WorldCat Identities

Roberts, William

Overview
Works: 92 works in 538 publications in 1 language and 7,433 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Action and adventure fiction  Nature stories  Adventure stories  History  Biography  Anecdotes  Travel writing 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Actor
Classifications: PS3523.O46, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Roberts
Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary( Recording )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Henry decides to sell bubble gum to all the kids at school to earn money to buy his own bicycle, he gets plenty of trouble, but very little money
The mouse and the motorcycle by Beverly Cleary( Recording )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's Ralph's lucky day when along comes Keith, the owner of the toy motorcycle, who teaches Ralph how to ride properly, and then turns him loose to enjoy the biking adventure of his life."
The fall of the House of Usher, the pit and the pendulum and other tales by Edgar Allan Poe( Recording )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of the author's classic horror stories
Classic American short stories by Ambrose Bierce( Recording )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects short late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century works by American writers Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, Jack London, and O. Henry
The essential Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Recording )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the Naxos AudioBooks Essential series, this CD combines some of Poes best-loved ghost stories, plus a selection of poetry including The Raven and an additional biography. This audiobook features The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Premature Burial and The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar
Billy Budd, sailor by Herman Melville( Recording )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd, a handsome and innocent sailor, is admired by all except for the jealous master-at-arms who plots to frame the young man for treason with tragic results
What comes next by John Katzenbach( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the police falter in their investigation, a retired college professor vows to track down a young woman he witnessed being snatched off the street, kidnapped by a sadistic couple who put their victim's slow torture up for public display on the Internet
A stab in the dark by Lawrence Block( Recording )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Matthew Scudder novel."
I'm a stranger here myself : notes on returning to America after twenty years away by Bill Bryson( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Bill Bryson tells the comical story of his return to America after living in England for two decades. When he returned stateside with his English wife and their four children, he was greeted by a whole new landscape which included microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental floss hotlines-- and the thought that 3 million Americans believe they had been abducted by aliens at some point
The lost continent : travels in small town America by Bill Bryson( Recording )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After living in England for the past decade, Bill Bryson felt compelled to come home to America. Driving his mother's old car, he logged thousands of miles in 38 states. From Mark Twain's birthplace to the Grand Canyon, he shares his experiences as he paints a picture of his native land
Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary( Recording )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 225 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
Neither here nor there : [travels in Europe] by Bill Bryson( Recording )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Bryson makes a journey back to familiar territory - to wander perilously through the minefields of linguistic confusion and through innumerable European cities in search of a room for the night and a good square meal. With caustic wit and a cynical eye, he creates an unforgettably incisive, honest and funny portrait of modern Europe
Down under by Bill Bryson( Recording )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 196 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
Pocket kings : a novel by Ted Heller( Recording )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Dixon's first novel, Plague Boy, is sinking into oblivion on Amazon, and neither his nor anyone else's literary agent will return his calls. Then Frank discovers online poker, and is soon addicted to the rush he feels as the successful, popular 'Chip Zero.' But as he wins thousands of dollars, it soon becomes clear that his Internet success is not the solution to his problems. And when the virtual world comes crashing in on Frank's real life, it can only mean trouble
The call of the wild by Jack London( Recording )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buck is a lucky dog. He has a warm, well-fed and happy life in the safe confines of his wealthy master's home. But a betrayal by a servant leads him to a new and terrifying life among the gold-diggers in the Alaskan snow. Facing the savagery of the wild landscape, Buck discovers aspects of his character that he had never imagined before, and in each of the people who own him, whether cruel, foolish or loving, he sees different sides of human nature as well - Container
Notes from a small island by Bill Bryson( Recording )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After almost two decades in Britain, the author took the decision to move back to the States, but before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, he insisted on taking one last trip around Britain
A walk in the woods by Bill Bryson( Recording )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bryson shares his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail with a childhood friend, and the two encounter eccentric characters, a blizzard, getting lost, and rude yuppies along the way
At the mountains of madness by H. P Lovecraft( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the Mountains of Madness first appeared in 1936, in the February, March and April editions of the American magazine Astounding Stories . One of H.P. Lovecraft's most chilling works, it draws on Edgar Allan Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, as well as Lovecraft's deep fascination with the Antarctic. The sinister discoveries made by a group of explorers in At the Mountains of Madness are testament to the author's enormous powers of imagination
Indigo slam by Robert Crais( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 105 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
Famous heroes of the American West : Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Sitting Bull, Calamity Jane, and others by William Roberts( Recording )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lively account of the 'Wild West' and its renowned figures. The lives of Davy Crockett, Christopher 'Kit' Carson, Calamity Jane and Sitting Bull, amongst others, are explored in detail. Their exploits, adventures and alliances make for fascinating listening."--Container
 
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The mouse and the motorcycleThe fall of the House of Usher, the pit and the pendulum and other talesClassic American short storiesThe essential Edgar Allan PoeBilly Budd, sailorA stab in the darkThe lost continent : travels in small town AmericaRunaway Ralph
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English (287)