A child of two worlds -- the son of an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner and a Shoshone warrior woman -- young Diego de la Vega cannot silently bear the brutal injustices visited upon the helpless in late-eighteenth-century California. And so a great hero is born -- skilled in athleticism and dazzling swordplay, his persona formed between the Old World and the New -- the legend known as Zorro.
About the Author
Isabel Allende is the bestselling author of twelve works of fiction, four memoirs, and three young-adult novels, which have been translated into more than thirty-five languages with sales in excess of fifty-seven million copies. She is the author most recently of the bestsellers Maya's Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Ines of My Soul, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Literary Award in 2012. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.
“This is a full-blooded retelling of the old masked-man legend, and it crackles with action.”
-Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“A tale of adventure, history and romance, just in time for long reads on summer afternoons.”
“Lively and fascinating.”
“Allende is a beguiling storyteller, and Zorro provides a rich palate for her customary embellishments.”
“Equal parts adventure, historical novel and family saga, Zorro is a moving portrait of a hero who is heartbreakingly human.”
“One of those rare and perfect matches of subject and author... Sinfully entertaining ... Serious fiction.”
“Allende’s discreetly subversive talent really shows . . . You turn the pages, cheering on the masked man.”
-Los Angeles Times
“Zorro is great fun . . . A thrilling journey into a world in which cultures clash as often as swords.”
“Wonderfully crafted . . . Allende gives Zorro the feel of a folk or fairy tale.”