WorldCat Identities

Traven, B.

Works: 948 works in 4,188 publications in 26 languages and 35,050 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Film noir  Biography  Biographies  Short stories  Action and adventure films  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Other, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Adapter
Classifications: PT3919.T7, 833.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by B Traven
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by B Traven( Book )

385 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 3,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hard-luck drifters and a grizzled prospector seek gold in the mountains in Mexico. They start off as friends, but after they discover the lode the greed and paranoia set in
The carreta by B Traven( Book )

139 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Carreta is the second of B. Traven's six Jungle Novels which together form an epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. The young Indian who is the hero of The Carreta is an ox-cart driver. More sophisticated than most of his companions who work in debt-slavery in the great mahogany plantations, Andrés can read and hopes to go back to his wife. But he labors with no awareness of how really impossible this is. Pressing down on him is the plight of his father, who was also sold to the montería. Andrés believes he can never return to his wife until he repays his father's debt."
The death ship; the story of an American sailor by B Traven( Book )

197 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een eenvoudige zeeman die door een ongelukkig toeval zijn papieren kwijtraakt, wordt als een verstotene van her naar der gestuurd en krijgt alleen op obscure en wrakke schepen nog werk
The night visitor, and other stories by B Traven( Book )

36 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cotton-pickers by B Traven( Book )

124 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The background of The Cotton-Pickers, set in Mexico in the 1920s, is the struggle of the emerging trade unions to end the exploitation of hungry laborers. Gales, a laconic American drifter, turns his hand for anything for a meal and a flea-bitten bunk - he works on a cotton plantation, in an oil field, in a bakery, as a cowboy for a North American ranch owner. But he hates exploitation, so he leaves behind him a trail of rebellion. Underlying this lively and amusing tale of his adventures is a powerful study of social injustice, and most of all a testament to the strength of human courage and dignity - one of Traven's favorite themes
The White rose by B Traven( Book )

152 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the plight of a peasant who refuses to sell his land to the powerful oil companies which have taken over the region
The rebellion of the hanged by B Traven( Book )

76 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rebellion of the Hanged is the fifth of B. Traven's six legendary Jungle Novels which together form an epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. Set in the slave-labor mahogany plantations of tropical Mexico in 1910, at the time of the uprising against the rule of Porfirio Diaz and the beginnings of revolution, Rebellion is a powerful and somber tale of the tortures suffered by downtrodden Indians. But here it culminates in a revolt by the long-oppressed workers against the owners and overseers of the camps, and in a treacherous march through the jungles at the height of the rainy season - a human feat of epic proportions
The bridge in the jungle by B Traven( Book )

116 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded by many as B. Traven's finest novel, The Bridge in the Jungle is a tale of a simple, desperately poor people coming together in the face of a death that affects them all. The locale is "huts by the river," a nameless Indian settlement deep in the Mexican bush, too small to appear on any map. A festive gathering that has attracted many Indians from neighboring settlements is about to begin, when death marches silently in. A small boy has disappeared. As the intimation of tragedy spreads among the people gathered in the jungle clearing, they unite, first to find the lost boy and then to console the grieving mother. Traven never allows an iota of sentimentality to enter his story, but the reader finishes The Bridge in the Jungle with renewed faith in the courage and dignity of human beings
General from the jungle by B Traven( Book )

69 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General from the Jungle is the sixth and last of B. Traven's legendary Jungle Novels, a fictional epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. In this masterpiece on guerrilla warfare, Traven tells the story of Juan Mendez, perhaps the youngest and greatest of the Indian rebel chieftains, who leads an ill-equipped and hungry band against the government forces. With brilliance and cunning, Mendez brutally attacks the federally protected fincas. The book is filled with marvelously drawn characters, yet the true hero is the army itself - illiterate, uneducated, and poor, but resourceful and dangerous. General is the culmination of a great story by a great storyteller
Government by B Traven( Book )

18 editions published between 1935 and 1994 in English and German and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Depicting the political corruption that infected even the smallest villages in Mexico, the novel tells the story of Don Gabriel, a minor government functionary who has a virtual license to steal from the Indian village where he is secretary--except that the Indians have nothing to steal. By chance he finds an opportunity in the labor agent business, shanghai-ing luckless Indians into debt slavery so that he can ship them off to work in the great mahogany plantations owned by foreign capital. The novel reaches its climax in a clash of cultures between the simple dignity of the illiterate Indians and the cynicism and corruption of the politicians and petty bureaucrats."--Page 4 of cover
March to the Montería by B Traven( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in English and German and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color illustration on front cover of cowboys on horseback fording a river
Trozas by B Traven( Book )

