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Traven, B.

Works: 766 works in 3,821 publications in 27 languages and 33,129 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Film noir  Short stories  Action and adventure films  Screenplays  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Other, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Adapter, Illustrator
Classifications: PT3919.T7, 833.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by B Traven
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by B Traven( Book )

412 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 3,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hard-luck drifters and a grizzled prospector seek gold in the mountains in Mexico. They start off as friends, but after they discover the lode the greed and paranoia set in
The death ship; the story of an American sailor by B Traven( Book )

198 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een eenvoudige zeeman die door een ongelukkig toeval zijn papieren kwijtraakt, wordt als een verstotene van her naar der gestuurd en krijgt alleen op obscure en wrakke schepen nog werk
The night visitor, and other stories by B Traven( Book )

37 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories mixing humor with warm affection for the Mexican people
The rebellion of the hanged by B Traven( Book )

95 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rebellion of the Hanged is the fifth of B. Traven's six legendary Jungle Novels which together form an epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. Set in the slave-labor mahogany plantations of tropical Mexico in 1910, at the time of the uprising against the rule of Porfirio Diaz and the beginnings of revolution, Rebellion is a powerful and somber tale of the tortures suffered by downtrodden Indians. But here it culminates in a revolt by the long-oppressed workers against the owners and overseers of the camps, and in a treacherous march through the jungles at the height of the rainy season - a human feat of epic proportions
The carreta by B Traven( Book )

98 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman de société
The bridge in the jungle by B Traven( Book )

83 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded by many as B. Traven's finest novel, The Bridge in the Jungle is a tale of a simple, desperately poor people coming together in the face of a death that affects them all. The locale is "huts by the river," a nameless Indian settlement deep in the Mexican bush, too small to appear on any map. A festive gathering that has attracted many Indians from neighboring settlements is about to begin, when death marches silently in. A small boy has disappeared. As the intimation of tragedy spreads among the people gathered in the jungle clearing, they unite, first to find the lost boy and then to console the grieving mother. Traven never allows an iota of sentimentality to enter his story, but the reader finishes The Bridge in the Jungle with renewed faith in the courage and dignity of human beings
Government by B Traven( Book )

56 editions published between 1935 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Depicting the political corruption that infected even the smallest villages in Mexico, the novel tells the story of Don Gabriel, a minor government functionary who has a virtual license to steal from the Indian village where he is secretary--except that the Indians have nothing to steal. By chance he finds an opportunity in the labor agent business, shanghai-ing luckless Indians into debt slavery so that he can ship them off to work in the great mahogany plantations owned by foreign capital. The novel reaches its climax in a clash of cultures between the simple dignity of the illiterate Indians and the cynicism and corruption of the politicians and petty bureaucrats."--Page 4 of cover
General from the jungle by B Traven( Book )

59 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General from the Jungle is the sixth and last of B. Traven's legendary Jungle Novels, a fictional epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. In this masterpiece on guerrilla warfare, Traven tells the story of Juan Mendez, perhaps the youngest and greatest of the Indian rebel chieftains, who leads an ill-equipped and hungry band against the government forces. With brilliance and cunning, Mendez brutally attacks the federally protected fincas. The book is filled with marvelously drawn characters, yet the true hero is the army itself - illiterate, uneducated, and poor, but resourceful and dangerous. General is the culmination of a great story by a great storyteller
The White rose by B Traven( Book )

76 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the plight of a peasant who refuses to sell his land to the powerful oil companies which have taken over the region
March to the Montería by B Traven( Book )

59 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in German and English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color illustration on front cover of cowboys on horseback fording a river
The cotton-pickers by B Traven( Book )

19 editions published between 1934 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The background of The Cotton-Pickers, set in Mexico in the 1920s, is the struggle of the emerging trade unions to end the exploitation of hungry laborers. Gales, a laconic American drifter, turns his hand for anything for a meal and a flea-bitten bunk - he works on a cotton plantation, in an oil field, in a bakery, as a cowboy for a North American ranch owner. But he hates exploitation, so he leaves behind him a trail of rebellion. Underlying this lively and amusing tale of his adventures is a powerful study of social injustice, and most of all a testament to the strength of human courage and dignity - one of Traven's favorite themes
Das Totenschiff. Die Geschichte eines amerikanischen Seemanns by B Traven( Book )

