WorldCat Identities

Stevens, David 1940-

Works: 67 works in 258 publications in 6 languages and 9,988 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Historical films  Biographical films  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Novels  Nonfiction novels  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Scenarist, Contributor, Writer of accompanying material, Producer
Classifications: PS3558.A3575, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Stevens
Alex Haley's Queen : the story of an American family by Alex Haley( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2,475 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,722 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 )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,404 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
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'QUEEN, ' the three part, six hour mini-series ... chronicles the remarkable story of Alex Haley's mixed-race grandmother. In telling the story of her origins and life, the mini-series revealed the struggles and injustices experienced by slave women and the wives of plantation owners."--1993 Peabody Award entry form excerpt. Queen is Haley's paternal grandmother, the daughter of James Jackson, Jr., a white plantation owner and Easter, a slave on the Jackson plantation. The story begins with Haley's great, great grandfather, James Jackson, Sr. and dramatizes the story of Queen, from her childhood through the years of her own sons' teenage lives
The sum of us : a comedy of love by David Stevens( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 547 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
A Town like Alice by Jack Lee( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 518 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
Merlin by Isaac Albéniz( Visual )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mighty wizard is brought forth by the malevolent Mab to keep the Old Ways alive in Britain, but touched by the love of the beautiful Nimue, Merlin allies himself with the young Arthur, pledging his mystic skills to Arthur's visionary cause of peace and justice
The waters of Babylon : a novel of Lawrence after Arabia by David Stevens( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 291 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
Thorn birds 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is World War II. De Bricassart heroically rescues refugees in Rome, then is sent by the Vatican to the sprawling Australian sheep ranch he thought he had left behind forever
Horse crazy too( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 191 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
Mama Flora's family by Alex Haley( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 186 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 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poignant story of three generations of an African-American family who start out as destitute sharecroppers in Tennessee"--Container
Alex Haley's Queen by Alex Haley( Recording )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in Danish and English and held by 154 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
Merlin : the shooting script by Edward Khmara( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 99 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
Queen by Alex Haley( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author continues the multigenerational saga of his father's family through his grandmother, Queen. The proud daughter of a slave and a white slave owner, her story is an unforgettable saga of love and war, of slavery and freedom, played out against the canvas of America's history
Jason and the Argonauts ; Merlin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 64 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 56 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Mitchell is a ferry-driving, beer drinking, straight down the line widower. His son Jeff is an athletic 20-something plumber who happens to be gay; a fact that his broad-minded Dad has accepted with ease. For a father and son who live together, they get along like a house on fire, even if they do make an odd couple ... Based on the long-running off-Broadway play and now an award winning film, The Sum of Us is a witty and poignant social comedy about the triumph of unconditional love -- Container
Always afternoon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 32 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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Alex Haley's Queen : the story of an American familyQueen
Alternative Names
David Stevens Brits filmregisseur

Дэвид Стивенс

スティーヴンス, デイヴィッド


English (139)

French (11)

Spanish (9)

German (6)

Italian (4)

Danish (2)

Mama Flora's family : a novelThe QueenThe sum of us : a comedy of loveMerlinThe waters of Babylon : a novel of Lawrence after ArabiaMama Flora's family : [a novel]Alex Haley's QueenMerlin : the shooting scriptQueen