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Zorro

A Novel

by Isabel Allende

Zorro
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  • First Published:
    May 2005, 390 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2006, 416 pages

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A swashbuckling adventure story. Novel

From the book jacket: A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well. Between California and Barcelona, 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.

Comment: Once they got over the shock of Allende writing about a fictional cartoon character in the first place, most critics came out in favor of Allende's version ...

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