WorldCat Identities

Courtenay, Bryce 1933-2012

Works: 173 works in 1,351 publications in 11 languages and 18,138 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  War fiction  Boxing stories  Young adult works  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Speaker
Classifications: PR9619.3.C5964, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bryce Courtenay
The power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

159 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 5,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, between the ages of five and eleven, as he survives an abusive boarding school and goes on to succeed in life and the boxing ring, with help from a chicken, a boxer, a pianist, black African prisoners, and many others
The Power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Britse jongen die opgroeit in het turbulente Zuid-Afrika van de jaren veertig en vijftig, leert uit te stijgen boven de vernederende strijd tussen blank en zwart, Brit en boer, christen en jood
Tandia by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked by the police. Afraid and consumed by her hatred for the white man, Tandia seeks refuge in a brothel. There she learns to use her mind and looks for the battles that lie ahead. But then Tandia meets a man with a past as strange as her own
The potato factory : a novel by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ikey Solomon is the King Rat of the dark backstreets of 19th-century Stepney. A notorious criminal, his only fear is that Hannah, his resentful and ambitious wife, will force him to reveal his half of the combination to the safe in which their joint wealth is hidden
Jessica by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is devastated by a terrible murder. Only Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob - but will justice prevail in the courts? Nine months later, a baby is born... with Jessica determined to guard the secret of the father's idenity. The rivalry of Jessica and her beautiful sister for the love of the same man will echo throughout their lives - until finally the truth must be told. -- back cover
Solomon's song by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of two families - branches of the Solomons - transported to an alien land, both of whom eventually grow rich and powerful but who, through three generations, never for one moment relinquish their hatred for each other. It is also the story of our country from the beginning until we came of age as a nation."--Jacket
April Fool's Day : a modern tragedy by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

42 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of The Power of One tells his most powerful and passionate story yet--the true story of his son's life and death from AIDS at the age of 25
Fishing for stars by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicholas Duncan is a semi-retired shipping magnate who resides in idyllic Beautiful Bay in Indonesia, where he is known as the old patriarch of the islands. He is grieving the loss of his beautiful Eurasian wife, Anna, and is suffering for the first time from disturbing flashbacks to WWII, the scene of their first meeting and early love. His other wartime lover is the striking Marg Hamilton, a powerful and influential political player in Australia who has remained close to Nick. Marg suspects Nick is suffering the onset of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and organises for a specialist to meet with him in Sydney. But when they meet, Tony Freedman stirs long-buried emotions in Nick and the two men dont hit it off. Nick leaves in an explosion of anger and finds himself in hospital after being hit by a car. Tony visits and encourages Nick to write as a form of therapy to write about Anna. So he sets about writing about the woman who has inspired him since his late teens, and in doing so draws us into the compelling tale of the life he has lived post war-hero days building a shipping empire, navigating international corruption, supporting his wife's third-world education crusade and loving the women who inspire him."--Provided by publisher
Tommo & Hawk by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart. Together they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive. Especially in their last, worst confrontation between good and evil. Brilliantly evoking a time of struggle and triumph in the young colonies, Bryce Courtenay has created an unforgettable tale of the enduring bond between two brothers
Whitethorn by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coming of age story set in the South Africa of the 1940s and 50s
The power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Recording )

59 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about a small boy's triumph over cruelty and loneliness to become a famous boxer. Set in the turbulent 1940's in Southern Africa, it is an epic of survival in the best of dramatic traditions
The story of Danny Dunn by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Australian family saga centering on a working-class family of publicans who make their first mark in Balmain in the 1930s
The persimmon tree by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweeping saga of love, war and friendship, set in the Pacific from the Battle of Guadalcanal (1942) to the present day. The novel follows a young Australian man's coming of age, escape from the Japanese, and the friendships made that affect the rest of his life
Sylvia by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story of the Children's Crusade, which occurred in the year 1212. It is perhaps the strangest true event to have taken place in European history. It is a story of how, throughout some of the darkest medieval times, the redeeming power and strength of a young woman's love and intelligence prevail over poverty, brutality and bigotry.--Dust Jacket
Fortune cookie by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the 1960s and the world of advertising is coming alive, and it's an exciting world to be part of. Simon Wong, a Chinese-Australian and promising young advertising executive, is sent to Singapore to establish an office. He finds himself thrust into an environment that is at once strangely familiar and profoundly different; one where the rules that govern behaviour, both in business and in personal life, differ wildly from what he is used to. And where all is not what it appears to be. For under the veneer of the commercial world lie some shocking truths, of people smuggling, drug trafficking and murder
Four fires by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a small-town, fifth-generation, Irish-Australian Catholic family struggling to reach the first rung of the social ladder. Their lives are forged by the "the four fires"--Passion, religion, warfare and fire itself
Smoky Joe's Cafe by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thommo returns from his war service in Vietnam to an Australia that regards him as a mercenary guilty of war crimes - He joins with ten mates all similarly affected and out for revenge - Until Wendy steps in - Her daughter is dying and needs a bone-marrow transplant - She moulds the group into a bunch of fighters with a purpose - Vietnam veterans
Jack of diamonds by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. But when he is given a harmonica as a young boy, he discovers a talent for music that will change his life forever
Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brother Fish is an Australian saga spanning eighty years and four continents. Inspired by real events, Brother Fish tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life. Jack McKenzie is a harmonica player, soldier, dreamer and small-time professional fisherman from a tiny island in Bass Strait. Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan is a strong-willed woman hiding from an ambiguous past in Shanghai. Larger than life, Private Jimmy Oldcorn was once a street kid and leader of a New York gang. Together, they reap a vast and not always legitimate fortune from the sea
Matthew Flinders' cat by Bryce Courtenay( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinder's cat, Trim. Ryan is a ten-year-old street kid heading for all the usual trouble. The two meet and form an unlikely friendship
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The power of one
TandiaThe potato factory : a novelJessicaSolomon's songApril Fool's Day : a modern tragedyFishing for starsTommo & HawkWhitethorn
Alternative Names
Bryce Courtenay novelista australiano

Bryce Courtenay romancier australien

Bryce Courtenay romancier sud-african

Bryce Courtenay romanschrijver uit Zuid-Afrika (1933-2012)

Courtenay, Arthur Bryce 1933-2012

Courtenay, Bryce

Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-

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