168 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dies ist die Geschichte des Seemans Gerard Gale, der in den Kneipen Antwerpens sein Schiff verpasst, mittel- und staatenlos durch Europa gejagt wird und schließlich in Barcelona auf dem Totenschiff Yorrikke anheuert - einem jener schwimmenden Särge, die mit Fracht und Mannschaft zum Untergang bestimmt sind, um dem Besitzer die Versicherungsprämie einzubringen
The creation of the sun and the moon by B Traven( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and German and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of an ancient Mexican Indian legend about how the sun and the moon were created from bits of stars gathered by two brave warriors
Macario by B Traven( Book )

62 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Macario es la singular aventura o desaventura de un hombre humilde, hambriento, que al dar satisfacción al mayor deseo de su vida--comerse en soledad un pavo entero--recibe poderes sobre la vida y la muerte. A partir de ese momento, Macario vive experiencias extraordinarias."--Page 4 of cover
Die Baumwollpflücker; Roman by B Traven( Book )

115 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om en vagabonds oplevelser i Mexico som bomuldsplukker, bagerikarl og kvægdriver. Han møder folk fra mange nationer og med mange slags erhverv
Canasta de cuentos mexicanos by B Traven( Book )

74 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a sober, simple and direct style, Traven recreates several anecdotes that demonstarte the bucolica wisdom of an Indian artist in front of the obtuse vision of modernity or the ineffable common sense of San Antonio. The urban world of Mexico in the forties also looms
The sea-green horse : a collection of short stories by Barbara Howes( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Weisse Rose by B Traven( Book )

68 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic story (supposedly based on fact) of land stolen from its Indian owners for the benefit of an American oil company."--B. Traven Wikipedia page
Der Karren by B Traven( Book )

68 editions published between 1931 and 1988 in 6 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vstupní kniha šestidílného románového cyklu, líčícího na osudech skupiny Indiánů poměry a události za mexického revolučního vření kolem roku 1910, vypráví o lásce indiánského chlapce, kterého pán prohrál v kartách, aindiánské dívky, která utekla ze služby před opilým pánem a zachránila se tak před znásilněním
Puente en la selva by B Traven( Book )

50 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The night visitor, and other stories
Alternative Names


Armut 1882?-1969

Armut, ca. 1882-1969


Arnolds 1882?-1969

B. Traven Duits schrijver (1882-1969)

B. Traven écrivain allemand

B. Traven German novelist

B. Traven germana verkisto

B. Traven novelista alemán

B. Traven scríbhneoir Gearmánach

B. Traven scrittore e anarchico tedesco



Barker 1882?-1969

Becker, Heinrich Otto

Becker Heinrich Otto 1882?-1969

Becker, Heinrich Otto 1890-1969

Becker, Heinrich Otto, ca. 1882-1969

Bek-gran, Robert.

Bek-gran, Robert 1882-1969

Bek-gran, Robert 1890-1969

Croves, Hal.

Croves Hal 1882?-1969

Croves, Hal 1890-1969

Croves, Hal, ca. 1882-1969

Croves, Traven Torsvan

Croves Traven Torsvan 1882?-1969

Feige, Adolf Rudolf

Feige Adolf Rudolf 1882?-1969

Feige, Adolf Rudolf 1890-1969

Feige, Adolf Rudolf, ca. 1882-1969

Feige, Herman Albert Otto Maksimilijan

Feige, Hermann Albert Otto Max

Feige, Hermann Albert Otto Max 1882-1969

Feige, Hermann Albert Otto Max 1890-1969

Feige, Otto

Feige, Otto 1882-1969

Feige, Otto 1890-1969

Gaudet, Fred

Gaudet Fred 1882?-1969

Gaudet, Fred 1890-1969

Gaudet, Fred, ca. 1882-1969

Groves, Hal 1882-1969

Groves, Hal 1890-1969

Hal Croves


Kraus 1882?-1969


Lainger 1882?-1969

Mareth, Fred

Mareth Fred 1882?-1969

Mareth, Fred 1890-1969

Marhut, Bruno

Marhut, Bruno 1882-1969

Marhut, Bruno 1890-1969


Martinez 1882?-1969

Marut 1890-1969

Marut, Red

Marut Red 1882?-1969

Marut, Red 1890-1969

Marut, Ret.

