The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro

Book - 1998 | 1st TOR ed.
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Originally titled The Curse of Capistranoin its 1919 debut, this exciting tale achieved immortal fame thanks to Douglas Fairbanks’s 1920 blockbuster film, The Mark of Zorro—a cinematic triumph that inspired Johnston McCulley to retitle his novel and dedicate it to Fairbanks. Set in Mexican California during the 1820s, the story follows the career of Don Diego Vega, by all appearances an effete and foppish aristocrat. But Vega’s timorous reputation is nothing more than a mask to conceal his alter ego: a California Robin Hood known as Zorro, whose swift blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed. The inspiration for dozens of film and television adaptations, The Mark of Zorroremains a paradigm of swashbuckling adventure.
Publisher: New York : TOR, c1998.
Edition: 1st TOR ed.
ISBN: 9780143039334
0143039334
9780812540079
0812540077
Branch Call Number: FIC MCCULLEY
Characteristics: 265 p. ; 18 cm.

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Aug 20, 2020

The one and only original Zorro! Adapted from the magazine serial, this book made the character hugely popular, as seen in movies over the last 90 years. If you do not know the story of Zorro, then read this nifty little book for an old-fashioned thriller, set in pre-USA California, when Spanish "gentlemen" ruled the land. Do NOT watch a movie until you read the book, it will spoil things for you. Easy reading and suitable for anyone old enough to read it.

rei495 Sep 23, 2013

liked this Zorro book better than the others...

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