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Case, David

Works: 830 works in 2,646 publications in 1 language and 60,198 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Military history  Drama  Religious fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4560, 823.8
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Les misérables by Victor Hugo ( Recording )
31 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Miserables is a romantic novel packed with revealing incidents of slum life and poverty in 19th-century France. The core of the book deals with Jean Valjean, a criminal who serves as an example of the misery and contradictions of society with which Victor Hugo was especially concerned. Les Miserables is both a powerful social document and an extremely interesting and dramatic narrative, which is the culmination of 14 years' work and Hugo's masterpiece
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member 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
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens ( )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 705 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 )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War and Peace tracks the evolution of five aristocratic families during the Napoleonic wars. Individual stories intertwine as each of Tolstoy's memorable characters seek fulfillment, fall in love, make mistakes, and become scarred by war in different ways
The Swiss family Robinson by Johann David Wyss ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 650 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
The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle ( )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The award-winning Sherlock Holmes narrator David Timson leads us through Conan Doyle's most famous tale. This extended story brings the archetypal detective to the moors with his friend and biographer Dr Watson to investigate the mystery of a beast terrorising the neighbourhood
A room with a view by E. M Forster ( )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucy Honeychurch, a young English woman traveling in Italy with her stuffy chaperone aunt, finds herself constrained by the claustrophobic influence of her British guardians and attracted to the free-spirited George Emerson, whose family's radical politics make him entirely unsuitable. Sharing a spontaneous moment of passion with him in the Italian countryside, Lucy is soon at war with the snobbery of her class and her own conflicting desires. Back in England, she is courted by a more acceptable, if stifling, suitor, and soon realizes she must make a final choice for her life between convention and passion
Encore Provence [new adventures in the south of France] by Peter Mayle ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Mayle celebrates his homecoming to Provence with a joyous mix of Gallic characters, adventure, and culinary treats
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 537 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 brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After spending four years in a Siberian penal settlement, during which time he underwent a religious conversion, Dostoevsky developed a keen ability for deep character analysis. In "The Brothers Karamazov", he explores human nature at its most loathsome and cruel but never flinches at what he finds. "The Brothers Karamazov" tells the stirring tale of four brothers: the pleasure-seeking, impatient Dmitri; the brilliant and morose Ivan; the gentle, loving and honest Alyosha; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov: shy, silent, and cruel. The four unite in the murder of one of literature's most despicable characters, their father. This was Dostoevsky's final and best work
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 516 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 )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 505 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 )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 503 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
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member 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
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens ( )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an abandoned waif who discovers life and love in an indifferent world, this classic tale of childhood is populated with a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains who number among the author's greatest creation
Sharpe's rifles by Bernard Cornwell ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sharpe must lead his men through the enemy infested mountains of Spain
A year in Provence by Peter Mayle ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the pleasures and frustrations of Provencal life
Great expectations by Charles Dickens ( )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member 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
Sharpe's eagle by Bernard Cornwell ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At Talavera in July of 1809, Captain Richard Sharpe, bold, professional, and ruthless, prepares to lead his men against the armies of Napoleon in what will be the bloodiest battle of the war. Sharpe has earned his captaincy, but there are others, such as the foppish Lieutenant Gibbons and his uncle, Colonel Henry Simmerson, who have bought their commissions despite their incompetence. After their cowardly loss of the regiment's colors, their resentment toward the upstart Sharpe turns to treachery, and Sharpe must battle his way through sword fights and bloody warfare to redeem the honor of his regiment
The merry adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member 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
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Davidson, Frederick 1932-2005
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