WorldCat Identities

Smith, Wilbur A.

Works: 1,559 works in 7,817 publications in 19 languages and 105,154 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  Thrillers (Fiction)  Epic fiction  Domestic fiction  Sea stories  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, led, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: PR9405.9.S5, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wilbur A Smith
River god by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

129 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance in Egypt in 2000 BC. Tanus, ayoung warrior, loves Lostris, the daughter of Lord Istris, the grand vizier. But the father is against the match, wanting his daughter to marry Pharaoh Moamose. Thestory is told by Taita, a eunuch in Lostris' employ
Those in peril by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

46 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazel Bannock is heir to the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the major global oil producers. While cruising the Indian Ocean, her yacht is hijacked by Somalian pirates and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Cayla, kidnapped. The pirates demand a crippling twenty-billion-dollar ransom for her release, and complicated political and diplomatic sensitivities render the major powers incapable of intervening. With growing evidence of the horrific torture to which Cayla is being subjected, Hazel calls on Hector Cross to help her rescue her daughter. Hector is the man behind Cross Bow Security, the company contracted to Bannock Oil Corporation to provide all their protection. He is a formidable fighting man. Between them, Hazel and Hector are determined to take the law into their own hands
Birds of prey by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

82 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 17th century tale of piracy starring Sir Francis Courtney and his son, Hal, privateers licensed by the English king to raid Dutch ships off Africa. They grow rich abducting wealthy men and women, but one day are captured and sold into slavery. By the author of River God
The seventh scroll by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

74 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh scroll, an ancient papyrus written by the slave Tatia, hero of the author's River God, holds the secret to the location of the Pharaoh's hidden tomb and his staggering wealth. Untouched for thousands of years, the scroll is accidentally discovered and instantly becomes something people will kill to obtain
Desert god by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

49 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taitaslave and advisor to the Pharaoh - finds himself at the centre of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas. With the future of Egypt itself on his shoulders, Taita enters a world where the line between loyalty and betrayal shifts like the desert sands
The quest by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

43 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ancient Egypt is threatened by a series of terrifying plagues, including the failure of the Nile River, the pharaoh sends the warlock Taita on a perilous quest to the source of the Nile to uncover the cause of the catastrophe
Warlock : a novel of ancient Egypt by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

83 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita heads to the harsh deserts of North Africa to devote himself to a study of the occult, to become a warlock, and to fulfill his destiny to protect the dynasty of Lostris from the evil that threatens ancient Egypt
Assegai by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of the World War I, ex-soldier turned professional hunter Leon Courtney is recruited by his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to gather information on one of his clients, Count Otto von Meerbach, and soon finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach's plan to wipe out the British forces in Africa
The triumph of the sun by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

69 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The banks of the Nile are torn by an unprecedented war during which a charismatic new religious leader traps hundreds of people in the capital city of Khartoum
Power of the sword by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

81 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two half-brothers who have been blood enemies since their first boyhood encounter now find themselves adversaries in a war of age-old savagery to seize the sword of power in their land
The blue horizon by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

48 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children of Tom and Dorian Courtney travel the infamous "Robber's Road" en route to a claim in southern Africa, encountering along the way the area's beautiful wilderness, warring tribes, and wild animals
Monsoon by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

64 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master mariner Sir Hal Courtney, along with his three sons, Tom, Dorian, and Guy, embarks on a perilous adventure to Africa
Vicious circle by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

40 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The master of action-adventure returns with the follow-up to his New York Times bestselling novel Those in Peril starring Hector Cross Wilbur Smith has won fans the world over for his heart-racing novels that span continents and centuries. For nearly fifty years, his books have hit bestseller lists in the United States --and everywhere else -- and sold millions of copies. As a writer of action-adventure and the African continent, Smith is without peer, and with Vicious Circle he is about to prove that he shows no signs of letting up on the gas pedal. His most recent bestseller, Those in Peril, launched a new contemporary series of thrillers that give Clive Cussler and Stephen Coonts a run for their money. Hero Hector Cross, a tough former soldier who has fought pirates and terrorists in the lawless waters off the coast of Africa, returns in another surefire bestseller. With film rights already acquired for Those in Peril, this new series promises to continue building on Wilbur Smith's history of blockbuster success"--
Rage by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

