WorldCat Identities

Stevens, David 1940-

Works: 61 works in 263 publications in 8 languages and 10,066 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Television mini-series  Historical films  War films  History  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Actor, Narrator, Scenarist, Editor, Contributor, Adapter, Producer
Classifications: E185.97.H24, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Stevens
Alex Haley's Queen : the story of an American family by Alex Haley( Book )

49 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictionalized saga of Haley's father's family, sequel to Roots
Mama Flora's family : a novel by Alex Haley( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family saga centered on an African-American matriarch whose husband was shot for stealing. It follows her descendants as they fight World War II, march for civil rights, join the Black Panthers and help develop Africa
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story
Queen by Queen (Musical group)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable history of Alex Haley's paternal side. Queen is the daughter of a slave and a plantation owner. During the turbulent decades of the antebellum South, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and beyond, she searches for a home in the two cultures and at times is shunned by both. Rejection and hate are no match for her unconquerable will
A Town like Alice by Jack Lee( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of an English captive and an Australian POW, who meet in Malaya during WW2. The two are separated first by their Japanese captors and then by the distance of passing years. When they finally reunite in the rugged outback of Australia, they face a new challenge as demanding as their wartime trials
The sum of us : a comedy of love by David Stevens( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry is the father, a widower who lives in a blue-collar suburb of Melbourne. His 24-year-old son Jeff, a plumber and football - or rugby - player, still lives at home, almost as much as a roommate to his father as a son. The added twist here is that Jeff is gay, and that Harry - who is straight - not only accepts his son's sexuality, he does everything he can to think of to encourage it ... This is one over-protective dad who's obviously invested too much of his emotional life in his son ever since his wife was killed in a traffic accident 14 years earlier. What he can't seem to realize is the extent to which his well-meant interventions interfere with Jeff's love life."--San Francisco Examiner, January 21, 1994
The waters of Babylon : a novel of Lawrence after Arabia by David Stevens( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's father was in the Air Force with Lawrence, and using his father's recollections, Stevens creates a tale of the man who gained the spotlight and then "attempted a retreat into anonymity, abandoning his celebrity and joining the Royal Air Force--not as a ranking officer, as would have been his due, but as a regular airman, an erk."--Jacket
Horse crazy too( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a prize foal is stolen, two young siblings and their teenage babysitter must work together to catch the thieves before their family's ranch goes into foreclosure. A dangerous journey lies ahead, but with a little mountain magic, sometimes it pays to horse around
Alex Haley's Queen by Alex Haley( Recording )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haley traces his father's family roots and develops a personal saga played out against the broad canvas of American history. Central to the story is Queen, Haley's grandmother, who embodies the divisive forces that brought a country to war even as she struggles to get by in a profoundly changed world
Mama Flora's family( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon being called to help her troubled granddaughter, a Southern black woman in her 70s looks back on a life filled with joy and heartbreak. Based on the novel by Alex Haley
Mama Flora's family [a novel] by Alex Haley( Recording )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poignant story of three generations of an African-American family who start out as destitute sharecroppers in Tennessee"--Container
Merlin : the shooting script by Edward Khmara( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Newmarket shooting script series. Imagine a world where dreams come true ... and magic is real
Crime and punishment( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic young man seeks to change the world and becomes a self-righteous murderer who slowly descends into a waking nightmare of guilt, fear, and madness
Jason and the Argonauts Merlin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin: The wizard Merlin is summoned forth by the malevolent sorceress Mab to keep the power of magic alive, but when his heart is touched by the love of Nimue, Melin turns away from Mab's dark enchantments and allies himself with the young warrior who will rise to become the legendary King Arthur
Kansas by Hammond Incorporated( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man, en route to a friend's wedding, becomes involved in a bank robbery with a deadly-tempered drifter. On the run, the young man hides the money and attempts to start a new life on a farm, but the drifter reappears and demands the money
The sum of us by Geoff Burton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macho widower Harry and his son Jeff share a home, a close bond and a desire to find long-term relationships. Their dry spells seem to be over when Harry meets attractive divorcee Joyce and Jeff meets local lad Greg. Unfortunately, the closeted Greg is uncomfortable with Harry's acceptance of Jeff. And Joyce, uncomfortable with Jeff's sexuality, puts a strain on the bond between father and son
Redemption for robbing the dead by Joseph P Stachura( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of conflict and compassion, Redemption follows the saga of Henry Heath, a lawman on the western frontier in 1862. After the grieving sheriff buries his only child, he learns that Jean Baptiste, an impoverished French immigrant, has been robbing the graves of the recently deceased. Torn between duty, outrage, and guilt about his own past, Heath becomes Baptiste's only defense against the bloodthirsty contempt of the community and the brutal isolation of the inhospitable Antelope Island where Baptiste has been exiled. Through his reluctant service, Heath is forced to examine his own beliefs about mercy, justice, and redemption. Can Heath show compassion and forgiveness toward the man who seems the least deserving of Christian love?
The thorn birds by Ann Ward( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picks up the story of the thorn birds from the German occupation of Rome and the Allied landing in Sicily. It follows his eventual return to the endless miles of the Australian outback where he must confront his passion, faith and his ultimate fate
Always afternoon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia - 1914, set against a backdrop of sandy cliffs and an azure sea, this is a poignant tale of love, war and innocence. In Europe, the Great War has begun. As Australia's sons enlist to fight, out on the headland, a once-empty jail becomes home for interned Germans, many of them life-long villagers who have suddenly become "the enemy." Once trusting of each other, town residents divide themselves in hatred, fear, and bigotry
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.10 for Alex Haley ... to 0.86 for Merlin II ...)

Mama Flora's family : a novel
Alternative Names
David Stevens writer and film director

Дэвид Стивенс

スティーヴンス, デイヴィッド


English (127)

French (15)

German (9)

Spanish (8)

Italian (4)

Danish (2)

Czech (2)

Swedish (1)

Mama Flora's family : a novelQueenThe sum of us : a comedy of loveThe waters of Babylon : a novel of Lawrence after ArabiaAlex Haley's QueenMama Flora's family [a novel]Merlin : the shooting script