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Case, David

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Works: 447 works in 1,680 publications in 1 language and 33,632 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Drama  Naval history  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author, Translator
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
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Publications by David Case
Publications by David Case, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by David Case
Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Story of Jean-Valjean, a convict struggling to escape his past, that became a gospel for the poor and oppressed
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 515 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
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( file )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Ugly and deformed but humble and loyal, Quasimodo is the hunchback living in the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. He is trapped between his love for a Gypsy girl and his love for the archdeacon, his benefactor
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of a patricide in which the murdered man's sons share varying degrees of complicity and depicts the search for truth--about man, about life, about the existence of God
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
"Shipwrecked and cast adrift, English surgeon Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters--with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos--give him new, bitter insights into human behavior"--Container
A year in Provence by Peter Mayle( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
Recounts the pleasures and frustrations of Provencal life
The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle( file )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
The "luminous, ghostly, and spectral" hound of family legend has been seen roaming the moors at night. Sir Charles Baskerville has recently died, and it appears that the new baronet, Sir Henry, has inherited not only the vast wealth and property of his family, but a terrible destiny. To this Holmes ominously observes, "It's an ugly business, Watson, an ugly dangerous business and the more I see of it the less I like it."
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 libraries worldwide
This is a novel about a man's lifelong efforts to atone for an act of instinctive cowardice. 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 800 Muslim passengers 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 Swiss family Robinson by Johann David Wyss( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Shipwrecked on an isolated island in the early nineteenth century, a Swiss couple and their four sons rely upon their ingenuity and nature's providence to survive and thrive in their "New Switzerland."
The inimitable Jeeves by P. G Wodehouse( file )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 351 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 328 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
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once a historical war epic, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Noted for its mastery of realistic detail and psychological analysis, it follows the metamorphosis of five aristocratic families against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Individual stories interweave as each of Tolstoy's memorable characters seek fulfillment, fall in love, make mistakes, and become scarred by war in different ways. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual's place in the historical process. Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers: "To be played upon by the animal keenness of this eye, the sheer power of this creative attack, the entirely clear and true greatness...of this epic, is to find one's way home...to everything within us that is fundamental and sane."
Carry on Jeeves by P. G Wodehouse( file )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 300 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
Blue at the mizzen by Patrick O'Brian( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Captain Jack Aubrey stakes all on a desperate solo night raid against the might of the Spanish viceroy in Peru. 20th in series
The origin of species by Charles Darwin( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
One of the most famous and influential books of its (or any) time, The origin of species is, surprisingly, little read. True enough, most people know what it says--or think they do, at any rate. The first comprehensive statement of the theory of natural selection it does, indeed, provide the basic argument and demonstration of what we think of as Darwinism
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 289 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( file )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 283 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 274 libraries worldwide
A young man in Britain gives up horse racing to help his millionaire father contest a seat in a parliamentary election. A tale of father-son friendship against the background of political skullduggery
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
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Somewhere at the very highest levels of British Intelligence there stands a double agent, a "mole," implanted deep in its fabric, perhaps decades ago, by Moscow Centre. He can only be one of five men--brilliant, complicated men, proven in action, who have worked closely together through the years, respecting and depending on each other, despite the central imperative of their profession to trust no one
 
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Davidson, Frederick 1932-2005
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English (192)
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