Giles, David 1926-2010
Most widely held works by David Giles
Mansfield Park ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
Fanny is an impoverished young woman, snubbed by society, who earns the respect and love of her cousin in this BBC mini-series adaptation of the Jane Austen classic set in 19th century England.
King Richard the Second ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingboke (later Henry IV).
The life & death of King John ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the weak and despicable King John, who tries to fend off the royal claims of Arthur, Duke of Brittany, who is supported by the King of France. In spite of the support of Faulconbridge, John alienates the English nobility and runs afoul of the Pope. In the end he is poisoned and his son Henry III becomes King.
The Barchester Chronicles ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
The cozy community of Barchester is rocked from its complacency when a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires.
The first part of King Henry the Fourth with the life and death of Henry surnamed Hotspur ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
After the murder of Richard II, Henry assumes the throne, and is immediately confronted with rebellion by Owen Glendower, Douglas of Scotland, Northumberland and his son Hotspur. The play also treats the moral development of the king's son Hal (later Henry V) as he appears to waste his youth in London taverns in the company of the irresponsible Sir John Falstaff.
Henry V ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
The third of Shakespeare's plays portraying the emergence of England's most admired national hero, Henry V. He unites his people as he embarks on the invasion of France, deals justly with traitors, tirelessly leads his soldiers to victory and ensures future peace by his marriage to the Princess of France. Shakespeare examines these qualities that make a successful ruler and shows the prince in terms of isolation and responsibility that his success entails.
Henry IV. Part II ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
King Henry, now in failing health and still embroiled in war, sends his second son Prince John of Lancaster to the battle. Prince John tricks and defeats the enemy while his older son, the Prince of Wales, is summoned away from Falstaff and his tavern circle to the king's bedside where he assumes the throne upon the death of the king.
The second part of King Henry the Fourth containing his death and the coronation of King Henry the Fift ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play that portrays the colorful panorama of Medieval English life. The revolt against Henry is finally crushed and the king broods over the uncertain future of his son. Henry IV dies, Falstaff is banished, and Prince Hal is crowned Henry V.
The life of Henry the Fifth ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe. Follows King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess.
The Forsyte saga ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
BBC television adaptation of John Galsworthy's work, chronicling nearly 50 turbulent years of a wealthy English family.
Henry IV, Part I ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play. Upon the murder of Richard II, Henry assumes the throne, and is immediately confronted with rebellion by Owen Glendower, Douglas of Scotland, Northumberland and his son Hotspur. The play also treats the moral development of the king's son Hal (later Henry V).
Richard II ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled Richard II.
Hetty Wainthropp investigates. Complete second series ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Legendary actress Patricia Routledge returns as 60ish housewife turned gumshoe Hetty Wainthropp in this popular PBS Mystery! series. Includes six episodes, two of which have not aired on PBS.
Mayor of Casterbridge ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter at a country fair, an outrageous act for which he suffer an agonizing remorse. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge. He attempts to right the long-ago wrong and sets in motion a series of events that spell his destruction.
King John ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 282 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's historical drama in which three aspects of kingship are presented: a sovereign whose very title is suspect, his youthful rival (Arthur) whose better claim is made the pawn of scheming politicians, and a bastard son of royalty (Philip) who is compelled to exercise the kingly burden that the king himself cannot sustain.
The first Churchills ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the 50-year marriage of John and Sarah Churchill, the first Churchills to make their mark on British history. John was a handsome and charismatic general who won the battles that shaped the future of England. Sarah was a fiery beauty whose passion and intellect made her a favorite at court and won the undying devotion of her husband. The turbulent history of 17th century England is seen through the eyes of Sarah, and are filtered through her love for John and their shared love of England.
Hetty Wainthropp investigates. Complete third series ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Housewife turned gumshoe Hetty Wainthropp is back for another round of solving mysteries. Both steely and motherly, she takes no prisoners and puts on no airs, using her dowdy appearance to blend into her surroundings.
The Strauss family ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
The saga of the Strauss family is an epic story spanning more than 85 years. From father Johann Strauss to his eldest son Schanni, it was a tradition not only of music, but of the wealth, fame and jealousies common to popular musicians throughout the ages.
Vanity fair ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
A BBC mini-series based on Thackeray's story of an amoral beauty determined to scheme and seduce her way into the upper classes.
The Jane Austen collection ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility: The story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England.
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