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Peden, Margaret Sayers

Overview
Works: 126 works in 760 publications in 2 languages and 56,809 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Adventure stories  Biography  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Science fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, tra, Illustrator
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 3,255 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 3,233 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 )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,220 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
Island beneath the sea : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,112 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 )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,899 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 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative memoir of the author's life in the wake of her daughter's tragic death describes the idiosyncratic network of friends she has gathered around herself and the realizations she has formed about such topics as love, parenthood, and addiction
City of the beasts by Isabel Allende( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,187 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 )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,142 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 1,687 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 1,494 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 1,333 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,300 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 1,260 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 )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,098 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 1,095 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 1,094 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
The Hydra head by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,056 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 1,051 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 670 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 330 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 (333)

Spanish (5)

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