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Peden, Margaret Sayers

Works: 110 works in 664 publications in 3 languages and 56,217 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Science fiction  Romance fiction  Time-travel fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Composer, tra
Classifications: PQ8098.1.L54, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Sayers Peden
Zorro : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 3,351 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
Paula by Isabel Allende( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 3,286 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
Island beneath the sea : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though her childhood of slavery on Saint-Domingue is one of brutality and fear, Tť ̌finds solace in the traditional rhythms of African drums and in the voodoo loas she discovers through her fellow slaves. When twenty-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives on the island in 1770 to run his father's plantation, he purchases young Tť ̌as his bride and becomes dependent on the services of his teenaged slave. The lives of Tť ̌and Valmorain become intertwined through a bloody revolution and into the free-wheeling enterprise of New Orleans
Inés of my soul by Isabel Allende( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,984 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 )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,272 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 )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,231 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
My invented country : a nostalgic journey through Chile by Isabel Allende( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit, and the politics, religion, myth, and magic of her homeland that she carries with her even today. The book circles around two life-changing moments. The assassination of her uncle Salvador Allende Gossens on September 11, 1973, sent her into exile and transformed her into a literary writer. And the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on her adopted homeland, the United States, brought forth an overdue acknowledgment that Allende had indeed left home. My Invented Country, mimicking the workings of memory itself, ranges back and forth across that distance between past and present lives. It speaks compellingly to immigrants and to all of us who try to retain a coherent inner life in a world full of contradictions
The law of love by Laura Esquivel( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,775 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 )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reunited once more, young Alexander Cold and his best friend, Nadia, embark upon a new adventure, following Alex's frighteningly fearless journalist grandmother Kate to a forbidden kingdom hidden away in the frosty peaks of the Himalayas. They seek the fabled Golden Dragon?a sacred statue and priceless oracle coveted by a greedy and powerful outsider. To prevent the desecration of the holy relic, they will need the help of a sage Buddhist monk, his young royal disciple, and a fierce tribe of Yeti warriors. But even the mystical power of their totemic animal spirits may not be enough to save the teenagers and this remote world from the destructive encroachment of (3zscivilization.(3y
Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,394 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,357 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 )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,271 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 all facets of human experience
Purity of blood by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,155 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 )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,126 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
The Hydra head by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,074 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
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deserted villages of rural Mexico, where images and memories of the past linger like unquiet ghosts, haunted the imaginations of the author. In one such village of the mind, Comala, he set his classic novel Pedro Páramo, a dream-like tale that intertwines a man's quest to find his lost father and reclaim his patrimony with the father's obsessive love for a woman who will not be possessed, Susana San Juan
Isabel Allende : life and spirits by Celia Correas de Zapata( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of interviews with the Chilean author
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Portrait in sepia : a novel
Alternative Names
Margaret Sayers Peden American translator

Peden, Margaret

Peden, Margaret S. 1927-

Peden, Margaret Sayers

Sayers Peden, Margaret

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English (265)

Spanish (7)

German (1)

PaulaPortrait in sepia : a novelIsland beneath the sea : a novelInés of my soulCity of the beastsThe sum of our daysMy invented country : a nostalgic journey through ChileThe law of love