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Peden, Margaret Sayers

Overview
Works: 128 works in 788 publications in 2 languages and 56,707 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: PQ8098.1.L54, 863.64
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Margaret Sayers Peden
Zorro : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 3,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witnessing the injustices against Native Americans by European settlers from childhood, Diego de la Vega, the son of an aristocratic Spanish landowner and a Shoshone mother, returns to California from school in Spain to reclaim the hacienda on which he was raised to seek justice for the weak and helpless. A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, Diego de la Vega is a child of two worlds. His father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. At the age of sixteen, Diego is sent to Spain, a country chafing under the corruption of Napoleonic rule. He soon joins La Justicia, a secret underground resistance movement devoted to helping the powerless and the poor. Between the New World and the Old, the persona of Zorro is formed, a great hero is born, and the legend begins. After many adventures -- duels at dawn, fierce battles with pirates at sea, and impossible rescues -- Diego de la Vega, a.k.a. Zorro, returns to America to reclaim the hacienda on which he was raised and to seek justice for all who cannot fight for it themselves
Portrait in sepia : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 3,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recounted in the voice of a young woman in search of her roots, Portrait in Sepia is a novel about memory and family secrets. Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that shapes her character and erases from her mind all recollection of the first five years of her life. Raised by her ambitious grandmother, the regal and commanding Paulina del Valle, she grows up in a privileged environment, free of the limitations that circumscribe the lives of women at that time, but tormented by horrible nightmares. When she is forced to recognize her betrayal at the hands of the man she loves, and to cope with the resulting solitude, she decides to explore the mystery of her past."--Jacket
Paula by Isabel Allende( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of the life and family of Chilean author, Isabel Allende
Island beneath the sea : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny in a society where that would seem impossible"--Provided by publisher
Inés of my soul by Isabel Allende( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into a poor Spanish family in the sixteenth century, Inés leaves Spain for the New World to find her missing husband. There she discovers that he's been killed and soon begins a love affair with Pedro de Valdivia, a war hero and field marshall to Francisco Pizarro. Together Inés and Pedro build the new city of Santiago and wage a bloody, ruthless war against the native Chileans
The sum of our days by Isabel Allende( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of the tragic death of her daughter, Paula. Narrated with warmth, humor, exceptional candor, and wisdom, this remarkable memoir is as exuberant and full of life as its creator. Allende bares her soul as she shares her thoughts on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity, addiction, and memory--and recounts stories of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers around her and lovingly embraces as a new kind of family"--Page 4 of cover
City of the beasts by Isabel Allende( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his mother in hospital, Alex Cold is sent to his fierce, wonderful grandmother Kate - a pipe-smoking, vodka-drinking old reporter with blue eyes "as sharp as daggers' points." Kate is about to embark on an expedition to the dangerous, remote world of the Amazon rainforest, but rather than change her plans, she simply takes Alex along with her . .
My invented country : a nostalgic journey through Chile by Isabel Allende( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the landscapes and people of her native country, and recounts the 1973 assassination of her uncle, which caused her to go into exile
The law of love by Laura Esquivel( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fusion of science fiction and adventure-romance attempts to produce a multimedia 'event' that narrates through comic-strip panels and period music on accompanying CD. New Age tracts, precolumbian poetry, Puccini arias, and tedious plots never achieve narrative coherence in spite of Peden's adequate translation"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his grandmother, a writer for a geography magazine, to the remote Forbidden Kingdom in the Himalayas to help locate a sacred statue of a golden dragon before it is stolen by a greedy outsider
Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Captain Alatriste is the story of a fictional seventeenth-century Spanish soldier who lives as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid. Needing gold to pay off his debts, Alatriste and another hired blade are paid to ambush two travelers, stage a robbery, and give the travelers a fright. "No blood," they are told. Then a mysterious stranger enters to clarify the job: he increases the pay, and tells Alatriste that, instead, he must murder the two travelers. When the attack unfolds, Alatriste realizes that these aren't ordinary travelers, and what happens next is only the first in a riveting series of twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe"--Provided by the publisher
The nautical chart by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and betrayal on the high seas highlight this new work by the bestselling author of "The Seville Communion". Coy is a suspended sailor with time on his hands, a mariner without a ship. While attending a maritime auction in Barcelona, he meets a beautiful woman on a search for lost treasure. As they follow the course of past sailors, their own journey becomes perilous as secrets await in the depths of the sea. Map
Terra nostra by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronological time is abolished and space concentrated into one area in a multi-dimensional pageant of Spanish history and culture that touches upon a facets of human experience
Purity of blood by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to rescue a man's daughter from a convent where a powerful corrupt priest is forcing her to be his personal concubine, Alatriste finds himself thrust into a religious and political conspiracy with ties to the highest levels of the Inquisition
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan Preciado travels to his recently deceased mother's hometown, Comala, to find his father, and discovers that it is literally a ghost town populated by spectral figures
The painter of battles : a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man lives alone in a watchtower by the sea. On the circular walls of the tower he is painting a grand mural - the timeless landscape of a battle. He is a former war photographer, and the painting is his attempt to capture the photo he was never able to take. But one day a stranger knocks on his door and announces that he has come to kill him. The man is a shadow from his past, one of the myriad faces of war, and now the consequences of his actions are brought home to him
The Hydra head by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's leading novelist, author of The Old Gringo, Terra Nostra and The Death of Artemio Cruz, has produced what is probably the first Third World spy thriller, an action-filled, quick-paced novel of intrigue as contemporary as a headline. The Hydra Head has a constant political reality as backdrop: the permanent tension in the Middle East and the vast new oil resources of Mexico, the setting for a brilliant attempt to portray the diversity of one man's experience
Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen-year-old Alexander Cold and his grandmother travel to Africa on an elephant-led safari, but discover a corrupt world of poaching and slavery
Isabel Allende : life and spirits by Celia Correas de Zapata( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of interviews with the Chilean author
The Celestina : a novel in dialogue by Fernando de Rojas( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning translator Margaret Sayers Peden turns her attention to Rojas's classic tale of love, morality and tragedy. The story follows the star-crossed courtship between the young nobleman Calisto and the beautiful maiden Melibea in 15th-century Spain
 
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Zorro : a novel
Alternative Names
Margaret Sayers Peden American translator

Margaret Sayers Peden traductrice américaine

Peden, Margaret

Peden, Margaret S. 1927-

Peden, Margaret Sayers

Sayers, Margaret, 1927-

Sayers Peden, Margaret

Sayers Peden Margaret 1927-....

Languages
English (339)

Spanish (6)

Covers
Portrait in sepia : a novelPaulaIsland beneath the sea : a novelInés of my soulThe sum of our daysCity of the beastsMy invented country : a nostalgic journey through ChileThe law of love