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Whitfield, Robert

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Works: 114 works in 251 publications in 1 language and 8,338 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Christian fiction  History  Drama  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Spy stories  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6037.T617, 823.8
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Publications about Robert Whitfield
Publications by Robert Whitfield
Most widely held works by Robert Whitfield
Plato in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern( file )
38 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
A concise, expert account of Virginia Woolf's life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on man's struggle to understand his place in the world
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 287 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( file )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 205 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( file )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The light nudge at his ankle wakes Bond. He doesn't move. His senses come to life like an animal's. What has woken him? The spectral eye of the nightlight casts its deep velvet sheen over the little room. No sound comes from the upper bunk. By the window, Captain Nash sits in his place, his book open on his lap, a flicker of moonlight from the edge of the blind showing white on the double page
The pilgrim's progress by Ralph Vaughan Williams( file )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 179 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( file )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 172 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( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
"Much more than the great eighteenth-century lover, Casanova was also a con man, cabalist, spy, and prison breaker, despite being described by one contemporary as 'the most civilized man in Europe'."--Publisher's description
Moonraker by Ian Fleming( file )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
James Bond sets out to save the world from the deadly Moonraker missle, set to explode over London
For your eyes only by Ian Fleming( file )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Five short stories find James Bond facing new dangers, all of which he escapes through fast thinking and even faster action
Live and let die by Ian Fleming( file )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 161 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( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
After discovering the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire
The interpretation of dreams by Sigmund Freud( file )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 151 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( file )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 140 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( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 140 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( file )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 138 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( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 131 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
 
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