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B. Traven (February 23, 1882?, February 25, 1882?, May 3, 1890? – March 26, 1969?) was the pen name of a writer who wrote his books originally in the German or English language and whose real name, nationality, date and place of birth and details of biography are unknown or are subject dispute among literary scholars. A rare certainty is that B. Traven lived much of his life in Mexico, where the majority of his fiction is also set -- including his best-known work, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1927), which was adapted as the Academy Award nominated film of the same name in 1948.

Virtually every detail of Traven's life has been disputed and hotly debated. There are many hypotheses on the true identity of B. Traven, some of them wildly fantastic. However, scholars usually identify Traven with Ret Marut, a stage actor and anarchist who lived in Germany in the early 20th century and who supposedly left Europe for Mexico around 1924. There is also speculation that Traven's real name was Otto Feige and that he was born in Schwiebus, modern day ?wiebodzin in Poland. In his biographies, Traven is most often identified with two figures: Berick Traven Torsvan and Hal Croves, both of whom appeared and acted in different periods of the writer's life. However, the persons who identified themselves as Torsvan and Croves always denied being Traven and claimed that they were only Traven's agents, representing him in contacts with his publishers.

B. Traven is the author of twelve novels, one book of reportage and several short stories, in which the sensational and adventure subjects combine with a critical attitude towards capitalism, betraying the socialist and even anarchist sympathies of the writer. B. Traven's best known works include the novels The Death Ship from 1926 and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre from 1927, in 1948 filmed by John Huston, and the so-called Jungle Novels, also known as the Caoba cyclus (from the Spanish word caoba, meaning mahogany), a group of six novels (including The Carreta, Government), published in the years 1930-1939, set among Mexican Indians just before and during the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century. B. Traven's novels and short stories became very popular as early as the interwar period and retained this popularity after the war; they were also translated into many languages. Most of B. Traven's books were published in German first and their English editions appeared later; nevertheless the author always claimed that the English versions were the original ones and that the German versions were only their translations. This claim, like most details of B. Traven's biography, is a subject of controversy.

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Total Books: 142
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre A Novel
2010 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780809092970
ISBN-10: 0809092972

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
2008 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781439509524
ISBN-10: 1439509522

The Carreta
2007 - The Carreta (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781566630450
ISBN-10: 1566630452
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Canasta de Cuentos Mexicanos
2006 - Canasta De Cuentos Mexicanos (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789706436429
ISBN-10: 9706436421
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Das Totenschiff
2005 - Das Totenschiff [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783499101267
ISBN-10: 3499101262
Genre: Literature & Fiction

El tesoro de la sierra madre/ The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
2003 - El Tesoro De La Sierra Madre/ the Treasure of the Sierra Madre [Seix Barral Biblioteca Breve - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789686941890
ISBN-10: 9686941894
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Bridge in the Jungle
2002 - The Bridge in the Jungle (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781566630634
ISBN-10: 1566630630
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

To The Honorable Miss Sand other stories
2002 - To the Honorable Miss Sand Other Stories (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780882081304
ISBN-10: 0882081306
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Die Weie Rose Roman
2000 - Die Weie Rose Roman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783257211023
ISBN-10: 3257211023

Die Rebellion der Gehenkten Roman
2000 - Die Rebellion Der Gehenkten Roman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783257211085
ISBN-10: 3257211082

Der Schatz der Sierra Madre Mit Materialien
2000 - Der Schatz Der Sierra Madre Mit Materialien [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783122608804
ISBN-10: 3122608804

Dans l'tat le plus libre du monde
1999 - Dans L'tat Le Plus Libre Du Monde (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782742723973
ISBN-10: 2742723978

Trozas  A Novel
1998 - Trozas a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781566632195
ISBN-10: 1566632196
Genre: Literature & Fiction

General from the Jungle
1998 - General From the Jungle (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780749001797
ISBN-10: 0749001798
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Rebellion of the Hanged
1997 - The Rebellion of the Hanged (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780749003005
ISBN-10: 0749003006
Genre: Literature & Fiction

March to the Monteria
1996 - March to the Monteria (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780749002145
ISBN-10: 074900214X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Cotton-Pickers
1995 - The Cotton-pickers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781566630757
ISBN-10: 1566630754
Genre: Literature & Fiction

10000 Baskets Based on Assembly Line a Short Story by B Traven
1995 - 10000 Baskets Based on Assembly Line a Short Story By B Traven [Spotlight] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780070285897
ISBN-10: 0070285896
Genre: Reference

Der Marsch ins Reich der Caoba Roman
1994 - Der Marsch Ins Reich Der Caoba Roman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783257211061
ISBN-10: 3257211066

1994 - Government (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780749001537
ISBN-10: 0749001534

The Night Visitor and Other Stories
1993 - The Night VIsitor and Other Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781566630399
ISBN-10: 1566630398
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1990 - Trozas (Hardcover)Paperback
1988 - The Death Ship [Picador Books] (Paperback)
1974 - Der Marsch Ins Reich Der Coaba Roman [Heyne-Bcher ; 786] (Other)Paperback
Abenteuergeschichten [German Edition] (Hardcover)
Aslan Norval Roman [Werkausgabe / B. Traven] (Hardcover)Paperback
Der Banditendoktor Mexikan Erzahlungen [Goldmann-Gelbe ; Bd. 2876 - German Edition] (Other)
Ein General Kommt Aus Dem Dschungel Roman Einer Rebellion [Goldmanns gelbe Taschenbucher ; Bd. 2886 - German Edition] (Other)
Die Baumwollpflucker [German Edition] (Hardcover)
Aslan Norval [German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
Das Fruhwerk [German Edition] (Other)