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Costa, Margaret Jull

Works: 134 works in 601 publications in 2 languages and 46,724 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Fables  Autobiographical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: PQ9281.A66, 869.342
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Most widely held works by Margaret Jull Costa
Aleph by Paulo Coelho ( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of a man who initiates a world-spanning effort to achieve spiritual renewal and human connection, a journey during which he reconnects with a woman from an earlier life while transcending time and space
The witch of Portobello : a novel by Paulo Coelho ( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of Athena, an abandoned daughter of a Transylvania gypsy, in a tale told from the viewpoints of such characters as her adoptive journalist mother, a teacher of calligraphy, and an actress
Cain by José Saramago ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this, his last novel, Saramago daringly reimagines the characters and narratives of the Bible through the story of Cain. Condemned to wander forever after he kills Abel, he is whisked around in time and space. He experiences the almost-sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joshua at the battle of Jericho, Job's ordeal, and finally Noah's ark and the Flood. And over and over again Cain encounters an unjust, even cruel God. A startling, beautifully written, and powerful book, in all ways a fitting end to Saramago's extraordinary career"--
Brida : a novel by Paulo Coelho ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a young Irish girl who dives into sorcery and experiments with different magical traditions. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world; and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon. As she seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch
The Zahir : a novel of obsession by Paulo Coelho ( Book )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When his war correspondent wife goes missing with a friend who may be a lover, a celebrity novelist comes under suspicion until the friend reappears and invites him to undertake a spiritual journey to Kazakhstan
The cave by José Saramago ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Informed that his clay pots and jugs are no longer needed, elderly potter Cipriano applies his craft to the making of ceramic dolls, but his family's subsequent successes are compromised by a terrible discovery
Death with interruptions by José Saramago ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This, understandably, causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, funeral directors, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration - flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home - families are left to care for the permanently dying, life-insurance policies become meaningless, and funeral directors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, cats, hamsters, and parrots. Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small d, became human and were to fall in love?"
The winner stands alone by Paulo Coelho ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: The beloved, bestselling international author of The Alchemist returns with another haunting novel-a thrilling journey into our constant fascination with the worlds of fame, fortune, and celebrity. A profound meditation on personal power and innocent dreams that are manipulated or undone by success, The Winner Stands Alone is set in the exciting worlds of fashion and cinema. Taking place over the course of twenty-four hours during the Cannes Film Festival, it is the story of Igor, a successful, driven Russian entrepreneur who will go to the darkest lengths to reclaim a lost love-his ex-wife, Ewa. Believing that his life with Ewa was divinely ordained, Igor once told her that he would destroy whole worlds to get her back. The conflict between an individual evil force and society emerges, and as the novel unfolds, morality is derailed. Meet the players and poseurs behind the scenes at Cannes-the "Superclass" of producers, actors, designers, and supermodels, as well as the aspiring starlets, has-been stars, and jaded hangers-on. Adroitly interweaving the characters' stories, Paulo Coelho uses his twelfth novel to paint an engrossing picture of a world overrun by glamour and excess, and shows us the possibly dire consequences of our obsession with fame
The elephant's journey by José Saramago ( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The enchanting tale of an elephant, his keeper, and their journey through sixteenth-century Europe, based on a true story." (from the back cover)
The fencing master by Arturo Pérez-Reverte ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A murder mystery in 1886 Madrid featuring an old fencing master who still teaches in the age of the pistol. He is famous for his unstoppable thrust and one day a beautiful woman arrives asking he teach it to her. The novel traces their relationship. By the author of The Flanders Panel
Manuscript found in Accra by Paulo Coelho ( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The latest novel from #1 internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho is a classic of inspiration and reflection, a meditation on life, love, and the significance of change. A novel of philosophical reflection set in Jerusalem during the time of the Crusades. Here a community of Christians, Arabs, and Jews who have long lived together harmoniously have been warned of an imminent attack and certain destruction. Contemplating their demise, the community assembles to seek the wise counsel of a Greek Copt, who imparts comforting and guiding wisdom on the enduring attributes of human character. The novel unfolds as a sequence of parables on love, faith, sex, friendship, beauty, bravery, loyalty, and success. "--
Eleven minutes : a novel by Paulo Coelho ( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Embittered by her first experiences of love, a young Brazilian girl travels to Geneva in search of fame and fortune and finds her beliefs about sex and romance challenged by her relationship with a young painter
Seeing by José Saramago ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule for another day? Around three o'clock, the rain finally stops. At four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if ordered to appear. But when the ballots are counted, more than 70% are blank. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. The president proposes that a wall be built around the city. But are the authorities acting too precipitously? Or even blindly? The word evokes terrible memories of the plague of blindness that hit the city four years before, and of the one woman who kept her sight. Could she be behind the blank ballots? Is she the organizer of a conspiracy against the state? What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister.--From publisher description
The double by José Saramago ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renting a recommended video to ease his depression, divorced history teacher Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is unsettled to see a man in the video who looks exactly the way he looked five years earlier
All the names by José Saramago ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Senhor José is determined to find out more about a woman he only knows from the birth certificate he discovered at his job as a clerk in the Central Registry
The infatuations by Javier Marías ( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Breakfasting daily at a Madrid café where she observes fellow patrons, María Dolz offers condolences to a widow whose husband has been shockingly murdered, an act that leads to a new relationship and disturbing insights into the crime
Pirates of the Levant by Arturo Pérez-Reverte ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taking work as a mercenary aboard a Spanish galleon, Captain Alatriste, accompanied by his faithful foster son, Íñigo, participates in a grueling battle on the high seas that brings Íñigo's readiness for independence into question
The king's gold by Arturo Pérez-Reverte ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seville, 1626. After serving with honor at the bloody siege of Breda, Captain Alatriste and his protégé, Inigo Balboa, have returned: battle-weary, short of cash, and with few prospects for honest work. But the Spanish empire is as dangerous as ever, and it's not long before Alatriste receives an intriguing offer of short-term employment. He and Inigo must recruit a dozen swordsmen and mercenaries for a risky job involving a dazzling amount of contraband gold and a heavily guarded Spanish galleon returning from the West Indies. The offer comes from the king himself, for at stake is nothing less than the Spanish Crown, and its dominion over the wealth of the Americas.--From publisher description
The cavalier in the yellow doublet by Arturo Pérez-Reverte ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the cosmopolitan world of seventeenth-century Madrid, Captain Alatriste and his protege Inigo are fish out of water. But the king is determined to keep the captain on retainer and - as a veteran with no other livelihood - he must remain, even as his employment brings him uncomfortably close to old enemies
The tale of the unknown island by José Saramago ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated fable on dreaming the impossible. The hero is a man who asks a king for a boat to search for an unknown island. How can you search for something unknown? Well, it turns out you can, provided you are willing to follow your dreams, and what is more your dreams may come true. By the author of The Stone Raft
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Alternative Names
Costa, Margaret
Jull Costa, Margaret.
Jull Costa, Margaret, 1949-
English (228)
Spanish (1)