WorldCat Identities

Smith, Wilbur A.

Works: 1,075 works in 6,474 publications in 19 languages and 100,028 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction  Sea stories  Paranormal fiction  Epic fiction 
Roles: Author, led, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9405.9.S5, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wilbur A Smith
The seventh scroll by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

111 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,245 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
Those in peril by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

55 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure set in the violent world of modern piracy and terrorism follows the kidnapping of an oil heiress's daughter for a multi-billion-dollar ransom and the efforts of Cross Bow Security head Hector Cross to secure her release
Birds of prey by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

76 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,997 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
River god by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

128 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance in Egypt in 2000 BC. Tanus, ayoung warrior, loves Lostris, the daughter of Lord Istris, the grand vizier. But the father is against the match, wanting his daughter to marry Pharaoh Moamose. Thestory is told by Taita, a eunuch in Lostris' employ
The burning shore by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

124 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,677 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, sets out for her lover's childhood home in South Africa
Assegai by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

51 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1913, Leon Courtney has become a big game hunter in British East Africa. One of his clients is a German industrialist and military weapons manufacturer. From Von Meerbach's mistress, Leon learns about a conspiracy that would unite part of the Kaiser's army with the survivors of the Boer War against British forces in Africa
The quest by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

51 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,661 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
Warlock : a novel of ancient Egypt by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

91 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,532 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 triumph of the sun by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

66 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,472 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
Power of the sword by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

90 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,468 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
Monsoon by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

83 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master mariner Sir Hal Courtney, along with his three sons, Tom, Dorian, and Guy, embarks on a perilous adventure to Africa
The blue horizon by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,406 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 )

84 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,394 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
Vicious circle by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

40 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,347 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"--
Desert god by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

39 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,320 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
Flight of the falcon by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

113 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robyn Ballantyne's journey takes her to the land of her birth. When she returns with her brother to the uncharted wilderness northeast of the Kalahari Desert, she is prepared for grand adventure, searching for her long-lost father, and bringing the word of God to the savage tribes along the way. Soon, however, this spirited young woman finds herself wandering in a quite different kind of wilderness, equally uncharted, when she observes the superb figure of a naked man bathing on the deck of the ship carrying her toward experiences she has hardly begun to imagine. Both brother and sister are obsessed with the Dark Continent--she for spiritual reasons (or so she had thought), he for wealth and fame. Their search and their separate obsessions lead them to a race into the beauties and terrors, the vanished Eden of the African interior. For Robyn it leads to one man, whom she loves but knows she must not, and to another, whom she cannot love but knows she must.--Adapted from dust jacket
A time to die by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

68 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,223 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
Golden fox by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

55 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,180 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
The eye of the tiger by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

150 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,177 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
Hungry as the sea by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

119 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,160 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."--Dust jacket
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Alternative Names
Smith W. A.

Smith W. A. 1933-

Smith Wilbur

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Smith, Wilbur A.

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Smith , Wilbur Addison

Smith, Wilbur Addison 1933-

Smith, Wilbur (Wilbur Addison), 1933-

Smits, Vilbers 1933-

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Uilbur Smit

Wilbur A. Smith britischer Schriftsteller

Wilbur Smith écrivain britannique

Wilbur Smith escritor en lengua inglesa nacido en Zambia

Wilbur Smith schrijver

Wilbur Smith scrittore britannico

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Смит У

Смит У. 1933-

Смит, Уилбур

Смит, Уилбур 1933-

Уилбър Смит

וילבור, סמית 1933-1982

סמיט, ווילבור 1933-1982

ویلبر اسمیت

উইলবার স্মিথ

스미스, 윌버 1933-


スミス, ウィルバー

English (990)

Spanish (184)

Italian (158)

Polish (111)

French (43)

German (34)

Hungarian (30)

Russian (28)

Turkish (23)

Dutch (14)

Danish (12)

Chinese (7)

Swedish (4)

Japanese (2)

Croatian (1)

English, Old (1)

Thai (1)

Catalan (1)

Norwegian (1)

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