WorldCat Identities

Courtenay, Bryce 1933-2012

Overview
Works: 192 works in 984 publications in 4 languages and 18,058 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Short stories  Suspense fiction  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Sports stories 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Speaker, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PR9619.3.C5964, 823
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  Bryce Courtenay Publications about Bryce Courtenay
Publications by  Bryce Courtenay Publications by Bryce Courtenay
posthumous Publications by Bryce Courtenay, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Bryce Courtenay
The power of one by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
96 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, between the ages of five and eleven, as he survives an abusive boarding school and goes on to succeed in life and the boxing ring, with help from a chicken, a boxer, a pianist, black African prisoners, and many others
The potato factory : a novel by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
33 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tandia by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked by the police. Afraid and consumed by her hatred for the white man, Tandia seeks refuge in a brothel. There she learns to use her mind and looks for the battles that lie ahead. But then Tandia meets a man with a past as strange as her own
April Fool's Day : a modern tragedy by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
36 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of The Power of One tells his most powerful and passionate story yet--the true story of his son's life and death from AIDS at the age of 25
The Power of one by Bryce Courtenay ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and French and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young English boy, orphaned in a foreign land and terrorized for his political belief, turns to boxing. As he grows up fighting with his fists and leading with his heart, he takes on the system and the social injustices around him--finding that one person really can make a difference
Jessica by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds. Set in the harsh Australian bush against the outbreak of World War I, this novel is heartbreaking in its innocence, an shattering in its brutality
Solomon's song by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the story of two families - branches of the Solomons - transported to an alien land, both of whom eventually grow rich and powerful but who, through three generations, never for one moment relinquish their hatred for each other. It is also the story of our country from the beginning until we came of age as a nation."--Jacket
Tommo & Hawk by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart Town. Together they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots in the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive. Along the way, Hawk meets the outrageous Maggie Pye, who brings love and laughter into his life. But the demons of Tommo's past return to haunt the brothers. With Tommo at his side, Hawk takes on a fight against all odds to save what they cherish most
Fishing for stars by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fishing for Stars is a story of ambition, destruction, love, tears, laughter and hope. At its heart are two passionate, unforgettable <U+2013> and very different <U+2013> women. One is exotic, damaged, and shrewd; the other beautiful, determined and zealous. Both are bitter rivals for the love of the same man. Nick Duncan is an ingenuous male with a great deal more female on his hands than he can possibly hope to understand. The contest he is called upon to referee is the clash between the two great loves of his life: the seductive Anna Til, and the older, equally fascinating Marg Hamilton. Nick struggles between their worlds: one exploiting the world's riches for profit, the other fighting to save the environment and its creatures, large and small. Set in Australia, the Pacific islands, Japan and Indonesia during the latter half of the twentieth century."--Author's website
Whitethorn by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1939, South Africa is divided between English support for the Allies and Afrikaner support for Hitler
The story of Danny Dunn by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1930s few opportunities exist for working class boys in Balmain, Sydney, but at 16 Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His parents run The Hero, a neighbourhood pub, and Danny is a local hero. But Danny's luck changes when he signs up for the AIF. He returns a broken man, embittered and disfigured by war. Together with his wife, Helen, he sets about rebuilding a life - a life of compassion and corruption, love and power. And a life blessed by two beautiful daughters, Sam and Gabby. While they are identical twins, they chase two very different dreams
The power of one by Bryce Courtenay ( Recording )
37 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel about a small boy's triumph over cruelty and loneliness to become a famous boxer. Set in the turbulent 1940's in Southern Africa, it is an epic of survival in the best of dramatic traditions
The persimmon tree by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sweeping saga of love, war and friendship, set in the Pacific from the Battle of Guadalcanal (1942) to the present day. The novel follows a young Australian man's coming of age, escape from the Japanese and the friendships made that affect the rest of his life
Four fires by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slægtsroman fra Australien om familien Maloney, femte generations australiere af irsk-katolsk oprindelse
Sylvia by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a story of the Children's Crusade, which occurred in the year 1212. It is perhaps the strangest true event to have taken place in European history. It is a story of how, throughout some of the darkest medieval times, the redeeming power and strength of a young woman's love and intelligence prevail over poverty, brutality and bigotry--Dust Jacket
Smoky Joe's Cafe by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thommo returns from his war service in Vietnam to an Australia that regards him as a mercenary guilty of war crimes - He joins with ten mates all similarly affected and out for revenge - Until Wendy steps in - Her daughter is dying and needs a bone-marrow transplant - She moulds the group into a bunch of fighters with a purpose - Vietnam veterans
Fortune cookie by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Simon Koo, an ambitious Chinese-Australian, goes to work for a Singapore advertising agency, he falls in love with the forbidden Mercy B. Lord, whom he must rescue from the dangerous world of sex and heroin trafficking
Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel of three people from different backgrounds whose only common ground is having had a difficult start in life
Matthew Flinders' cat by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent Sydney lawyer, is now homeless. He befriends a 10-year-old near street kid, and tells him the story of the circumnavigation of Australia as seen through the eyes of Trim--a cat that once belonged to Matthew Flinders and is now immortalized as a statue
Jack of diamonds by Bryce Courtenay ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spellbinding story of chance, music, corruption, and love set in 1930s Toronto. During the Great Depression there is little hope for a boy born into the slums of Cabbagetown, Toronto. But Jack Spayd is offered a ticket out in the form of a Hohner harmonica, won by his brutal, drunken father in a late-night card game. Jack makes music as a way to escape his surroundings, and his talent leads him to a jazz club and, eventually, to the jazz piano. Jack is a virtuoso and hits the road, enchanting audiences in Canada, wartime Europe, and Las Vegas
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.00 for Bryce Cour ... to 0.23 for Jia chuan ...)
Alternative Names
Courtenay, Arthur Bryce, 1933-2012
Courtenay, Bryce
コートニー, ブライス
Languages
English (530)
Chinese (3)
French (1)
Korean (1)
Covers