Walter Tevis





Walter Tevis

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born
in San Francisco, The United States
February 28, 1928

died
August 08, 1984

gender
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Walter Stone Tevis was an American novelist and short story writer. Three of his six novels were adapted into major films: The Hustler, The Color of Money and The Man Who Fell to Earth. His books have been translated into at least 18 languages.


Average rating: 4.00 · 4,905 ratings · 576 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
Mockingbird
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,526 ratings — published 1980 — 20 editions
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The Man Who Fell to Earth
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,587 ratings — published 1963 — 34 editions
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The Queen's Gambit
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 869 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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The Hustler
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 1959 — 13 editions
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The Color of Money
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1984 — 8 editions
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Steps of the Sun
3.21 of 5 stars 3.21 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Far from Home
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
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The Big Bounce
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1958 — 3 editions
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Great Tales of Fantasy and ...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1985
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Mockingbird
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1980
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More books by Walter Tevis…
“Only the mockingbird sings at the edge of the woods.”
Walter Tevis

“Reading is the subtle and thorough sharing of the ideas and feelings by underhanded means. It is a gross invasion of Privacy and a direct violation of the Constitutions of the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Age. The Teaching of Reading is equally a crime against Privacy and Personhood. One to five years on each count.”
Walter Tevis, Mockingbird

“I feel free and strong. If I were not a reader of books I could not feel this way. Whatever may happen to me, thank God that I can read, that I have truly touched the minds of other men.”
Walter Tevis, Mockingbird

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