical setting, timber merchant James Flory stands as a bridge between the warring factions, a Brit with a genuine appreciation for the native people and culture. But he has trouble acting on his feelings, and the significance of his vote, both social and political, weighs on him. When Elizabeth Lackersteen arrives, blonde, eligible, and anti-intellectual, Flory finds himself the hapless suitor historical fiction
Agincourt by Christopher Hibbert ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agincourt is remembered as one of the great triumphs of British warfare against the French. In providing an explanation for the utter defeat of Charles IV's army, the author explores the conditions and conventions of medieval warfare in relation to the character of the commanders on either side. Particularly revealing is his analysis of Henry V's personality and his qualities as a king and a general
Citizens a chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama ( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simon Schama deftly refutes the contemporary notion that the French Revolution represented an uprising of the oppressed poor against a decadent aristocracy and corrupt court. He argues instead that the revolution was born of a rift in the elite itself over the speed of progress toward modernity and science, social and economic change
Orwell by Michael Shelden ( )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on original interviews, previously undiscovered letters and documents, and astute literary detective work, Orwell is the major biography of one of the great yet elusive literary figures of our time. Michael Shelden reveals the author of 1984 and Animal Farm as a lively, engaging literary personality. Few writers can rival Orwell's experience of history: being shot through the throat in the Spanish Civil War, holding the position of colonial police superintendent in Burma, and living through the Blitz of London. Shelden restores a sense of drama and passion to this writer's life and shows him to be a captivating, even heroic character struggling against great public and private turmoil
The Saint meets his match by Leslie Charteris ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Saint teams up with the first woman gang leader he has ever met
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Alternative Names
Davidson, Frederick, 1932-2005
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