54 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grim account of the exploitation of Indian indentured labor against the background of the Mexican Revolution. The central characters are the plantation's Spanish owners and a young Indian awakening to the injustices perpetrated on his people. By the author of The Treasure of Sierra Madre
Das Totenschiff. Die Geschichte eines amerikanischen Seemanns by B Traven( Book )

136 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in German and English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dies ist die Geschichte des Seemans Gerard Gale, der in den Kneipen Antwerpens sein Schiff verpasst, mittel- und staatenlos durch Europa gejagt wird und schließlich in Barcelona auf dem Totenschiff Yorrikke anheuert - einem jener schwimmenden Särge, die mit Fracht und Mannschaft zum Untergang bestimmt sind, um dem Besitzer die Versicherungsprämie einzubringen
The creation of the sun and the moon by B Traven( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of an ancient Mexican Indian legend about how the sun and the moon were created from bits of stars gathered by two brave warriors
Macario by B Traven( Book )

63 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Macario es la singular aventura o desaventura de un hombre humilde, hambriento, que al dar satisfacción al mayor deseo de su vida--comerse en soledad un pavo entero--recibe poderes sobre la vida y la muerte. A partir de ese momento, Macario vive experiencias extraordinarias."--Page 4 of cover
Canasta de cuentos mexicanos by B Traven( Book )

74 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a sober, simple and direct style, Traven recreates several anecdotes that demonstarte the bucolica wisdom of an Indian artist in front of the obtuse vision of modernity or the ineffable common sense of San Antonio. The urban world of Mexico in the forties also looms
The sea-green horse : a collection of short stories by Barbara Howes( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regierung; Roman by B Traven( Book )

61 editions published between 1931 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puente en la selva by B Traven( Book )

47 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land des frühlings by B Traven( Book )

43 editions published between 1928 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El verano de 1924, exiliado de Alemania, desembarca en el puerto de Tampico--o en sus cercanías-- B. Traven, un personaje oscuro que habría de convertirse en el mayor secreto literario de este siglo. Bajo ese nombre, acaso el de un wobbly expatriado, recorre el país, ejerciendo, al mismo tiempo que la literatura, la más variada clase de trabajos: petrolero, granjero, pizcador de tomate y algodón, obrero, cazador, comerciante, profesor-- ámbitos en los que, como él mismo dice, conoce "la lucha por la vida en su plena desnudez". Tierra de primavera, crónica en la que, desde una perspectiva carente de prejuicios morales o de raza, aunque en ocasiones romántica, permite conocer al observador crítico que fue B. Traven, quien, al hablar sobre esta obra, concluye con palabras que no han perdido vigencia alguna: "Espero haber podido mostrar al lector de este libro que el indígena sigue vivo y que ha comenzado a intervenir en el mundo político" -- Cubierta
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The night visitor, and other stories
The carretaThe death ship; the story of an American sailorThe night visitor, and other storiesThe cotton-pickersThe White roseThe rebellion of the hangedThe bridge in the jungleGeneral from the jungle
Alternative Names


Armut 1882?-1969

Armut, ca. 1882-1969


Arnolds 1882?-1969

B. Traven Duits schrijver (1882-1969)

B. Traven écrivain allemand

B. Traven German novelist

B. Traven germana verkisto

B. Traven novelista alemán

B. Traven scríbhneoir Gearmánach

B. Traven scrittore e anarchico tedesco




Barker 1882?-1969

Becker, Heinrich Otto

Becker Heinrich Otto 1882?-1969

Becker, Heinrich Otto 1890-1969

Becker, Heinrich Otto, ca. 1882-1969

Bek-gran, Robert.

Bek-gran, Robert 1882-1969

Bek-gran, Robert 1890-1969

Croves, Hal.

