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Peden, Margaret Sayers

Works: 161 works in 864 publications in 2 languages and 57,262 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, tra
Classifications: PQ8098.1.L54, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Sayers Peden
Island beneath the sea : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,330 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 )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 3,223 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 )

36 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,969 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 )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,894 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 )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,185 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 )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,178 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
Of love and shadows by Isabel Allende( Book )

24 editions published between 919 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Allende transports us to a Latin American country in the grip of a military dictatorship, where Irene Beltran, an upperclass journalist, and Francisco Leal, a photographer son of a Marxist professor together discover a hideous crime. They also discover how far they dare go in search of the truth in a nation of terror ... and how very much they risk
The law of love by Laura Esquivel( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,657 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
My invented country : a nostalgic journey through Chile by Isabel Allende( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,629 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
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,471 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
Celestina by Fernando de Rojas( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,353 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 )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,306 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 )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,305 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
Isabel Allende : life and spirits by Celia Correas de Zapata( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,243 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 )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,113 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
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,110 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
The painter of battles : a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,096 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
Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Cold knows all too well that his grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. When International Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, they head - with Nadia Santos and the magazine's photograph crew - to the blazing, read plains of Kenya. Days into the tour, a Catholic missionary approaches the camp in search of his companions who have mysteriously disappeared. Kate, Alexander, Nadia, and their team, agreeing to aid the rescue, enlist the help of a local pilot to lead them to the swampy forests of Ngoube. There they discover a clan of Pygmies who unveil a harsh and surprising world of corruption, slavery, and poaching. Alexander and Nadia launch a spectacular and precarious struggle to restore freedom and return leadership to its rightful hands
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Zorro : a novel
Portrait in sepia : a novelPaulaZorro : a novelInés of my soulCity of the beastsThe sum of our daysOf love and shadowsThe law of love
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

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Spanish (5)