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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This is a delightful, interesting, and wonderful story. I read both version the Spanish and English translation. The story and the writing style were great and the book was a joy to read. I highly recommend it. Read full review

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User Review  - Roger Burk - Goodreads

Allende gives us an extended backstory for the perennial Zorro legend, fleshing it out according to modern pieties. His mother is a sort of Indian warrior princess, vanquished in battle and then taken ... 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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