Search - List of Books by Frank Yerby

"About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden." -- Frank Yerby
Frank Garvin Yerby (September 5, 1916 — ) was an African American historical novelist. He is best known as the first African American to write a best-selling novel and to have a book purchased by a Hollywood studio for a film adaptation. Born in Augusta, Georgia to Rufus Garvin Yerby, an African American, and Wilhelmina Smythe, who was caucasian, Yerby was originally noted for writing romance novels set in the Antebellum South. In mid-century, Yerby embarked on a series of best-selling historical novels ranging from the Athens of Pericles to Europe in the Dark Ages. Yerby took considerable pains in research, and often footnoted his historical novels. In all, he wrote 33 novels. In 1946, he became the first African-American to publish a best-seller with The Foxes of Harrow. That same year he also became the first African-American to have a book purchased for screen adaptation by a Hollywood studio, when 20th Century Fox optioned Foxes. Ultimately, the book became a 1947 Oscar-nominated film starring Rex Harrison and Maureen O'Hara.

Yerby left the United States in 1955 in protest against racial discrimination, moving to Spain (then under the Franco regime), where he remained for the rest of his life. Frank Yerby died from congestive heart failure in Madrid and was interred there in the Cementerio de la Almudena.

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Total Books: 163
2009 - Floodtide (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781151083876
ISBN-10: 1151083879

Speak Now
2007 - Speak Now [Northeastern Library of Black Literature] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781555536688
ISBN-10: 1555536689
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Das tibetanische Totenbuch oder Die Nach-Tod-Erfahrung auf der Bardo-Stufe
2003 - Das Tibetanische Totenbuch Oder Die Nach-tod-erfahrung Auf Der Bardo-stufe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783538071735
ISBN-10: 353807173X

Pride's Castle
1992 - Pride's Castle (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781562080068
ISBN-10: 1562080067
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Saracen blade A novel
1992 - The Saracen Blade a Novel (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781562080075
ISBN-10: 1562080075
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.

A woman Called Fancy
1992 - A Woman Called Fancy (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781562080099
ISBN-10: 1562080091
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Mackenzies Hundred
1987 - Mackenzies Hundred (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780586068786
ISBN-10: 0586068783
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1986 - Foxes of Harrow [The Delta Diamond library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780385295123
ISBN-10: 038529512X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

McKenzies Hundred
1986 - Mckenzies Hundred (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440152774
ISBN-10: 0440152771
Genre: Literature & Fiction

McKenzie's Hundred
1986 - Mckenzie's Hundred (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780246128379
ISBN-10: 0246128372
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1985 - Devilseed [Panther Books] (Hardcover)Hardcover
The Saracen Blade
1985 - The Saracen Blade (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780899662169
ISBN-10: 0899662161
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

1984 - Western (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780586058176
ISBN-10: 0586058176

Western A Saga of the Great Plains
1983 - Western a Saga of the Great Plains (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440196044
ISBN-10: 0440196043
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Darkness at Ingraham's Crest
1982 - Darkness at Ingraham's Crest (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780583134804
ISBN-10: 0583134807
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1982 - Woman Called Fancy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780583135665
ISBN-10: 0583135668
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

A Darkness at Ingraham's Crest
1980 - A Darkness at Ingraham's Crest (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440116400
ISBN-10: 0440116406

The Dahomean
1980 - The Dahomean (Paperback)Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780440117254
ISBN-10: 0440117259
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

Golden Hawk
1980 - Golden Hawk (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780708904732
ISBN-10: 0708904734

Rose for Ana Maria
1978 - Rose for Ana Maria (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780330254748
ISBN-10: 033025474X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Garfield Honor
1978 - The Garfield Honor (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440130635
ISBN-10: 0440130638
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Judas My Brother
1978 - Judas My Brother (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780440142904
ISBN-10: 0440142903
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.