The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds is a 1977 best-selling novel by Colleen McCullough, an Australian author. In 1983 it was adapted as a television mini-series that, during its television run March 27-30, became the United States' second highest rating mini-series of all time behind Roots; both series were produced by television veteran David L. Wolper. The mini-series starred Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Barbara Stanwyck, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown, Mare Winningham, Philip Anglim, and Jean Simmons. It was directed by Daryl Duke. Set primarily on Drogheda, a fictional sheep station in the Australian outback, the story focuses on the Cleary family and spans the years 1915 to 1969.

The 401st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 85th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  2. - 86th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  3. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)

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The THORN BIRDS. Hardcover 377320 $0.01
The Thorn Birds Mass Market Paperback 851525 $8.95 $0.15
The Thorn Birds Audio CD 1537572 $149.95 2012
The Thorn Birds (Modern Classics) Hardcover 711996 $8.93 $0.01 1998
The Thorn Birds, Abridged Edition Audio CD 3098980 $18.23 $21.80 2007
The Thorn Birds Kindle Edition 5533 $4.74 2009
The Thorn Birds (Library Edition) Audio CD 803580 $211.50 $318.61 2010
El pájaro espino (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 359689 $5.49
Thorn Birds Paperback 701728 $9.89 $0.01 1983
Antony and Cleopatra: A Novel (Masters of Rome) Kindle Edition 71814 $12.38 2007
Antony and Cleopatra: A Novel Hardcover 649962 $8.33 $0.01 2007
The Thorn Birds Hardcover 1136035 $13.66 $0.01
The Thorn Birds: A Novel Paperback 1653123 $28.99 $2.33 2010
The Thorn Birds Paperback 1938010 $6.35 $0.01
The Thorn Birds Hardcover 1496847 $73.99 $7.04
Thorn Bird Country Paperback 4817466 $147.00 $2.49 1983
El pájaro espino/The Thorn Birds (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1033998 $15.95 2018
The Thorn Birds (Hardcover; Souvenir Edition) (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 1538069 $26.86 2014
The Thorn Birds Paperback 4278031 $29.65 $0.01 1978
El Pajaro Espino/ the Thorn Birds (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2036075 $170.70 $80.30 2006
The Thorn Birds Publisher: Avon A; Reissue edition Paperback 1419718 $19.16 $11.42
The Thorn Birds Mass Market Paperback 3019432 $0.01
The Thorn Birds Hardcover 1535997 $29.65 $0.01 1998
The Thorn Birds Paperback 29736 $6.81 $0.31 1979
The Thorn Birds Audio CD 1475748 $48.75 2012
El pajaro espino / The Thorn Birds (B DE BOLSILLO) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 3358361 $969.00 $2,911.07 2014
By Colleen McCullough: The Thorn Birds Hardcover 3033069 $72.49 $0.01 1977
Antony and Cleopatra: A Novel (Masters of Rome) Paperback 174952 $3.23 $1.13 2008
The Thorn Birds Paperback 1101828 $1.05 $0.01 2005
The Thorn Birds [Paperback] Colleen Mccullough (Author) Mass Market Paperback 1247562 $13.44 $3.00