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Peden, Margaret Sayers

Overview
Works: 136 works in 850 publications in 2 languages and 57,450 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Adventure stories  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Romance 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
Island beneath the sea : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,360 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 )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 3,227 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."--The publisher
Paula by Isabel Allende( Book )

36 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paula is a soul-baring memoir, which, like a novel of suspense, one reads without drawing a breath. The point of departure for these moving pages is a tragic personal experience. In December 1991, Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and shortly thereafter fell into a coma. During months in the hospital, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious daughter. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, the most intimate secrets passed along in whispers. Chile, Allende's native land, comes alive as well, with the turbulent history of the military coup of 1973, the ensuing dictatorship, and her family's years of exile. As an exorcism of death, in these pages Isabel Allende explores the past and questions the gods
Zorro : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 3,172 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 )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,907 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 )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alexander Cold's mother falls ill, the fifteen-year-old is sent to stay with his eccentric grandmother in New York. A tough and prickly magazine reporter, Kate Cold takes Alex along with her on an expedition to the Amazon to verify the existence of the fierce, gigantic, legendary creature known as the Beast. Joining them on their adventure are a celebrated anthropologist; a local guide and his daughter, Nadia; a doctor; and a local entrepreneur. But not everyone's intentions are pure?and dangerous discoveries await Alex and Nadia as they embark, with the aid of a jungle shaman, on an epic journey into the realm of the mythical Beasts of the Amazon. City of the Beasts is the first book in an extraordinary trilogy by Isabel Allende, one of the world's most acclaimed authors
The sum of our days by Isabel Allende( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,185 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 amazon.com
My invented country : a nostalgic journey through Chile by Isabel Allende( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,137 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
Of love and shadows by Isabel Allende( Book )

24 editions published between 919 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,830 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
The law of love by Laura Esquivel( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,671 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 )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Alex Cold, his friend Nadia and his eccentric grandmother Kate embark on a journey to a mysterious, hidden land high in the Himalayas. There they find that the peaceful, spiritual lifestyle of the Forbidden Kingdom, which has remained unchanged for generations, is under threat
Celestina by Fernando de Rojas( )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 1,342 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
The nautical chart by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,324 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
Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,319 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
Isabel Allende : life and spirits by Celia Correas de Zapata( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of interviews with the Chilean author
Terra nostra by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,251 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 1,121 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,112 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
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,106 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
Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once again Alexander Cold and his indomitable journalist grandmother, Kate, are braving the mystical unknown, this time in the heart of Africa. Along with Alex's friend Nadia Santos and a photographic crew from International GeographicCity of the Beasts and continues with Kingdom of the Golden Dragon
 
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Portrait in sepia : a novelPaulaZorro : a novelInés of my soulCity of the beastsThe sum of our daysMy invented country : a nostalgic journey through ChileOf love and shadows
Alternative Names
Margaret Sayers Peden American translator

Margaret Sayers Peden Amerikaans vertaalster

Peden, Margaret

Peden, Margaret S. 1927-

Peden, Margaret Sayers

Sayers, Margaret, 1927-

Sayers Peden, Margaret

Sayers Peden Margaret 1927-....

Languages
English (371)

Spanish (6)