Marut Ret 1882?-1969

Marut, Ret 1890-1969

Marut, Ret, ca. 1882-1969

Marut, Rex

Marut Rex 1882?-1969

Marut, Rex 1890-1969

Marut, Robert

Marut Robert 1882?-1969

Marut, Robert 1890-1969

Maruth, Fred

Maruth Fred 1882?-1969

Maruth, Fred 1890-1969

Maurhut, Richard.

Maurhut Richard 1882?-1969

Maurhut, Richard 1890-1969

Mauruth, Richard

Mauruth Richard 1882?-1969

Öhly, Goetz

Öhly, Goetz 1882-1969

Öhly, Goetz 1890-1969

Ohly, Gretz

Ohly Gretz 1882?-1969

Räderscheidt, Anton

Räderscheidt Anton 1882?-1969

Raderscheidt, Anton 1890-1969

Ret Marut

Ret Marut 1882-1969

Ret Marut 1890-1969

Scheider, Wilhelm

Scheider Wilhelm 1882?-1969

Scheider, Wilhelm 1890-1969

Terlelm, Arthur

Terlelm Arthur 1882?-1969

Torice, Jacob

Torice, Jacob 1882-1969

Torice, Jacob 1890-1969

Torsvan, B. T.

Torsvan B. T. 1882?-1969

Torsvan, B.T. 1890-1969

Torsvan, B. T. (Berick Traven)

Torsvan, Bendrich 1882-1969

Torsvan, Bendrich 1890-1969

Torsvan, Berick

Torsvan, Berick Traven

Torsvan Berick Traven 1882?-1969

Torsvan, Berick Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan, Bernhard Traven 1882-1969

Torsvan, Bernhard Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan Croves, Traven 1882-1969

Torsvan Croves, Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan, T.

Torsvan, T. 1882-1969

Torsvan, T. 1890-1969

Torsvan, T. (Traven)

Torsvan, Traven.

Torsvan Traven 1882?-1969

Torsvan, Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan Traven, Berick

Torsvan, Traven, ca. 1882-1969

Torsvan, Traves

Torsvan Traves 1882?-1969

Torsvan, Traves 1890-1969


Traven, B.

Traven, B. 1890-1969

Traven, Bašful 1882-1969

Traven, Bašful 1890-1969

Traven, Ben

Traven, Ben 1882-1969

Traven, Ben 1890-1969

Traven, Berick Torsvan

Traven, Berick Torsvan 1882-1969

Traven Berick Traven Thorsvan

Traven, Bruno

Traven Bruno 1882?-1969

Traven, Bruno 1890-1969

Traven, Bruno, ca. 1882-1969

Traven, Bruno, pseud.

Traven pseud

Traven Torsvan

Traven Torsvan, Berick.

Traven, Vita B.

Trāvens, B. (Bruno), 1890-1969

Wienecke, Albert Otto Max

Wienecke, Albert Otto Max 1882-1969

Wienecke, Albert Otto Max 1890-1969

Wienecke, Otto

Wienecke, Otto 1882-1969

Wienecke, Otto 1890-1969

Wienecke, Robert Otto Max

Wienecke Robert Otto Max 1882?-1969

Б. Травен

Травен Б. 1890-1969

Травен, Бруно, 1890-1969

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ב. טראוון

ב. טראוון מחבר רומנים גרמני

טראוון, ב. 1882-1969

טראוון, ב 1890-1969

טראון, ב. 1882-1969

טראון, ב 1890-1969

ب. تراون

トレイヴン, B

The death ship; the story of an American sailorThe night visitor, and other storiesThe rebellion of the hangedThe carretaThe bridge in the jungleGovernmentGeneral from the jungleThe White rose