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Whitfield, Robert

Works: 118 works in 249 publications in 1 language and 8,301 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Popular works  Psychological fiction  Christian fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Biography  Spy stories  Personal narratives  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6037.T617, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Robert Whitfield
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Recording )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 285 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
Goldfinger by Ian Fleming( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 204 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, 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
From Russia with love by Ian Fleming( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light nudge at his ankle woke Bond. His senses came to life like an animal's. What had woken him? Danger, like a third man, was standing in the room
The pilgrim's progress by John Bunyan( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 175 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
Dr. No by Ian Fleming( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 169 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
Casanova by John Masters( Recording )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giacomo Casanova's reputation rests largely on his obsession with women, but he was much more than the great eighteenth-century lover. Lawyer, mathematician, poet, translator, and librarian who was fluent in several languages, he was described by one contemporary as "the most civilized man in Europe." That he was also a con man, cabalist, spy, revenge-taker, and experienced prisoner only enhances his appeal as one who personified the extreme social and moral contradictions of the time. In chronicling the life of this bastard son of Venetian actors, Masters draws from Casanova's own highly expansive memoirs, unavailable until the 1960s, and shows that many of the most racy and unlikely events in his adventure-filled life story have been corroborated by fact"--Publisher's website
For your eyes only by Ian Fleming( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member 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
Moonraker by Ian Fleming( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 163 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
Live and let die by Ian Fleming( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 161 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
Dracula by Bram Stoker( Recording )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member 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 interpretation of dreams by Sigmund Freud( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his iconic landmark work, acclaimed psychoanalytic Sigmund Freud introduces his theory on the unconscious mind and how it is related to dreams. Here, Freud reveals how dreams can be interpreted as the mind's wish to settle a resolved conflict
Song in a strange land by Gilbert Morris( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young men, united by blood but divided by loyalties, fight on opposing sides during the American revolution
The abolition of man and the great divorce by C. S Lewis( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 139 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
Absolute truths by Susan Howatch( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ashworth, the Bishop of Starbridge, is a man of great accomplishment and confidence, of enormous power and influence within the Church; a man whose moments of personal crisis have, in the past, only led to deeper levels of spirituality, of certainty and conviction in his calling. Now Ashworth has assumed the role of defender of the traditions which he sees coming under attack all around him. Obliged to endure a dissolute, demoralized, disordered society, he is nonetheless indefatigable in his fight against decadence. Within the Church he has earned a reputation as a strong, efficient, no-nonsense bishop. Outside the Church, he is known as "Anti-Sex Ashworth," a name that he insists narrows the scope of his battle, but that he carries proudly nonetheless. He is a man who, by his own estimation, has "purred along as effortlessly as a well-tuned Rolls-Royce": fit, busy, respected, pampered, privileged ... and steaming blindly, but smoothly, toward the abyss. A profound crisis of Ashworth's faith begins unexpectedly and with brutal force when his beloved wife dies. Bereavement overwhelming his spiritual equilibrium, his strict morality is quickly revealed to him to be nothing more than a facade. Behind it is a maze of blinding grief and denial, of hypocrisy and estrangement from his sons, his colleagues, his parishioners. Spiralling downwards, Ashworth knows he must find his way out of the maze of his own psyche, and that in doing so he will face the most difficult spiritual test of his life: to acknowledge the absolute truths--both good and bad--that have shaped his past, and may be the only keys to his future
The great escape by Paul Brickhill( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member 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
The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and writer, Benvenuto Cellini is best remembered for his magnificent autobiography. In this work which was actually begun in 1558 but not actually published until 1730, Cellini beautifully chronicles his own flamboyant times. He tells of his adventures in Italy and France, his relations with popes and kings and with fellow artists. From Florence and Pisa to Siena and Rome, Cellini portrays a tumultuous period-the age of Galileo, Michelangelo and the Medicis-with an artist's eye for detail, and a curmudgeon's propensity for criticism. Cellini, according to his autobiographical account, seems to have lived a very full and active life, and his account of his exploits, though grandiloquent and somewhat suspect, are always entertaining. Renaissance historians such as Burkhardt were strongly influenced by this work, seeing it as confirmation that the key to the period is the emergence of modern individualism
Faith by Len Deighton( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1987, and the Cold War is turning to ice. As the top brass at London Central struggle to avoid the fallout from the deepest scandal in the Department's history, Bernard Sampson, caught between his ethics, his past, and the two women he loves, finds there is no one he can confide in, nothing to depend on--except faith
The story of the Renaissance by William Henry Hudson( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this general but comprehensive survey of the Renaissance, William Hudson explores the most potent forces responsible for bringing about this "great movement of transition from the medieval to the modern world." He confines his study mainly to the period between the close of the 14th century up to the early decades of the 17th century in Europe, examining such topics as: the voyages of discovery, inventions, the revival of classical learning, science, art, literature, the intellectual upheavals of this creative period, and Hudson's own brief contribution to the period. Throughout this survey, the author focuses on the one thread of continuity which he understands to be both the seed and fruit of this exciting time: the awakening of secular humanism and the emergence of the Individual. This history offers the listener a very lucid and perceptive analysis of the splendid Renaissance
Berlin game by Len Deighton( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Samson must help an undercover agent escape from Berlin but fears that leaks in British intelligence will undermine the attempt
Mere Christianity by C. S Lewis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this accessible doctrine on Christian beliefs, C.S. Lewis reflects on society, nature, and the challenges of how best to educate children. Here, he argues how and why morality should be taught in schools
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GoldfingerThe pilgrim's progressCasanovaLive and let dieDraculaThe interpretation of dreamsSong in a strange landThe abolition of man and the great divorce