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Traven, B.

Works: 715 works in 3,795 publications in 29 languages and 31,763 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Film noir  Biography  Action and adventure films  Folklore  Gangster films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Other, Illustrator, Adapter
Classifications: PT3919.T7, 833.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by B Traven
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by B Traven( Book )

402 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 24 languages and held by 3,631 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 rebellion of the hanged by B Traven( Book )

187 editions published between 1933 and 2003 in 10 languages and held by 1,381 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 night visitor, and other stories by B Traven( Book )

63 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cotton-pickers by B Traven( Book )

161 editions published between 1926 and 1995 in 12 languages and held by 1,289 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
The White rose by B Traven( Book )

190 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,187 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
The death ship; the story of an American sailor by B Traven( Book )

178 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 1,181 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 carreta by B Traven( Book )

94 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government by B Traven( Book )

101 editions published between 1931 and 1994 in 7 languages and held by 1,035 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 )

89 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 938 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
March to the Montería by B Traven( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Totenschiff. Die Geschichte eines amerikanischen Seemanns by B Traven( Book )

212 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 622 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 schlielich 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
Trozas by B Traven( Book )

52 editions published between 1954 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grim account of the exploitation of Indian indentured labor against the background of the Mexican Revolution. The central characters are the plantation's Spanish owners and a young Indian awakening to the injustices perpetrated on his people. By the author of The Treasure of Sierra Madre
The creation of the sun and the moon by B Traven( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 475 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 )

58 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 428 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
El tesoro de la Sierra Madre by B Traven( Book )

51 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sea-green horse : a collection of short stories by Barbara Howes( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canasta de cuentos mexicanos by B Traven( Book )

67 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 355 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
Die Brücke im Dschungel by B Traven( Book )

95 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gales, un baroudeur, s'arrête un soir dans un petit hameau indien d'Amérique centrale, perdu dans la jungle équatoriale. Alors qu'une fête bât son plein, un petit garçon disparaît. Gales devient malgré lui le témoin d'un fait divers au dénouement tragique
Der Karren by B Traven( Book )

59 editions published between 1931 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De bewustwording van een arme Indiaanse ossekarmenner in het Mexico van omstreeks 1930
Puente en la selva by B Traven( Book )

47 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The night visitor, and other stories
Alternative Names


Armut 1882?-1969


Arnolds 1882?-1969

B. Traven crivain allemand

B. Traven German novelist

B. Traven germana verkisto

B. Traven scrbhneoir Gearmnach

B. Traven scrittore e anarchico tedesco


Barker 1882?-1969

Becker, Heinrich Otto

Becker Heinrich Otto 1882?-1969

Becker, Heinrich Otto 1890-1969

Bek-gran, Robert.

Bek-Gran Robert 1882?-1969

Bek-gran, Robert 1890-1969

Croves, Hal.

Croves Hal 1882?-1969

Croves, Hal 1890-1969

Croves, Traven Torsvan

Croves Traven Torsvan 1882?-1969

Feige, Adolf Rudolf

Feige Adolf Rudolf 1882?-1969

Feige, Adolf Rudolf 1890-1969

Feige, Herman Albert Otto Maksimilijan

Feige, Hermann Albert Otto Max

Feige, Hermann Albert Otto Max 1890-1969

Feige, Otto

Feige, Otto 1890-1969

Gaudet, Fred

Gaudet Fred 1882?-1969

Gaudet, Fred 1890-1969

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 1890-1969


Martinez 1882?-1969

Marut, Red

Marut Red 1882?-1969

Marut, Red 1890-1969

Marut, Ret.

Marut Ret 1882?-1969

Marut, Ret 1890-1969

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

hly, Goetz

hly, Goetz 1890-1969

Ohly, Gretz

Ohly Gretz 1882?-1969

Rderscheidt, Anton

Rderscheidt Anton 1882?-1969

Raderscheidt, Anton 1890-1969

Ret Marut

Ret Marut 1890-1969

Scheider, Wilhelm

Scheider Wilhelm 1882?-1969

Scheider, Wilhelm 1890-1969

Terlelm, Arthur

Terlelm Arthur 1882?-1969

Torice, Jacob

Torice, Jacob 1890-1969

Torsvan, B. T.

Torsvan B. T. 1882?-1969

Torsvan, B. T. 1890-1969

Torsvan, B. T. (Berick Traven)

Torsvan, Bendrich 1890-1969

Torsvan, Berick

Torsvan, Berick Traven

Torsvan Berick Traven 1882?-1969

Torsvan, Berick Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan, Bernhard Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan, T.

Torsvan, T. 1890-1969

Torsvan, T. (Traven)

Torsvan, Traven.

Torsvan Traven 1882?-1969

Torsvan, Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan Traven, Berick

Torsvan, Traves

Torsvan Traves 1882?-1969

Torsvan, Traves 1890-1969


Traven, B.

Traven, Bašful 1890-1969

Traven, Ben

Traven, Ben 1890-1969

Traven, Berick Torsvan

Traven, Berick Traven Thorsvan

Traven, Bruno

Traven Bruno 1882?-1969

Traven, Bruno 1890-1969

Traven, Bruno, pseud.

Traven Torsvan

Traven Torsvan, Berick.

Wienecke, Albert Otto Max

Wienecke, Albert Otto Max 1890-1969

Wienecke, Otto

Wienecke, Otto 1890-1969

Wienecke, Robert Otto Max

Wienecke Robert Otto Max 1882?-1969

Б. Травен

ב. טראוון

טראוון, ב 1882-1969

טראוון, ב 1890-1969

טראון, ב 1890-1969

ب. تراون

トレイヴン, B

The rebellion of the hangedThe night visitor, and other storiesThe cotton-pickersThe White roseThe death ship; the story of an American sailorThe carretaGovernmentGeneral from the jungle