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Zorro : the novel

By: Allende, Isabel Sayers Peden, Margaret(Translated by)

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0007201982 / 9780007201983
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20 cm 390 p.
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Reprint. This translation originally published: London: Fourth Estate, 2005.
/ Key title / Includes PS Section Bestselling author Isabel Allende's first adult novel since 'Portrait in Sepia' -- beautiful, disturbing and atmospheric. / 'Zorro' is Allende's first adult novel since 'Portrait in Sepia', and as such will attract tremendous coverage in national and regional press and magazines. / Isabel Allende is one of the top three bestselling authors on the planet. / 'Portrait in Sepia' has sold over 120,000 paperbacks to date in the UK alone.

This is bestselling author Isabel Allende's first adult novel since "Portrait in Sepia" - beautiful, disturbing and atmospheric.

Beneath the mask, there is a man. And in his heart burns the fire of injustice...Duels at dawn, fierce battles with pirates and impossible rescues - these are the deeds that forged the legend of Zorro.

But where did the man begin? In southern California, in the late 18th century: Diego de la Vega is a child of two worlds, his father an aristocratic Spaniard, his mother a Shoshone warrior.

Growing up he witnesses the brutal injustices dealt to Native Americans.

Later, following the example of his fencing master, the young Diego joins a secret movement devoted to helping the powerless.

His first steps on the road to heroism have been taken.

But a great rival will emerge from the ranks of the cruel oppressors.

How will Zorro defeat him? And will his childhood sweetheart Isabel claim the prize she so longs for - his true love?


FJH Historical adventure, FYT Fiction in translation

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