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Shadbolt, Maurice

Works: 109 works in 482 publications in 8 languages and 8,698 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Pictorial works  History  Guidebooks  Short stories, New Zealand  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives  Biography  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9639.3.S5, 823.2
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Most widely held works by Maurice Shadbolt
Isles of the South Pacific by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

28 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season of the Jew by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The haunting story of a band of Maori, who, stripped of their land and sent into exile, came to dientify with the Jews of ancient Israel and took the Old Testament as a plan of campaign against the British colonists
Monday's warriors : a novel by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What a fleck and what a fable! Frontier tales don't come much wilder and taller than Monday's Warriors. What makes it the more extraordinary is that most of it happens to be true. This is the rich and reverberant story of Kimball Bent of Sodom Docks (State of Maine, USA) who blundered into the British Army in the middle of the nineteenth century and was borne away to battle with godly rebel Maori in distant New Zealand. At the wrong end of one too many court martials, the flogged and confused Yankee deserts across battle lines on to the wrong side - the Maori side - to serve new friends faithfully as spy, armourer and marksman in possibly the most ferocious colonial war ever fought. Adopted as a grandson by the most robust and resourceful of warrior chiefs, the womanizing, one-eyed and terrible Titokowaru, Kimball finds himself fighting and mostly winning the American Revolution all over again in the misty rain forest and mountains of New Zealand's North Island. With one chance leap into legend, Kimball Bent was to become the most unlikely rebel ever to brave the firepower of the British Empire, but Titokowaru and his wild-riding, fierce and feuding lieutenants, the workaday warriors Big, Demon and Toa, were no mean rivals in insurgency. With seldom more than a few dozen fighting men this fervently land-loving Maori foursome was to humble colonist armies and leave the Empire reeling in retreat. Yet for all its fireworks Monday's Warriors is more than antoher war story, more than a mere historical novel. One of the world's great storytellers, Maurice Shadbolt here gives us a tale rich in humanity, a tale both strange and absurd, comic and horrific, and always lit with narrative gusto. As Conor Cruise O'Brien said of Season of the Jew, 'Shadbolt writes admirably with a tautness and an astringent humour rare in the genre.'
Reader's Digest guide to New Zealand by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color photographs and text tell New Zealand's story by regions. For each region there is an alphabetically arranged guide to places to see and things to do. Includes twenty maps
The New Zealanders : a sequence of stories by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

38 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Zealand : gift of the sea by Brian Brake( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers and journeys by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

15 editions published between 1956 and 1990 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the cinders by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New Zealand teen goes hiking with his grandfather and has an affair with an older woman
This summer's dolphin by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and German and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a maverick dolphin which seemingly seeks to renew that ancient friendship between human and dolphin which has enthralled and delighted storytellers since the days of Romans and Greeks. It is alsothe tale of the offshore island of Motutangi, a faded beach resort direly in need of a miracle. That summer the miracle came, Motutangi's most colourful guest in years, leaping and diving in showers of spray behind Frank Yakich's fishing boat. The islanders adopt Motu as their own: first as a magical plaything; later, with increasing fervour, as something more. No one is left untouched by the dolphin's spell - lives change, begin anew or end in the dolphin's luminous summer
Summer fires and winter country by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lovelock version by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of strife by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third in a trilogy of novels beginning with Season of the Jew and continuing with Monday's warriors, deriving from the New Zealand wars (1845-72)"--Author's note
A touch of clay by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Pike is practising his new vocation as a potter by the seaside when he begins an affair with a hippie newcomer
Voices of Gallipoli by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1980s, Maurice Shadbolt began to research New Zealand's part in the tragic Gallipoli campaign of 1915 - research which was to lead to his stage play Once on Chunuk Bair, a television documentary, and this book Voices of Gallipoli. Voices of Gallipoli is compelling testimony to a pilgrimage which began and ended with visits to Turkey's haunted Gallipoli peninsula where the bones of nearly 3000 New Zealanders rest. To tell their story Maurice Shadbolt read through official documents, memoirs, war histories and diaries furtively kept by New Zealanders during their cruel seven months on the peninsula. He also talked to many of the small and diminishing band of veterans with vivid memories of the long, futile and ferocious battles that took so many New Zealand lives. Most of these soldiers had never brought themselves to talk honestly of Gallipoli before. Some had never talked of it at all. All knew that it was their last chance to confide their remarkable tales of suffering and survival. Maurice Shadbolt tells their stories with skill and lucidly backgrounds the campaign they survived. It is a remarkable document: the distilled memories of a dozen old men who innocently set out to do battle as loyal sons of the British Empire and returned home betrayed, embittered and disillusioned - and New Zealanders
The Shell guide to New Zealand by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dove on the waters by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the story of Henry Charles Swan and his yacht Awatea
Danger zone : a novel by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The setting of Maurice Shadbolt's dramatic new novel is vast: the third of our planet we call the Pacific. So is its theme: the survival of man in our time. This is the story of the protest yacht Moana Nui and the four men--and perhaps a dead woman--who sail her into the French nuclear test zone about Mururoa Atoll...These are men bound for collision not only with the French navy, in their frail yacht, but also with the deadliest truth in our century, the nuclear cloud which shadows the eart. From one of the most vivid and heroic protests in recent history--that of the tiny boats which New Zealanders sialed into the Mururoa danger zone in the 1970s, thereby helping end French atmospheric tests in the Pacific--Maurice Shadbolt has distilled a strange and memorable story. it is also tense and exciting as any our time may have to tell"--Dust jacket
Figures in light : selected stories by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ear of the dragon by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complex story of three very different, inter-woven lives: a writer, a poet, and the woman who loved them
The presence of music : three novellas by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"High summer in Te Makutu... the scent of new-mown grass bleaching in the sun ... Linda East playiong at the open window of her father's house ... Even in the city, so far from Te Makutu, the picture remained to haunt him, faint but strangely permanent. He was living it up in the city with someone else's wife, and he had never exchanged more than a few stilted sentences with Linda, yet it was Linda he thought of most. He was trying to lose himself in politics and the glare of the city lights, but those faint images of a lost and unmourned childhood persisted. So he went back at last to Te Makutu to pick up the threads; to recapture the dream if he could, and forget it if he couldn't; to satisfy himself. He followed it 12,000 miles, to Europe: Budapest in that tragic, magnificent October of 1956; London, the artistic Mecca of all the young New Zealand emigrés; and finally a quiet sunlit island where the dream slipped away beyond recall and he was safe. ..."--Book jacket
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Monday's warriors : a novel
Alternative Names
Maurice Shadbolt escritor neozelandés

Maurice Shadbolt journalist uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1932-2004)

Maurice Shadbolt pisarz nowozelandzki

Shadbolt, Maurice Francis Richard.

Shadbolt, Maurice Francis Richard 1932-

Shadbolt, Maurice Francis Richard 1932-2004

Морис Шэдболт

Monday's warriors : a novelReader's Digest guide to New ZealandThe New Zealanders : a sequence of storiesThe house of strifeA touch of clayDove on the watersFrom the edge of the sky : a memoir