WorldCat Identities

Smith, Wilbur A.

Works: 693 works in 5,914 publications in 29 languages and 94,094 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Adventure stories  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Sea stories  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Naval history  Drama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Conceptor
Classifications: PR9405.9.S5, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wilbur A Smith
The seventh scroll by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

160 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 3,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh scroll, an ancient papyrus written by the slave Tatia, hero of the author's River God, holds the secret to the location of the Pharaoh's hidden tomb and his staggering wealth. Untouched for thousands of years, the scroll is accidentally discovered and instantly becomes something people will kill to obtain
River god by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

214 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River God is the first of Wilbur Smith's fascinating adventure stories set in ancient Egypt about the land of the Pharaohs Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. A legend shattered by greed. Now the Valley of the Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood as weak men inherit the cherished crown. In the city of Thebes at the Festival of Osiris, loyal subjects of the Pharaoh gather to pay homage to their leader. But Taita - a wise and formidably gifted eunuch slave, sees him only as a symbol of a kingdom's fading glory. Beside Taita stand his proteges, Lostris, daughter of Lord Intef, beautiful beyond her fourteen years; and Tanus, proud, young army officer, who has vowed to avenge the death - at Intef's hand - of his father, and seize Lostris as his prize. Together they share a dream - to restore the majesty of the Pharaoh of Pharaohs on the glittering banks of the Nile
Birds of prey by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

113 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 3,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Francis Courteney and his 17 year-old son Hal embark on a quest for the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company. But soon the torture and execution of the eldest Courneney sends Hal in- to the role of captain. He avenges his father & enjoys 3 women
Those in peril by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

66 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazel Bannock is heir to the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the major global oil producers. While cruising the Indian Ocean, her yacht is hijacked by Somalian pirates and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Cayla, kidnapped. The pirates demand a crippling twenty-billion-dollar ransom for her release, and complicated political and diplomatic sensitivities render the major powers incapable of intervening. With growing evidence of the horrific torture to which Cayla is being subjected, Hazel calls on Hector Cross to help her rescue her daughter. Hector is the man behind Cross Bow Security, the company contracted to Bannock Oil Corporation to provide all their protection. He is a formidable fighting man. Between them, Hazel and Hector are determined to take the law into their own hands
The quest by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

80 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ancient Egypt is threatened by a series of terrifying plagues, including the failure of the Nile River, the pharaoh sends the warlock Taita on a perilous quest to the source of the Nile to uncover the cause of the catastrophe
Monsoon by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

114 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 18th century English imperialist, Sir Hal Courtney, and his four sons become privateers, battling Arab pirates to protect their holdings in Africa
Assegai by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

53 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of the World War I, ex-soldier turned professional hunter Leon Courtney is recruited by his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to gather information on one of his clients, Count Otto von Meerbach, and soon finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach's plan to wipe out the British forces in Africa
The burning shore by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

129 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centaine de Thiry, a young Frenchwoman seeking a new life for herself and her unborn child after her lover, a British flying ace, is killed during World War I, moves near her lover's childhood home in South Africa
The triumph of the sun by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

96 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The banks of the Nile are torn by an unprecedented war during which a charismatic new religious leader traps hundreds of people in the capital city of Khartoum
Warlock : a novel of ancient Egypt by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

121 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 2,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita heads to the harsh deserts of North Africa to devote himself to a study of the occult, to become a warlock, and to fulfill his destiny to protect the dynasty of Lostris from the evil that threatens ancient Egypt
The blue horizon by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

103 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children of Tom and Dorian Courtney travel the infamous "Robber's Road" en route to a claim in southern Africa, encountering along the way the area's beautiful wilderness, warring tribes, and wild animals
Power of the sword by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

131 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two half-brothers who have been blood enemies since their first boyhood encounter now find themselves adversaries in a war of age-old savagery to seize the sword of power in their land
Rage by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

128 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between half-brothers Manfred De La Rey and Shasa Courtney explodes as South Africa is torn by racial conflict, and the Courtney family is torn by Tar's forbidden love
Flight of the falcon by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

132 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previously published as: A falcon flies. Robyn Ballantyne returns to Africa with her brother to search for her long-lost father
A time to die by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

127 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean Courtney is a professional hunter and veteran guerrilla fighter caught between two rival armies, his love for a woman, and his instincts as a trained fighter
The angels weep by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

116 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A continuation of the saga of a British family, the Ballantynes, and their tumultuous lives in Rhodesia
Golden fox by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

92 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Courtney Falls in love with a terrorist, has his child, betrags her country and family. The child's father eventually kidnaps the boy and Isabella's real terror begins
Vicious circle by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

36 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The master of action-adventure returns with the follow-up to his New York Times bestselling novel Those in Peril starring Hector Cross Wilbur Smith has won fans the world over for his heart-racing novels that span continents and centuries. For nearly fifty years, his books have hit bestseller lists in the United States --and everywhere else -- and sold millions of copies. As a writer of action-adventure and the African continent, Smith is without peer, and with Vicious Circle he is about to prove that he shows no signs of letting up on the gas pedal. His most recent bestseller, Those in Peril, launched a new contemporary series of thrillers that give Clive Cussler and Stephen Coonts a run for their money. Hero Hector Cross, a tough former soldier who has fought pirates and terrorists in the lawless waters off the coast of Africa, returns in another surefire bestseller. With film rights already acquired for Those in Peril, this new series promises to continue building on Wilbur Smith's history of blockbuster success"--
The leopard hunts in darkness by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

120 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Manhattan, Craig Mellow is the toast of the literary world, a young writer whose bestselling novels and larger-than-life adventures are fueled by natural-born charisma. But Craig lost a limb and a legacy in Africa. And his heart still clings to the land. A representative of the World Bank recruits Craig to return to his war-torn homeland--to use his knowledge of Zimbawe's people, languages, and wildlife to stabilize its future. But once he sets foot on the continent, Craig cannot resist what runs in his blood' Soon, this scion of a legendary family is caught in a new era of massive ivory poaching, of tribal warfare waged with modern killing tools, and international politics hardwired directly to Washington and Moscow. With a woman by his side and a traitor behind his back, Craig is about to learn a lesson of a brutal new age--if he can survive Africa one more time
Hungry as the sea by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

165 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En enorm tankbåd med en uhyggelig giftlast havarerer og en tidligere stor-finansmand, nu skipper på et bjærgningsfartøj kæmper mod elementerne for at undgå en katastrofe
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Alternative Names
Smith, W.A. 1933-

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Smith, Wilbur A. (Wilbur Addison), 1933-

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Smits, Vilbers 1933-

Smits, Vilburs 1933-

Uilbur Smit

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Смит, Уилбур

Смит, Уилбур 1933-

Уилбър Смит

וילבור, סמית 1933-1982

סמיט, ווילבור 1933-1982

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Russian (28)

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