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Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two innocent young orphans are the potential heirs to a fortune. Their fates are snarled in a monumental legal battle known as Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Another orphan, Esther Summerson, whose mysterious parentage proves to be intertwined with the fate of the Jarndyce wards and the aloof Lady Dedlock. Lady Dedlock faces the revelation of her dark past once Mr. Tulkinghorn catches wind of it. The icily beautiful Esther's background also comes to light after the murder of a strange man. Twines through the legal system to heartbreaking domestic drama to a murder investigation to near-Gothic horror
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her dumurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired Captain and his daughters move in across the street and preparations for Lady Ludlows garden party are underway. The town has some secrets which are about to be revealed. But news comes that shakes the town, a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the visual arts through the ages, presented through dramatic reenactment, photography, and storytelling
Emma by Jane Austen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about Emma Woodhouse, a young woman who finds that it is sometimes all too easy to confuse good intentions with self-gratification
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. But now, after a separation of eight years, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth are to meet again and the tables have turned. Her former lover's fortunes have prospered and he is now returned from a career at sea both eligible and affluent. Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a rather small abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, so she must accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda is sensitive and charming, the illegitimate son of an aristocrat, haunted by the secrets that shroud his birth. Beautiful, vivacious Gwendolen Harleth is a gambler and short on cash. When they meet at the roulette table, sparks fly. But above all, Gwendolen needs money, and the icy aristrocrat Henleigh Grandcourt is more than happy to provide. As her situation becomes more and more oppressive, she turns to Daniel for help-- only to discover his involvement with the young Jewish singer Mirah Lapidoth. Torn between his attraction to Gwendolen and his passion for Mirah and the plight of her people, Daniel is forced to look at his own mysterious past and find out who he really is-- and who he wants to be
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member 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
How art made the world( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces viewers to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Portuguese and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
Jane Eyre by Julian Amyes( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Brontèˆ's story of an orphan who grows up to become governess of a mansion, and who carries a tormented love for a man named Mr. Rochester
Little Dorrit by Andrew Davies( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death -- threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving. - Publisher
Pride and prejudice by Elizabeth Garvie( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the lively, precocious and very eligible Bennet girls captures all the nuances of 19th century life among the English gentry, a society obsessed with profitable marriage contracts
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 19th century England. Elinor, disciplined, restrained and very conscious of the manners of the day, represents sense. Outspoken, impetuous, emotional Marianne represents sensibility. Attracted to a man already promised to another, Elinor suffers silently to keep scandal away from her family. Marianne enjoys a flirtation with a handsome scoundrel that could lead to her downfall. Through their experiences with men and their relationship with each other, they learn that neither sense nor sensibility alone is enough, but that one must strive for a balance of the two
Walking with dinosaurs by Jasper James( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collector's set explores the full spectrum of prehistoric life, from the rise of monsters millions of years ago to the reign of dinosaurs and our own evolutionary predecessors
Cranford : return to Cranford( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realized in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. Elsewhere, the shadow of the railway still looms, but the line has been halted five miles outside Cranford, a disaster as far as Captain Brown is concerned. Meanwhile, as Mr. Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and his niece, Erminia, Miss Matty becomes concerned about another young person, Peggy Bell, who lives in an isolated cottage with her mother and domineering brother. She decides to intervene and engineers an invitation that will bring the four young people together. But when tragedy strikes, she fears she has opened a Pandora's box from which Cranford will never recover
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Catherine Morland, innocent and fresh from the country, enters into the depraved society of Bath with dreams and fantasies sparked by her love of gothic romance novels. When she meets the dashing Henry Tilney, she has difficulty distingushing fact from fiction
 
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