Croves Hal 1882?-1969

Croves, Hal 1890-1969

Croves, Hal, ca. 1882-1969

Croves, Traven Torsvan

Croves Traven Torsvan 1882?-1969

Feige, Adolf Rudolf

Feige Adolf Rudolf 1882?-1969

Feige, Adolf Rudolf 1890-1969

Feige, Adolf Rudolf, ca. 1882-1969

Feige, Hermann Albert Otto Max

Feige, Hermann Albert Otto Max 1882-1969

Feige, Hermann Albert Otto Max 1890-1969

Feige, Otto

Feige, Otto 1882-1969

Feige, Otto 1890-1969

Gaudet, Fred

Gaudet Fred 1882?-1969

Gaudet, Fred 1890-1969

Gaudet, Fred, ca. 1882-1969

Groves, Hal 1882-1969

Groves, Hal 1890-1969

Hal Croves


Kraus 1882?-1969


Lainger 1882?-1969

Mareth, Fred

Mareth Fred 1882?-1969

Mareth, Fred 1890-1969

Marhut, Bruno

Marhut, Bruno 1882-1969

Marhut, Bruno 1890-1969


Martinez 1882?-1969

Marut, 1890-1969

Marut, Red

Marut Red 1882?-1969

Marut, Red 1890-1969

Marut, Ret.

Marut Ret 1882?-1969

Marut, Ret 1890-1969

Marut, Ret, ca. 1882-1969

Marut, Rex

Marut Rex 1882?-1969

Marut, Rex 1890-1969

Marut, Robert

Marut Robert 1882?-1969

Marut, Robert 1890-1969

Maruth, Fred

Maruth Fred 1882?-1969

Maruth, Fred 1890-1969

Maurhut, Richard.

Maurhut Richard 1882?-1969

Maurhut, Richard 1890-1969

Mauruth, Richard

Mauruth Richard 1882?-1969

Öhly, Goetz

Öhly, Goetz 1882-1969

Öhly, Goetz 1890-1969

Ohly, Gretz

Ohly Gretz 1882?-1969

Räderscheidt, Anton

Räderscheidt Anton 1882?-1969

Raderscheidt, Anton 1890-1969

Ret Marut

Ret Marut 1882-1969

Ret Marut 1890-1969

Scheider, Wilhelm

Scheider Wilhelm 1882?-1969

Scheider, Wilhelm 1890-1969

Terlelm, Arthur

Terlelm Arthur 1882?-1969

Torice, Jacob

Torice, Jacob 1882-1969

Torice, Jacob 1890-1969

Torsvan, B.T.

Torsvan B. T. 1882?-1969

Torsvan, B.T. 1890-1969

Torsvan, B. T. (Berick Traven)

Torsvan, Bendrich 1882-1969

Torsvan, Bendrich 1890-1969

Torsvan, Berick

Torsvan, Berick Traven

Torsvan Berick Traven 1882?-1969

Torsvan, Berick Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan, Bernhard Traven

Torsvan, Bernhard Traven 1882-1969

Torsvan, Bernhard Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan Croves, Traven 1882-1969

Torsvan Croves, Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan, T.

Torsvan, T. 1882-1969

Torsvan, T. 1890-1969

Torsvan, T. (Traven)

Torsvan, Traven.

Torsvan Traven 1882?-1969

Torsvan, Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan, Traven, ca. 1882-1969

Torsvan, Traves

Torsvan Traves 1882?-1969

Torsvan, Traves 1890-1969


Traven, B.

Traven B. 1890-1969

Traven, B. (Bruno), 1890-1969

Traven, Bašful 1882-1969

Traven, Bašful 1890-1969

Traven, Ben

Traven, Ben 1882-1969

Traven, Ben 1890-1969

Traven, Berick Torsvan 1882-1969

Traven Berick Traven Thorsvan

Traven, Bruno

Traven Bruno 1882?-1969

Traven, Bruno 1890-1969

Traven, Bruno, ca. 1882-1969

Traven, Bruno, pseud.

Traven pseud

Traven Torsvan

Traven Torsvan, Berick.

Traven Torsvan, Bernhard

Traven, Vita B.

Trāvens, B. (Bruno), 1890-1969

Wienecke, Albert Otto Max

Wienecke, Albert Otto Max 1882-1969

Wienecke, Albert Otto Max 1890-1969

Wienecke, Otto

Wienecke, Otto 1882-1969

Wienecke, Otto 1890-1969

Wienecke, Robert Otto Max

Wienecke Robert Otto Max 1882?-1969

Б. Травен

Кровс Т. Т. 1890-1969

Травен Б. 1890-1969

Травен, Бруно, 1890-1969

Բ. Թրավեն

ב. טראוון

ב. טראוון מחבר רומנים גרמני

טראוון, ב. 1882-1969

טראוון, ב 1890-1969

טראוון, ברונו

טראון, ב. 1882-1969

טראון, ב 1890-1969

טראון, ברונו

טרון, ברונו

ب. تراون

トレイヴン, B