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Peden, Margaret Sayers

Works: 111 works in 555 publications in 2 languages and 53,370 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Young adult works 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: PQ8098.1.L54, 863.64
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Most widely held works by Margaret Sayers Peden
Paula by Isabel Allende ( Book )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 3,364 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
Zorro : a novel by Isabel Allende ( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3,359 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
Island beneath the sea : a novel by Isabel Allende ( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,325 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 )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,994 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
Portrait in sepia : a novel by Isabel Allende ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 2,958 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
City of the beasts by Isabel Allende ( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,359 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 )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,191 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 )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,177 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
The law of love by Laura Esquivel ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,875 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 )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,704 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
The nautical chart by Arturo Pérez-Reverte ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,466 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 )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,455 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 painter of battles : a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,252 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
Purity of blood by Arturo Pérez-Reverte ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,246 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
Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,188 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
Inez by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,105 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
Lovesick by Ángeles Mastretta ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, this romance knits the passion of a strong, independent woman into the history of a country, much in the manner of the 19th-century costumbrista tradition. Which of two men and their opposing paths will she choose? Peden's seamless translation of the richly detailed prose make for a page-turner. In its first publication under the title Mal de amores (1996), work was awarded the 1997 Rómulo Gallegos international prize for fiction"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The Latin American short story : a critical history ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,000 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 story of a seagull and the cat who taught her to fly by Luis Sepúlveda ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A seagull, dying from the effects of an oil spill, entrusts her egg to Zorba the cat, who promises to care for it until her chick hatches, then teach the chick to fly
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Alternative Names
Peden, Margaret
Peden, Margaret Sayers
Sayers Peden, Margaret
Sayers Peden, Margaret, 1927-
English (244)
Spanish (2)