Zorro: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

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First edition. English text. Near fine. Near Fine. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 390 pp. English text. 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, he is a child of two worlds. Diego de la Vega's father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. Diego learns from his maternal grandmother, White Owl, the ways of her tribe while receiving from his father lessons in the art of fencing and in cattle branding. It is here, during Diego's childhood, filled with mischief and adventure, that he witnesses the brutal injustices dealt Native Americans by European settlers and first feels the inner conflict of his heritage. At the age of sixteen, Diego is sent to Barcelona for a European education. In a country chafing under the corruption of Napoleonic rule, Diego follows the example of his celebrated fencing master and joins La Justicia, a secret underground resistance movement devoted to helping the powerless and the poor. With this tumultuous period as a backdrop, Diego falls in love, saves the persecuted, and confronts for the first time a great rival who emerges from the world of privilege. 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. Keywords: ISABEL ALLENDE LITERATURE ZORRO HISTORICAL FICTION CALIFORNIA BOOKS TO FILM ENTERTAINMENT MOVIES

Title: Zorro: A Novel

Author: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Categories: Latin American, Literature, Historical, Movies & TV, Books to Film,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers: 2005

ISBN Number: 0060778970

ISBN Number 13: 9780060778972

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2200693