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Peden, Margaret Sayers

Overview
Works: 118 works in 734 publications in 3 languages and 57,018 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Adventure stories  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Time-travel fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, 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 )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 3,293 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
Portrait in sepia : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 3,247 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."--from the publisher
Paula by Isabel Allende( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,239 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 )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,118 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 2,928 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 )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,200 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
City of the beasts by Isabel Allende( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,199 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
My invented country : a nostalgic journey through Chile by Isabel Allende( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,145 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 )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,707 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 1,525 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
The nautical chart by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,316 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 )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,262 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
The painter of battles : a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,105 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,090 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 2009 in English and held by 1,076 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
The Hydra head by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,061 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
Isabel Allende : life and spirits by Celia Correas de Zapata( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 328 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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Portrait in sepia : 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 (301)

Spanish (6)

German (1)

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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