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Peden, Margaret Sayers

Overview
Works: 131 works in 814 publications in 2 languages and 57,775 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Biographies 
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
Portrait in sepia : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 3,210 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
Zorro : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 3,209 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 )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,209 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 )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,099 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 )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,884 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 )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,174 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 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold has the chance to take the trip of a lifetime. Parting from his family and ill mother, Alexander joins his fearless grandmother, a magazine reporter for International Geographic, on an expedition to the dangerous, remote world of the Amazon. Their mission, along with the others on their team - including a celebrated anthropologist, a local guide and his young daughter Nadia, and a doctor - is to document the legendary Yeti of the Amazon known as the Beast." "Under the dense canopy of the jungle, Alexander is amazed to discover much more than he could have imagined about the hidden worlds of the rain forest. Drawing on the strength of the jaguar, the totemic animal Alexander finds within himself, and the eagle, Nadia's spirit guide, both young people are led by the invisible People of the Mist on a thrilling and unforgettable journey to the ultimate discovery."--Jacket
My invented country : a nostalgic journey through Chile by Isabel Allende( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,124 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
Of love and shadows by Isabel Allende( Book )

23 editions published between 919 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two people's struggle to expose a mass murder in the midst of corruption and violence in a Latin American country and of the love that grew between them in spite of the terror and danger
The law of love by Laura Esquivel( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,675 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 1,468 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 )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,311 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 )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,277 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 1,258 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
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,103 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 Paramo, 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
Purity of blood by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,087 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 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man lives alone in a watchtower by the sea. On the circular walls of the tower he is painting a grand mural - the timeless landscape of a battle. He is a former war photographer, and the painting is his attempt to capture the photo he was never able to take; to encapsulate, in an instant, the meaning of war. But one day a stranger knocks on his door and announces that he has come to kill him. The man is a shadow from his past, one of the myriad faces of war, and now the consequences of his actions are brought home to him. As the novel progresses, the story of both the soldier and the artist emerge, entwined with a doomed love affair, and the progress of a painting that is infused with the history of art
Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,035 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 )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of interviews with the Chilean author
Celestina 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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Zorro : a novel
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 (363)

Spanish (6)

Covers
Zorro : a novelPaulaIsland beneath the sea : a novelInés of my soulThe sum of our daysCity of the beastsMy invented country : a nostalgic journey through ChileOf love and shadows