Most widely held works by Robert Whitfield
Dracula by Bram Stoker ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Having deduced the double identity of Count Dracula, a wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire.
The great escape by Paul Brickhill ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 349 libraries worldwide
The true story of Allied airmen who plot a massive escape from Stalag 3, a maximum security prison in World War II. They struggle against overwhelming odds to obtain freedom.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Don Quixote, the world's first novel and by far the best-known book in Spanish literature, was originally intended by Cervantes as a skit on traditional popular ballads, yet he also parodied the romances of chivalry. By happy coincidence he produced one of the most entertaining adventure stories of all time and, in Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, two of the greatest characters in fiction.
Live and let die by Ian Fleming ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
For a moment blind rage seizes him. He kicks out sharply, twice. One short scream comes up out of the depths. There is a splash and then a great commotion in the water.
Aristotle in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
In Aristotle in 90 minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Aristotle's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understnad his existence in the world.
Plato in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Paul Strathern offers a concise account of Plato's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also include sections from Plato's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Plato within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Look at nineteenth-century England through the eyes of young Nicholas Nickleby and see many of the foibles of humankind. When Nicholas' father dies, leaving the family destitute, Nicholas resolves to support his mother and sister himself despite the opposition of stringent Uncle Ralph or the abusive schoolmaster Wackford Squeers.
From Russia with love by Ian Fleming ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
The light nudge at his ankle wakes Bond. He doesn't move. His senses come to life like an animal's. What has woken him? The spectral eye of the nightlight casts its deep velvet sheen over the little room. No sound comes from the upper bunk. By the window, Captain Nash sits in his place, his book open on his lap, a flicker of moonlight from the edge of the blind showing white on the double page.
Bleak House by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
In Bleak House, Dickens weaves together the fortunes and desires of several characters whose fates are tied to the obscure court case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, while endless litigation slowly devours an inheritance in legal costs. Ada and Richard are two young orphans who stand to inherit and wish to marry when they do. Another player is the worthy John Jarndyce, their voluntary guardian while the case is pending. And finally there is Esther Summerson, Jarndyce's protogee, whos romance is complicated by torn loyalties and whose heritage is shrouded in mystery and scandal.
The pilgrim's progress by John Bunyan ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
An allegorical account of Christian's journeys toward the Celestial City from the City of Destruction.
Goldfinger by Ian Fleming ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
"A friendly game of two-handed canasta that turns out thoroughly crooked. And a beautiful golden girl who ends up thoroughly dead ... In Bond's first encounter with the world's cleverest, cruellest criminal, useful lessons are learned. Soon the game will change and the stakes will rise ... to fifteen billion dollars' worth of US government bullion. But 007 knows that Auric Goldfinger's rules remain brutally simple - Heads I win, tails you die."--Container.
The problem of pain by C. S Lewis ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
For centuries, Christians have been tormented by one question above all: "If God is good and all powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?" Is there justice or wisdom to be won by suffering, or some reward beyond understanding? And what of the suffering of animals, who neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it? Is the quantity and variety of suffering in the world inconsistent with, or evidence against, an omnipotent and perfectly loving God? C. S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature, free will, and the will of the divine.
Moonraker by Ian Fleming ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
James Bond sets out to save the world from the deadly Moonraker missle, set to explode over London.
Diamonds are forever by Ian Fleming ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
African diamonds are being smuggled into the United States via London and it's up to the British Secret Service to infiltrate the organized crime families in America and destroy the smugglers. James Bond is not afraid of gangsters, but then he hasn't really met any-until now. With advice from his American friend, Felix Leitter, Bond tracks the diamonds from the deserts of Africa, to the diamond markets in New York and the gambling palaces of Las Vegas; penetrating into the very heart of the Mob. His trusted Baretta and the beautiful, hard-boiled Tiffany Case, are close by his side as he unwraps the secret eschalons protecting the head of the Mob, the man who has ordered Bond's death.
For your eyes only by Ian Fleming ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Five short stories find James Bond facing danger from a variety of sources, all of which he escapes through fast thinking and even faster action: The destruction of a Russian hideout at S.H.A.P.E. headquarters near Paris, The planned assassination of a Cuban thug in America, The tracking of a heroin ring from Rome to Venice and beyond, Love and hate in Bermuda, Sudden death in the Seychelles.
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
A saintly man, Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more concerned with wealth, power, and sexual conquest than the ideals of Christianity. Myshkin soon finds himself at the center of a violent love triangle in which a notorious woman and a beautiful young girl become rivals for his affections.
On her majesty's secret service by Ian Fleming ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
In this tale, Secret Agent James Bond finds himself once again against the SPECTRE's archfiend, Blofeld, and his plot to destroy the free world. Bond also finds himself falling for Tracy, the daughter of Marc-Ange Draco, head of the Corsican mafia.
Dr. No by Ian Fleming ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Hidden on a tropical island paradise is the evil empire of Dr. No. Dr. No's obsession is power. His only gifts are strictly pain-shaped. He will be a worthy adversary for James Bond.
Nietzsche in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
In Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Nietzsche's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The sound recording also includes selections from Nietzsche's work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Nietzsche within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
The abolition of man and the great divorce by C. S Lewis ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
In The abolition of man, C.S. Lewis asks if we have been taught to discount the veracity and deeper meaning of our emotional resonance with the world around us. He examines the curriculum of the English prep school and begins to wonder if this subliminal teaching has indeed produced a generation who discount such a nature. "St. Augustine," he explains, "defines virtue as ordo amoris, the ordinate condition of the affections in which every object is accorded that kind of degree of love which is appropriate to it. Aristotle says that the aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought. When the age for reflective thought comes, the pupil who has been thus trained in 'ordinate affections' or 'just sentiments' will easily find the first principle in Ethics; but to the corrupt man they will never be visible at all and he can make no progress in that science." Yet the modern educational system around him, it seems, was bent on producing men without chests and ...
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