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Whitfield, Robert

Overview
Works: 121 works in 1,098 publications in 1 language and 18,035 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Spy fiction  Christian fiction  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Picaresque fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Narrator
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Most widely held works by Robert Whitfield
Dracula by Bram Stoker( )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having discovered the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire
The great escape by Paul Brickhill( Recording )

22 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With only their bare hands and the crudest of homemade tools, they sank shafts, built underground railroads, forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons, and tailored german uniforms and civilian clothes. They developed a fantastic security system to protect themselves from the German "ferrets" who prowled the compounds with nerve-racking tenacity and suspicion. It was a split-second operation as delicate and as deadly as a time bomb
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Recording )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member 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
Plato in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member 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
The pilgrim's progress by John Bunyan( Recording )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Next to "The Bible", "The pilgrim's progress" has probably been more widely read than any other book in the English language-and rightfully so. It is considered by most critics as the greatest allegory in any language. And to think that it was written by a jailed tinker who received very little formal education. This is the enthralling account of a Christian's epic journey. With a burden on his back, Christian reads a book that tells him that the city in which he and his family dwell will be set ablaze. Christian flees from the City of Destruction and journeys through the Slough of Despond, the Interpreter's House, the House Beautiful, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains. He finally reaches the Celestial City
Goldfinger by Ian Fleming( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member 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, cruelest criminal, useful lessons are learned. Soon the game will change and the stakes will rise ... to 15 billion dollars' worth of U.S. government bullion. But 007 knows that Auric Goldfinger's rules remain brutally simple, Heads I win, tails you die
Live and let die by Ian Fleming( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member 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
The problem of pain by C. S Lewis( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member 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
The children's Homer by Padraic Colum( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member 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
Diamonds are forever by Ian Fleming( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member 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
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member 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
Dr. No by Ian Fleming( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member 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
Moonraker by Ian Fleming( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bond is back ... facing a deadly countdown in this fast-paced thriller about a sadistic genius, a beautiful lady spy and a super rocket that can blow the world sky high. When Bond is asked to settle a dispute at an exclusive gambling club, the affair is embarrassing in the extreme, for the accused is the unimpeachable Sir Hugo Drax, head of the multimillion-pound Moonraker missile program. Soon, however, Bond finds out the bizarre and terrifying truth about Drax and Moonraker
The abolition of man : and the great divorce by C. S Lewis( )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member 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
Nietzsche in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member 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
Six days of war : [June 1967 and the making of the modern Middle East] by Michael B Oren( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six Days of War is the most comprehensive history ever published of the six days of intense Arab-Israeli fighting in the summer of 1967. Oren spotlights all the participantsArab, Israeli, Soviet, and Americaninvolved in this clash that transformed the world
On her majesty's secret service by Ian Fleming( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The superlative thriller pits Secret Agent James Bond once more against SPECTRE's archfiend, Blofeld, architect of a nefarious scheme to destroy the free world ... and finds 007 falling for the lovely Tracy, daughter of Marc-Ange Draco, head of the Corsican mafia
For your eyes only by Ian Fleming( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a British naval ship containing a top-secret nuclear sub tracking system is accidentally submerged, a crucial mission ensues as the British try to retrieve the weapon before the Russians do
From Russia with love by Ian Fleming( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member 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
 
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