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Peden, Margaret Sayers

Works: 197 works in 1,041 publications in 2 languages and 58,962 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Domestic fiction  Autobiographies  Biographies  Adventure stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Composer, tra
Classifications: PQ8098.1.L54, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Sayers Peden
Island beneath the sea : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,254 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
Portrait in sepia : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in English and held by 3,153 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 )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,858 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
Inés of my soul by Isabel Allende( Book )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2020 in English and held by 2,814 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
City of the beasts by Isabel Allende( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians
The sum of our days by Isabel Allende( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of tragic loss--the death of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the past thirteen years from the daily letters the author and her mother, who lives in Chile, wrote to each other, Allende ... recounts the stories of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers around her that becomes a new kind of family. Throughout, Allende shares her thoughts on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity, addiction, and memory. Here, too, are the amazing stories behind Allende's books, the superstitions that guide her writing process, and her adventurous travels.--From
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exotic dance that beguiles and entices ... The enchanted and enchanting account of a contemporary Scheherazade, a wide-eyed American teller-of-tales who triumphs over harsh reality through the creative power of her own imagination ... Born in the back room of the mansion where her mother toils, and herself in service from an early age, the enchanting and ever-enchanted Eva Luna escapes oppression through story telling. Rolf Carle flees Germany for South America, and ultimately works as a documentary film maker, to escape childhood memories of burying the concentration camp dead
Of love and shadows by Isabel Allende( Book )

29 editions published between 919 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman reporter in a Latin American country and a photographer are sent on a routine assignment. The two uncover a hideous crime, the revelation of which could challenge the terrorism of the military regime
Celestina by Fernando de Rojas( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,624 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
My invented country : a nostalgic journey through Chile by Isabel Allende( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the landscapes and people of her native country; recounts the 1973 assassination of her uncle, which caused her to go into exile; and shares her experiences as an immigrant in post-September 11 America
The law of love by Laura Esquivel( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,586 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
Isabel Allende : life and spirits by Celia Correas de Zapata( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of interviews with the Chilean author
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,352 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 )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wounded seventeenth-century Spanish soldier Alatriste works as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid, but when his latest job takes an unexpectedly deadly turn, he realizes he is in the employ of one of the Spanish Inquisition's most dangerous figures
The nautical chart by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,236 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 )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,236 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
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swearing to his dying mother that he'll find the father he has never met, a certain Pedro Paramo, Juan Preciado sets out across the barren plains of Mexico for Comala, the hallucinatory ghost town his father presided over like a feudal lord. Between the realms of the living and the dead, in fragments of dreams and the nightly whispers of Comala's ghosts, there emerges the tragic tale of Pedro Paramo and the town whose every corner holds the taint of his rotten soul
Purity of blood by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,070 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
The painter of battles : a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulques, a war photographer, witnessed most of the wars of the end of the 20th Century, but he was never able to capture the photo that would explain the chaos of the universe. Now, as continues to try to understand it, he starts painting a grand circular fresco on the inside wall of a tower on the Mediterranean, disturbed by the memories of a woman he can never forget, and an unexpected visit: a man who wants to kill him
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Zorro : a novel
Portrait in sepia : a novelPaulaZorro : a novelInés of my soulCity of the beastsThe sum of our daysEva LunaOf love and shadows
Alternative Names
Margaret Sayers Peden American translator

Margaret Sayers Peden Amerikaans vertaalster

Margaret Sayers Peden traductora estadounidense

Margaret Sayers Peden traductora estatunidenca

Margaret Sayers Peden traductora estauxunidense

Margaret Sayers Peden traduttrice statunitense

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