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Peden, Margaret Sayers

Overview
Works: 107 works in 600 publications in 3 languages and 54,966 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Musical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction, 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 )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3,386 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 )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,321 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
Portrait in sepia : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 3,306 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 )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,101 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 )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,980 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 )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,305 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 )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,176 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 sum of our days by Isabel Allende( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,175 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
The law of love by Laura Esquivel( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,819 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 )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,634 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,417 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 )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,391 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
Purity of blood by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,188 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 )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,179 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 2009 in English and held by 1,150 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 )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,089 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
Inez by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Inez, " readers find Carlos Fuentes at the height of his magical and realist powers in a tale of two couples. This profound and beautiful work confirms his standing as MexicoUs preeminent novelist
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,043 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
Lovesick by Ángeles Mastretta( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a story spanning fifty years of Mexican history, Emilia is torn between a steadfast doctor and a passionate revolutionary
The Latin American short story : a critical history( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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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Languages
English (263)

Spanish (6)

German (1)

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