Most widely held works by Steven Crossley
The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
After abandoning a foundering ship full of people and being branded a coward, guilt leads the ship's first mate, Jim, to settling in Malaya to work with the natives.
In the woods by Tana French ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
After a 12-year-old Irish lad and his two pals fail to return from a day in the woods, searchers find only the terrified sixth grader--with blood-filled shoes and no memory of what happened. Now 32, the tragedy's sole survivor Rob Ryan is a detective on Dublin's Murder Squad. A current investigation takes Rob to the exact site of his childhood trauma. With the present case chillingly similar to his 20-year-old nightmare, Rob hopes to unlock the shrouded secrets of his past.
The book of lost things by John Connolly ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Mourning the loss of his mother, David finds comfort in the books she left behind. But soon the make-believe world of the books melds with David's reality, and the figments of his imagination become startlingly real. Suddenly, he finds himself in a brutal land populated by trolls, harpies, and werewolf-like creatures. His only hope is to find the king, whose Book of Lost Things could show David the way home.
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy Orczy ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 956 libraries worldwide
At the peak of the French Revolution someone is freeing aristocrats from prison and smuggling them to England. The only clue is the image of the flower for which he becomes known. He must be stopped, but who is he or she?
Tunnels by Roderick Gordon ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
When Will Burrows and his friend Chester embark on a quest to find Will's archaeologist father, who has inexplicably disappeared, they are led to a labyrinthine world underneath London, full of sinister inhabitants with evil intentions toward "Topsoilers" like Will and his father.
Saturday by Ian McEwan ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Neurosurgeon Henry Perowne enjoys life immensely and considers himself fortunate to love the woman he's married to. As he makes his way through an immense London crown of Iraq War protestors, he has a minor automobile accident. His trained eye immediately senses something wrong with Baxter, the other driver. So when a confrontational Baxter visits the Perowne home later that evening and events take a tragic turn, it is Henry who must employ his skills to save Baxter.
The fracture zone a return to the Balkans by Simon Winchester ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
Award-winning journalist and author Simon Winchester takes readers on a personal tour of the Balkans. Combining history and interviews with the people who live there, Winchester offers a fascinating glimpse into the complex issues at work in this chaotic region.
The heir by Catherine Coulter ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Justin and Arabella marry for convenience, and become mired in a web of deceit that threatens to destroy them and the love that is beginning to spark their lives.
Deeper by Roderick Gordon ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
As Will Burrows continues to search for his lost archaeologist father in the strange underground world he has discovered, he stumbles across a sinister plot with terrible implications for the world above.
Enduring love by Ian McEwan ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
Joe Rose, a writer, is one of several bystanders who assist an elderly man trying to anchor his giant helium baloon. From that day on Jed Barry, another bystander who assisted with the baloon, begins to stalk Joe. Driven by religious zeal and misdirected love, Jed slowly unravels each strand of Joe's life. Joe's marriage, profession, and character begin to dissolve. A modern psychological thriller that examines the delicate construction of marriages and relationships and the inherent frailties of love.
Deaf sentence by David Lodge ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Lodge's novel finds linguistics professor Desmond Bates forced into an early retirement by hearing loss. While at a noisy party, Bates politely says yes to a question he can't quite hear. Soon, he learns he's agreed to supervise a dangerously sexy undergrad on her suicide note research.
The great stink by Clare Clark ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
When a putrid odor fills the city during a heat wave, massive repairs to London's sewer system are called for. While most find the subterranean world a dark carnival of horrors, William May, a haunted survivor of the Crimean War, finds solace in the dim, dripping passageways. But after being implicated in a murder, William's sanity is called into question.
The maiden bride by Linda Needham ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Lady Eleanor and her travelling companions have finally reached the ruined castle, Faulkhurst, ancestral home of her deceased husband, William Bayard. Their marriage was arranged. She had never met him, but he was reputed to be a vicious warlord.
Freefall by Roderick Gordon ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
As fourteen-year-old archaeologist Will and his friends plummet down a subterranean pore, they face deadly creatures and discover a strange fungal shelf, which not only reveals artifacts from ancient civilizations, but clues to a lost land at the end of the Earth.
The Finkler question by Howard Jacobson ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends who, despite a prickly relationship, have never lost touch with each other, or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick. The three men spent a sweetly painful evening together reminiscing, until an unexpected violent attack brings everything they thought they knew into question.
Cavaliers and roundheads by Christopher Hibbert ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
On a rainy summer day in 1642, King Charles raised the Royalist standard in defiance of Parliament's authority. For the next six years, the English people were divided by war ... Finally, when Charles was led to the block in 1649, none tried to save him. Focusing on the effects of this war on the civilian population, Hibbert's vivid, detailed narrative history clearly portrays the results of the bloody struggle between the Crown and Parliament.--Container.
Sword of the rightful king a novel of King Arthur by Jane Yolen ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
Merlinnus the magician devises a way for King Arthur to prove himself the rightful king of England--pulling a sword from a stone--but trouble arises when someone else removes the sword first.
The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
In August, 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton, renowned explorer set sail with 27 men on his ship The Endurance. His plan was to be the first expedition to cross the Antarctic continent. Marooned on four feet of ice, in over 8,000 feet deep water, Shackleton and his crew survived some 635 days and nights, without proper shelter or rations, enduring the harshest conditions imaginable.
The proposition by Judith Ivory ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
"Lady Edwina Bollash is a woman of importance and distinction who has never been the object of any man's affection. When she meets Mick Tremore, a tall, handsome young man from the bottommost rung of society, she instantly attracts his attention"--Container.
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