Zorro by Isabel Allende
ISABEL ALLENDE, with a string of prestigious novels behind her, has decided to indulge in a little swashbuckling and retell the story of Zorro. Zorro was a figment of writer Johnston McCulley s 1919 imagination, but one that fell on fertile ground. Now co
ISABEL ALLENDE, with a string of prestigious novels behind her, has decided to indulge in a little swashbuckling and retell the story of Zorro.
Zorro was a figment of writer Johnston McCulley's 1919 imagination, but one that fell on fertile ground.
Now countless TV shows and films later, Allende has woven a fantastic past for her hero, told through the eyes of his infatuated friend Isabel de Romeu.
Isabel recounts Zorro's birth, the child of a Spanish soldier settled in California and a wild Indian girl, and tells about his growing up with his milk brother Bernardo and influenced by wise grandmother White Owl.
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At 16 Zorro and Bernardo travel to Spain and there Zorro's keen sense of justice is honed.
If you like a lot of swash and even more buckle, set within a lively historic context, then Zorro is the romp for you. Thanks to Ottakar's of Stevenage 3/5
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