WorldCat Identities

Smith, Wilbur A.

Works: 1,242 works in 7,536 publications in 21 languages and 103,838 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Historical fiction  Epic fiction  Adventure stories  Thrillers (Fiction)  Domestic fiction  Sea stories  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, led, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Conceptor, Other
Classifications: PR9405.9.S5, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wilbur A Smith
River god by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

140 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Ancient Egypt, land of the Pharaohs and shattered by greed
The seventh scroll by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

114 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ethiopia, the search for a pharaoh's treasure by Royan Al Simma, a beautiful Egyptologist. When her map is stolen and her husband murdered by a German villain, Royan enrolls the services of an adventurous English nobleman. A dangerous expedition as the tomb is booby-trapped
Those in peril by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

58 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,052 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
Birds of prey by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

84 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 17th century tale of piracy starring Sir Francis Courtney and his son, Hal, privateers licensed by the English king to raid Dutch ships off Africa. They grow rich abducting wealthy men and women, but one day are captured and sold into slavery. By the author of River God
Assegai by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

59 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,661 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 quest by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

50 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,627 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
Desert god by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

45 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita -- a freed slave and advisor to the Pharaoh -- devises a plan to destroy Egypt's most feared enemy, the mighty Hyksos. His quest will take him on an epic journey up the ancient river, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon and across the open seas -- all in the company of the Pharaoh's exquisite sisters. With the future of the kingdom itself on his shoulders, Taita plunges into a world where the line between loyalty and betrayal shifts like the desert sands, evil waits in the shadows and death lingers on the edge of darkness
The burning shore by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

123 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,535 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
Warlock : a novel of ancient Egypt by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

100 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,512 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
Vicious circle by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

47 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,447 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"--
Monsoon by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

94 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,423 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
Power of the sword by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

100 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,413 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
The triumph of the sun by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

75 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,413 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
The blue horizon by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

59 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,346 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
Rage by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

95 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,339 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
Predator : a crossbow adventure by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

54 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most formidable fighters in the world, ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross has survived explosive tangles with depraved enemies -- warlords, pirates, and arms dealers -- from the Middle East to the heart of Africa. Now, Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced -- and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination
A time to die by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

78 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath the unforgiving, blazing heat of the African sun, two men and a woman embark on a savage hunt. A hunt that will tear their safari apart, plunging them into the relentless tides of a deadly cival war. For Sean Courtney, veteran gurillia warrior and professional adventurer, it is a time to fight and a time to find a deep and passionate love. For the beautiful Claudia Monterro it is a time to face the ultimate test in a world where American values count for nothing. And for Riccardo, her father, a rich and ruthless tycoon, it is a time to confront a dangerous obsession. But in the struggles of passion and blood follow, Sean knows one thing for certain: this is a time to die, and he must battle viciously to live, to love and to triumph. -- back cover
The eye of the tiger by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

166 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Fletcher, a man with a chequered past, has reformed and is making an honest living as a charter skipper. Suddenly men from the world of violence he put behind him overturn his intentions, involving him in a race to recover treasure from a wreck
Golden fox by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

67 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,145 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
Hungry as the sea by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

132 editions published between 1918 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sea rescue, supertankers built to minimum specifications, and the prospect of the greatest of all oil spills make Hungry as the Sea a drama of courage in the face of cynicism and ecological disaster."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Smit, Vilbur

Smith W. A.

Smith W. A. 1933-

Smith Wilbur

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Smith , Wilbur Addison

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Smits, Vilbers 1933-

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Смит У

Смит У. 1933-

Смит, Уилбур

Смит, Уилбур 1933-

Уилбър Смит

וילבור, סמית, 1933-

וילבור, סמית 1933-1982

סמיט, ווילבור 1933-1982

ویلبر اسمیت

উইলবার স্মিথ

উইলবার স্মিথ ব্রিটিশ ঔপন্যাসিক

스미스, 윌버 1933-


スミス, ウィルバー

The seventh scrollThose in perilBirds of preyAssegaiThe questThe burning shoreWarlock : a novel of ancient EgyptVicious circle