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Case, David

Works: 303 works in 987 publications in 1 language and 16,050 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Naval history  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous stories  Drama  Detective and mystery stories  Spy stories 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer, Translator
Classifications: PR6062.E33, 823.914
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Most widely held works by David Case
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 507 libraries worldwide
Marlow, the story's narrator, tells his friends of an experience in the British Congo where he once ran a river steamer for a trading company. He tells of the ivory traders' cruel exploitation of the natives there. Chief among these is a greedy and treacherous European named Kurtz, a man who has used savagery to obtain semi-divine power over the natives. While Marlow tries to get Kurtz back down the river, Kurtz tries to justify his actions and motions, asserting that he has seen into the very heart of things
A year in Provence by Peter Mayle( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Recounts the pleasures and frustrations of Provencal life
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 libraries worldwide
This work set the style for a whole class of literature, a work that the critic Morton Dauwen Zabel calls an example of Conrad's "central theme ... the grip of circumstances that enforce self-discovery and its cognate, the discovery of reality and truth ..." It is a novel about a man's lifelong efforts to atone for an act of instinctive cowardice. The young Jim, chief mate of the Patna, dreams of being a hero. When the Patna threatens to sink and the cowardly officers decide to save their own skins and escape in the few lifeboats, Jim despises them. But at the last moment, dazed by horror and confusion, he joins them, deserting the passengers--eight hundred Muslim pilgrims--to apparent death. Tormented by this act of cowardice and desertion, Jim flees to the West. Living among the natives in Patusan, a remote trading post in the jungle, he is able to cease sacrificing himself on the altar of conscience. When he defends Patusan against the evil "Gentleman Brown," his efforts create order and well-being, thereby winning the respect and affection of the people for whom he becomes Tuan--or Lord Jim
The inimitable Jeeves by P. G Wodehouse( file )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Jeeves, the "definition of a gentleman's valet," and his befuddled employer Bertie Wooster and his amazing collection of pals
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
With their estate entangled in an interminable legal case, the young wards of the court Richard Carstone and Ada Clare are taken into the benevolent care of the kindly John Jarndyce. Ada's companion, the gentle and good-hearted Esther Summerson, is devoted to the old man and, although she loves another, becomes betrothed to him. But behind Esther's supposed orphan past lies a dark secret that leads tragically to deceit, blackmail and murder. And as the endless lawsuit erodes their inheritance, the happiness that Richard and Ada have found in each other is brought into desperate jeopardy
Carry on Jeeves by P. G Wodehouse( file )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Jeeves miraculously keeps Bertie and his helpless friends in the good graces of their rich uncles and patches up affairs of the heart just the way he thinks they should be mended
Jeeves in the offing by P. G Wodehouse( file )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Someone has stolen--yet again--Uncle Tom's antique silver cow-creamer. Suspicions fall on Wilbert Cream, believed to be a wealthy American practical joker and kleptomaniac known as Broadway Willie. But the incident only marks the beginning of Bertie Wooster's problems. It is only by a stroke of rare genius that Bertie Wooster finds a solution. He recalls Jeeves, his incomparable manservant, from his annual holiday at Herne Bay, and Jeeves sorts out everybody and everything in his usual inimitable style
Blue at the mizzen by Patrick O'Brian( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America--where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain--the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences. The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Claudius, born weak and with a stutter, was shamed and dismissed by his family as an idiot. This allowed him to live under the public radar and avoid his family's scandal and eventual murder. Claudius survived to become the emperor of Rome in 41 A.D
Call for the dead by John Le Carré( Computer File )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
The cast of characters includes a bright, twisted former hero of the German underground, a once-beautiful woman with a terrifying secret, a high-ranking pompous fool of a bureaucrat, and a suspect British civil servant. The protagonist, George Smiley, is bitter, weary-he has seen too much and done too much-yet he cannot refuse one last desperate call for his services
