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Most widely held works about Arts and Entertainment Network
Most widely held works by Arts and Entertainment Network
Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 2,384 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bennet is a strong-willed yet sensible young woman, the second of five sisters. She has a long-suffering but loving clerical father, and a scatterbrained mother anxious to marry them off as soon as possible--to wealthy young gentlemen. At a local ball, she encounters one such, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, whom she finds arrogant, cold, and rude. Her older sister Jane falls in love with Darcy's best friend Mr. Bingley, while youngest sister Lydia flirts with anyone in a military uniform. Lizzie finds herself fighting off the attentions of the unctuous Mr. Collins and quite taken by the charming Mr. Wickham - who also happens to be an enemy of Mr. Darcy. However, as the characters succumb in many ways to pride and prejudice, Lizzie learns that not all is quite as it seems ... and that Mr. Darcy might not be so disagreeable after all.
Northanger Abbey ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 1,370 libraries worldwide
In 18th century Bath, a girl bursting with freshness and passion for macabre Gothic novels experiences intrigue, adventure, and romance, especially when the romantic Henry Tilney invites her to his ancestral home.
Barack Obama ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Follow Obama through his teenage struggles for self-identity, his student days at Columbia University and Harvard Law School, and his political career in Chicago. Go behind the scenes of Obama's extraordinarily successful presidential campaign and his journey towards the 2008 Democratic Convention.
Crusades ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
Filmed on location throughout Europe and the Middle East, the Crusades began as a holy mission to liberate Jerusalem and became the largest mass migration in European history. When they ended 200 years later, the Crusades had created a mythology of knights and chivalry, and left a legacy of distrust between East and West that continues to shape our world today.
Jane Eyre ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,121 libraries worldwide
Jane Eyre, a mistreated orphan, learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence.
America the story of us ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
"A riveting adventure of how America was invented. 'America the story of us' focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by History. Sharing their thoughts on the building of America, and what it means to be an American, are a world-class group of individuals including Tom Brokaw, Michael Douglas, Meryl Streep, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Williams and more"--Container.
Life after people ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
What will the world be like when mankind is extinct? The pyramids may stand forever, but the cities will disappear. Our greatest masterpieces will fade and crumble. As global warming and the depletion of natural resources become ever more pressing issues it is critical to consider how we can reduce our impact on the planet. Journey to locations around the globe already going through the processes of a lack of human intervention. See the changes wrought in just decades in ghostly settlements like Chernobyl, which was abandoned since only 1986, and island towns off the coast of Maine. How long would it take before the last remnants of mankind completely disappeared?
Emma ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
"Emma is the story of a rich, clever and beautiful young woman who can't resist orchestrating other people's love lives. As her romantic plans go ridiculously wrong, however, it's Emma herself who risks missing out on her perfect match!"--Container.
The French Revolution ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
" 'The French Revolution' is a ... documentary that encapsulates this heady (and often headless) period in Western civilization. With dramatic reenactments, paintings from the era, and revealing accounts from journals and expert historians, 'The French Revolution' vividly unfurls in a maelstrom of violence. King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilien Robespierre, and Napoleon Bonaparte lead a cast of thousands ..." --Container.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
Tess Durbeyfield is a luminous beauty who is violated by one man and forsaken by another, but she refuses to remain a victim. Her struggle to endure despite the abandonment of her true love, and despite her desperate attempt to attain happiness, propels Tess toward a tragic end.
Desperate crossing the untold story of the Mayflower ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
From their self-imposed exile in Holland to their perilous crossing of the Atlantic, to their first year in the new world, Desperate Crossing is the definitive story of how the Pilgrims came to live and prosper in an unfamiliar land.
Inside Islam ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
It is the second largest religion in the world. Its name is derived from the word for peace, yet to many Westerners, it is synonymous with violence and terror. Widely practiced and equally widely misunderstood, Islam is a religion that has been at the heart of human experience for well over a thousand years. In the world after September 11th, it is especially critical to understand the origins and practice of Islam, and its role in the world today. This balanced, objective introduction to the great faith traces its roots back to the Hebrew Bible and explains the main tenets of Islam: the Five Pillars that all Muslims must adhere to. Discover what the Qur'an has to say about war, violence and suicide, and see how these words have been co-opted by extremists. Running time 93 minutes, with commentary from September 2001 for 9 minutes after.
The presidents the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
The lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States. Based on the book To the Best of My Ability, The Presidents features insight from journalists, scholars, and politicians, as well as rare and unseen photographs and footage.
William Shakespeare a life of drama ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
A biography of the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare.
The crossing ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
It is Dec. 17, 1776. Hounded by superior British forces, his army decimated by disease, desertion and lack of funds, General George Washington faces the unthinkable: he is losing the war for American Independence. A week later, on Christmas Eve, Washington will make one of the most courageous decisions in military history. Staking everything on a risky surprise attack against a garrison of battle-hardened Hessian mercenaries, Washington sets out across the ice-choked Delaware River.
Salem witch trials ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 929 libraries worldwide
In 1693, the village of Salem, Massachusetts was overcome with superstitious hysteria. At the peak of the madness someone hundred fifty people, male and female, were accused of being witches. Twenty of them were executed.
Frederick Douglass ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
Examines the life of this ex-slave, abolitionist and his role during the Civil War.
Founding fathers ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar bills and pocket change.
Horatio Hornblower the new adventures ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
Loyalty: Peacetime (1807) Hornblower forced to make a living at the gaming tables and caught up in a budding romance with his landlady's daughter, Maria. Hornblower goes on a reconnaissance mission that uncovers French perfidy, leading to renewed war. Complications arise when he is betrayed and temporarily imprisoned. Hornblower and Maria get married. Duty: Admiral Pellew's sends Hornblower off in search of his old mate Bracegirdle, whose sloop Grasshopper has gone missing under mysterious circumstances.
Death of a hollow man ( Visual )
50 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
A murder victim is discovered in a lake near where Barnaby is rehearsing for an amateur theatrical production.
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