Wilbur Smith





Wilbur Smith

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in Kabwe, Zambia
January 09, 1933

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Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.

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Average rating: 3.99 · 128,252 ratings · 4,693 reviews · 155 distinct works · Similar authors
River God (Ancient Egypt, #1)
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 21,326 ratings — published 1993 — 70 editions
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The Seventh Scroll (Ancient...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 9,747 ratings — published 1995 — 61 editions
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Warlock: A Novel of Ancient...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 8,288 ratings — published 1995 — 63 editions
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When the Lion Feeds (Courtn...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 6,624 ratings — published 1964 — 47 editions
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Monsoon (Courtney #10)
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 5,921 ratings — published 1999 — 45 editions
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Birds of Prey (Courtney #9)
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 6,002 ratings — published 1997 — 41 editions
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The Quest (Ancient Egypt, #4)
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 5,147 ratings — published 2007 — 40 editions
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Blue Horizon  (Courtney #11)
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 3,970 ratings — published 2003 — 41 editions
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The Sound Of Thunder (Court...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,053 ratings — published 1966 — 40 editions
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The Sunbird
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 3,262 ratings — published 1972 — 38 editions
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When the Lion Feeds The Sound Of Thunder A Sparrow Falls The Burning Shore Power of the Sword Rage A Time to Die
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4.045966386554622 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 47,600 ratings

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4.055377453778929 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 45,542 ratings

A Falcon Flies Men of Men The Angels Weep The Leopard Hunts in Darkness The Triumph of the Sun
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3.945060287825749 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 10,284 ratings

Those in Peril Vicious Circle
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3.2577319587628866 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 3,104 ratings

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“The best cure for racism is to have somebody shoot at you. Man, it does not matter then what color the arse is that comes to save yours-black or white, you're ready to give it a big fat kiss.”
Wilbur Smith, Golden Fox

“It's a strange paradox that a man gifted with too many talents can fritter them all away without developing a single one to its full.”
Wilbur Smith, Rage

“A man follows the path laid out for him. He does his duty to God and his King. He does what he must do, not what pleases him. God's truth, boy, what kind of world would this be if every man did what pleased him alone? Who would plough the fields and reap the harvest, if every man had the right to say, 'I don't want to do that.' In this world there is a place for every man, but every man must know his place.”
Wilbur Smith, Monsoon

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