10 lb. penalty by Dick Francis( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Benedict Juliard has only one wish: to ride as an amateur jockey in steeplechase races. His father, George Juliard, a rising politician, asks his son to forswear any act that might injure his (George's) hopes for advancement. Benedict agrees lightheartedly, not knowing what lies ahead. Benedict soon becomes the target of vicious attacks from his father's enemies, men who will stop at nothing to derail George's career. Benedict finds treachery and deceit are the least of the problems awaiting him. In horse racing ten-pound is the maximum penalty a thoroughbred can carry. The question is, can Benedict survive the penalties about to be loaded on him?--
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 libraries worldwide
When his handler is accused of treason, British spy George Smiley is also dismissed from his agency. To clear his name and prove his loyalty, Smiley takes a job from Oliver Lacon, the Permanent Undersecretary to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, in an attempt to identify and capture the real traitor
Notes from a small island by Bill Bryson( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Bill Bryson has decided his native country needs him - but first, he takes a leisurely jaunt around the island he loves
The commodore by Patrick O'Brian( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
In the 17th volume, Aubrey and Maturin quell French invasion plans off Ireland's coast, but Maturin grapples with unexpected lows at home
Our game by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
With the Cold War over, espionage agent Timothy Cranmer resigns and withdraws to a country estate with his young mistress, Emma. But when a double agent he recruited disappears under a cloud of suspicion--with the attractive Emma--the Home Office accuses Timothy of treason. To clear his hame, he embarks on a frantic, clandesetine journey into wartorn Russian territories
The honourable schoolboy by John Le Carré( file )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
The preceeding novel in the George Smiley series, Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy ended with the devastating unmasking of a double agent at the heart of the British Secret Service. Now, in The honourable schoolboy, George Smiley, who has assumed the unenviable job of restoring the health and reputation of his demoralized organization-goes on the offensive
Jeeves and the mating season by P. G Wodehouse( file )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
When Gussie Fink-Nottle, after a convivial evening with "Catsmeat" Pinbright, is sentenced to 14 days without the option for wading in the fountain at Traflagar Square, Bertie Wooster sees the red light. For Gussie is an expected guest at Deverill Hall, and clearly his enforced absence will give rise to immediate inquiries. From this point it will be but a short step to a complete revelation of the scandalous details of his escapade and Bertram well knows what would be the effect of this intelligence on Gussies fiancé, Madeline. As always when a rift appears in her love affairs, Madeline will transfer her simpering affection to Bertram and the grim prospect of having to endure the grand passion of this female stimulates Bertie to the sternest of endeavors to forestall catastrophe. But as usual, Bertie's involvement causes further entanglement, which only Jeeves can unravel
A murder of quality by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
"We're looking for a stranger, six feet tall, wearing boots size 10-1/2, leather gloves and an old blue overcoat stained with blood," Inspector Rigby said. "A man who travels on foot, who was in the area on the night of the murder, taking with him one-and-a-half feet of coaxial cable, a string of beads, and an imitation diamond clip. We're looking for a maniac, a man who kills for pleasure or the price of a meal-and who can fly 50 feet through the air
The Odessa file by Frederick Forsyth( file )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
"The 'Odessa' of this title is an acronym for the secret organization which has protected the identities and advanced the destinies of former members of Hitler's dreaded SS since shortly before the end of World War II. One of its rare major defeats came in the spring of 1964, when a packet of dossiers arrived anonymously at the Ministry of Justice in Bonn. How and why a once carefree young German freelance journalist came to send the packet is told in this brilliant new extrapolation from reality into terror."--Publisher's web site
Down and out in Paris and London by George Orwell( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Orwell's own experiences inspire this semi-autobiographical novel about a man living in Paris in the early 1930s without a penny. His novel draws on his experiences of this world, from the bottom of the echelon in the kitchens of posh French restaurants to the free lodging houses, tramps, and street people of London. In the tales of both cities, we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society
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Davidson, Frederick 1932-2005
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