Zorro: the novel

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Harper Perennial, 2006 - 400 pages
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An adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well. After many adventures - fierce battles with pirates at sea, and rescues - Diego de la Vega, aka 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.

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Zorro: a novel

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Allende's retelling of Zorro displays her essential belief that the fabric of the story--the making of the man--is as important as the actions. Born to an aristocratic Spanish father and a tamed ... Read full review

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I started reading this in Paris. I've been a fan of Allende's other works, not this one. It seemed stilted, less intimate, rather book-reportish. A friend then told me she'd been at a Allende lecture and that Allende had been 'commissioned' to write this. .boy does it show. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Isabel Allende was born in 1942, and is the niece of Salvador Allende, who went on to become famous as the elected President of Chile deposed in a CIA-backed coup. She worked as a journalist, playwright and children's writer in Chile until 1974 and then in Venezuela until 1984. Her first novel for adults, 'The House of the Spirits', was published in Spanish in 1982, beginning life as a letter to her dying grandfather. It was an international sensation, and ever since all her books have been acclaimed and adored in numberless translations worldwide.

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