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Roberts, William

Overview
Works: 128 works in 422 publications in 4 languages and 9,708 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Political fiction  Satire  Detective and mystery stories  Film adaptations  Science fiction  Psychological fiction  History 
Roles: Narrator, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Producer, Adapter, Performer
Classifications: PZ7.C5792, [FIC]
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Most widely held works about William Roberts
 
Most widely held works by William Roberts
The magnificent seven by Michał Jagiełło ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the peasants and the gun fighters work together to prepare to defend the village
The mouse and the motorcycle by Beverly Cleary ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling
Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry is determined to buy a shiny red bike. But even with the help of Beezus and Robert, he just keeps coming up short ... until an unexpected bit of luck comes his way
Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world's smartest mouse is back ... and he's going to school
The fall of the House of Usher, the pit and the pendulum and other tales by Edgar Allan Poe ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ten selections represented in this recording pursue similar themes of death, ghostly reappearance, being buried alive, and other forms of mental and physical torture. They remain curiously effective even in the 21st century, when it could be presumed that the excessive style would lose its power to shock or move -- in th manner of an ornate Victorian graveyard
Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ralph S. Mouse is tired of his pestering siblings and his mother telling him what to do so he takes his motorcycle on the road
The Devil's Brigade ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Misfit American GIs join efficient Canadian troops for commando tactics against the Nazis in Italy during World War II
Down under by Bill Bryson ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines
Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two men meet by chance on a train and "swap" murders
Stalking the angel by Robert Crais ( )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bradley Warren has lost a rare, 13th century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure. PI Elvis Cole knows nothing about Japan but he knows a lot about crooks. His search begins in LA's Little Tokyo and leads to madness and murder
A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overzicht van belangrijke wetenschappelijke ontwikkelingen op het gebied van de natuurwetenschappen vanaf de achttiende eeuw
Indigo slam by Robert Crais ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elvis Cole is a LA private eye with a .38 who refuses to grow up. What he isn't is a bleeding heart. So when fifteen-year-old Teri Hewitt asks him to find her father, he knows he should refuse. But saying no to a pretty girl is not one of his strong points. Teri says her father is a printer. It's the truth, but not the whole truth: Hewitt's a master counterfeiter. Soon Elvis is tangled up with the Russian Mafia and the US Federal marshals, dodging bullets and his girlfriend's ex-husband. It seems that Teri Hewitt is one whole lot of trouble Cole should have left to the professionals
A stab in the dark by Lawrence Block ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Matthew Scudder novel."
The people in the trees a novel by Hanya Yanagihara ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1950, a young doctor, Norton Perina, signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub 'The Dreamers, ' who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile
The Wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm by Henry Levin ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in Spanish and English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early nineteenth century, the brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are commissioned to write a family history for a local Duke. However, Wilhelm would rather spend his time dreaming of fairies, elves, knights and princesses
The mating game ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An IRS investigator comes to check on an unpredictable farmer who hasn't paid his taxes, and ends up falling in love with the man's pretty daughter
Free fall by Robert Crais ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elvis Cole is a detective who can't say no - especially when it comes to a girl in a terrible fix. But when Jennifer Sheridan asks him for help, Elvis takes on rather more than he bargained for. Jennifer's fiance, Mark Thurman, is a decorated LA cop with an elite plain-clothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble. The kind of serious trouble that Cole is only too familiar with
Classic American short stories by Ambrose Bierce ( )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five great American short story writers, dating from the turn of the 19th/20th centuries are represented here. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Bierce's "An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge" leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known
Sunset express by Robert Crais ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
PLAYAWAY. Elvis Cole is back on his own turf in Los Angeles, and embroiled in a controversial high-profile murder case. A wealthy restaurateur is accused of murdering his wife, and his hot-shot defense attorney hires Elvis to find proof that police detective Angela Rossi fooled around with the evidence. Rossi had been cleared of an earlier charge of planting evidence to convict a counterfeiter, but her career was damaged and she's rumoured to be willing to do anything to get it back on track - even if it means framing an innocent man. Yet as Elvis investigates Rossi for the defence team, he begins to be more suspicious of the media-loving lawyers than the cops
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a future when books are banned and destroyed by the government, a man in charge of the burning becomes involved with rebels who flaunt the law by collecting and reading books
 
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Alternative Names
Roberts, William, 1913-1997
Williams, Robert, 1913-1997
Languages
English (164)
German (3)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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