58 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between half-brothers Manfred De La Rey and Shasa Courtney explodes as South Africa is torn by racial conflict, and the Courtney family is torn by Tar's forbidden love
The eye of the tiger by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

132 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Fletcher, a man with a chequered past, has reformed and is making an honest living as a charter skipper. Suddenly men from the world of violence he put behind him overturn his intentions, involving him in a race to recover treasure from a wreck
The angels weep by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

68 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the dawn of a new century, the pioneers of Rhodesia have staked their claims and stocked their farms in the land they have carved as their own. But in the hills, the Matabele indunas are preparing for the bloody rebellion which will scar the opponents for ever - and etch for them the same tragic legacy for generations to come
Pharaoh by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

46 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded. The ancient city of Luxor is surrounded. Taita, the Pharaoh's advisor and hero of Desert God and River God, once again finds himself caught up in a whirlpool of ruthless intrigue that threatens the very foundations of the beloved empire he has pledged his life to protect. Plunged into dangerous and deadly waters more treacherous than the Nile, he must use his intelligence, alchemy, and cunning to protect his Pharaoh and keep safe all he loves. With the timely arrival of an old ally the tide is turned, but Taita is branded a traitor. The new Pharaoh, Utteric, is young, weak and cruel-- and threatened by Taita's influence within the palace
Golden lion : a novel of heroes in a time of war by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

48 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The son of pirate and merchant Sir Frances Courtney, Henry "Hal" Courtney was raised at sea. When war broke out between the English and the Dutch empires, his father, fighting for the English crown, attacked a fleet of Dutch East India Company ships off the coast of Africa. That bravery was met with betrayal, and Sir Francis was executed. His heartbroken son witnessed his death and dedicated his young adulthood to avenging his father's name. Now, twenty years of war have passed. It is 1784, and a truce has been made between the English and the Dutch, ending the long years of battle on the seas. Hal, too has changed. He has become the captain of his own ship, and is soon to become a father himself. Navigating his crew across the waves of danger, Hal sails his ship, the Golden Bough, from the slave markets of Zanzibar to the pirate-riddled waters of the Indian Ocean in search of fortune and treasure. But though the war is over, the final battle has not been won. Soon, Hal will learn that the more a man achieves, the more he has to lose"--
Hungry as the sea by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

100 editions published between 1918 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sea rescue, supertankers built to minimum specifications, and the prospect of the greatest of all oil spills make Hungry as the Sea a drama of courage in the face of cynicism and ecological disaster."--Jacket
Predator : a crossbow adventure by Wilbur A Smith( Book )

57 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most formidable fighters in the world, ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross has survived explosive tangles with depraved enemies - warlords, pirates, and arms dealers - from the Middle East to the heart of Africa. Now, Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced - and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination
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Those in perilBirds of preyThe seventh scrollThe questWarlock : a novel of ancient EgyptAssegaiThe triumph of the sunPower of the sword
Alternative Names
Smit, Vilbur

Smith W. A.

Smith W. A. 1933-

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Smith , Wilbur Addison

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Smits, Vilbers 1933-

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Смит У.

Смит У. 1933-

Смит Уилбур

Смит, Уилбур 1933-

Уилбър Смит

וילבור, סמית, 1933-

וילבור, סמית 1933-1982

סמיט, ווילבור 1933-1982

ویلبر اسمیت

উইলবার স্মিথ

উইলবার স্মিথ ব্রিটিশ ঔপন্যাসিক

스미스, 윌버 1933-


スミス, ウィルバー