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Wilbur Smith

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Wilbur Smith


Born
in Kabwe, Zambia
January 09, 1933

Died
November 13, 2021

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Wilbur Smith was the bestselling author of many novels, each 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 have been 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. By the time of his death in 2021 he had published 49 books and had sold more than 140 million copies.

Wilbur Smith died at his Cape Town home on November 13, 2021. He was 88 years old at the time
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Average rating: 4.09 · 308,445 ratings · 12,239 reviews · 290 distinct worksSimilar authors
River God (Ancient Egypt, #1)

4.20 avg rating — 37,317 ratings — published 1993 — 119 editions
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The Seventh Scroll (Ancient...

4.14 avg rating — 18,501 ratings — published 1995 — 102 editions
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When the Lion Feeds (Courtn...

4.21 avg rating — 15,417 ratings — published 1964 — 84 editions
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Warlock (Ancient Egypt, #3)

4.06 avg rating — 14,749 ratings — published 1995 — 91 editions
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Monsoon (Courtney, #10)

4.31 avg rating — 11,430 ratings — published 1999 — 80 editions
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Birds of Prey (Courtney, #9)

4.21 avg rating — 11,540 ratings — published 1997 — 69 editions
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Sound of Thunder (Courtney,...

4.20 avg rating — 9,899 ratings — published 1966 — 75 editions
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The Quest (Ancient Egypt, #4)

3.86 avg rating — 10,082 ratings — published 2007 — 75 editions
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Blue Horizon (Courtney, #11)

4.25 avg rating — 8,555 ratings — published 2003 — 65 editions
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A Sparrow Falls (Courtney, #3)

4.23 avg rating — 8,123 ratings — published 1977 — 70 editions
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When the Lion Feeds Sound of Thunder A Sparrow Falls The Burning Shore Power of the Sword Rage A Time to Die
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4.17 avg rating — 124,724 ratings

River God The Seventh Scroll Warlock The Quest Desert God Pharaoh New Kingdom
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4.08 avg rating — 94,284 ratings

Call of the Raven A Falcon Flies Men of Men The Angels Weep The Leopard Hunts in Darkness The Triumph of the Sun King of Kings
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4.13 avg rating — 28,157 ratings

Those in Peril Vicious Circle Predator
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3.68 avg rating — 13,231 ratings

Cloudburst Thunderbolt Shockwave: A Jack Courtney ...
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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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