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Costa, Margaret Jull

Works: 231 works in 1,303 publications in 2 languages and 56,737 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Allegories  Religious fiction  Fantasy fiction  History  Novels  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Illustrator, Narrator, tra
Classifications: PQ9698.13.O3546, 869.342
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Jull Costa
Aleph by Paulo Coelho( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,349 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 )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,145 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
Adultery : a novel by Paulo Coelho( Book )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda has everything, but all she feels is emptiness. So she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she thought had disappeared
Brida : a novel by Paulo Coelho( Book )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Brida, a beautiful young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. On her journey she meets a wise man who teaches her about overcoming her fears, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the hidden music of the world. They see in her a gift, but must let her make her own voyage of discovery
The Zahir : a novel of obsession by Paulo Coelho( Book )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,790 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 winner stands alone by Paulo Coelho( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,663 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
Cain by José Saramago( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 1,658 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"--
The cave by José Saramago( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,650 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
Manuscript found in Accra : a novel by Paulo Coelho( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God?s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever is causing fear. Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it?just as we have learned to live with storms." 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city?s gates. There, inside the ancient city?s walls, women and men of every age and faith have gathered to hear the wisdom of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. As the wise man speaks of loyalty, fear, bravery and solitude, of love, sex, beauty and elegance, his words offer truth and guidance, and reveal the human values that have endured throughout time?then as now, his words reveal who we are, what we fear and what we hope for the future
All the names by José Saramago( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,626 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
Death with interruptions by José Saramago( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,514 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?"--Jacket blurb
The elephant's journey by José Saramago( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 1,482 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 infatuations by Javier Marías( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,460 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
Skylight by José Saramago( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A portrait of ordinary people, Skylight tells the intertwined stories of the residents of a faded apartment building in 1940s Lisbon"--
Eleven minutes by Paulo Coelho( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,365 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
The fencing master by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,363 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
Seeing by José Saramago( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,303 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 )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,156 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
A heart so white by Javier Marías( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man marries a woman and after the honeymoon she commits suicide. Subsequently, he marries her sister and has a son. The novel, which won the Spanish Critics' Award, recounts the son's efforts to discover the truth of that mysterious tragedy. By the author of All Souls
Out in the open by Jesús Carrasco( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A searing dystopian vision of a young boy's flight through an unnamed, savaged country, searching for sanctuary and redemption--from one of Europe's bestselling literary stars. A young boy has fled his home. He's pursued by dangerous forces. What lies before him is an infinite, arid plain, one he must cross in order to escape those from whom he's fleeing. One night on the road, he meets an old goatherd, a man who lives simply but righteously, and from that moment on, their paths intertwine. Out in the Open tells the story of this journey through a drought-stricken country ruled by violence. A world where names and dates don't matter, where morals have drained away with the water. In this landscape the boy--not yet a lost cause--has the chance to choose hope and bravery, or to live forever mired in the cycle of violence in which he was raised. Carrasco has masterfully created a high stakes world, a dystopian tale of life and death, right and wrong, terror and salvation"--
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The witch of Portobello : a novel
The witch of Portobello : a novelBrida : a novelThe Zahir : a novel of obsessionThe winner stands aloneCainThe caveAll the namesDeath with interruptions
Alternative Names
Costa, Margaret

Jull Costa Margaret

Jull Costa Margaret 1949-....

Margaret Jull Costa British translator of Portuguese and Spanish literature

Margaret Jull Costa traductora británica

English (450)

Spanish (2)