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The Resource Zorro : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

Zorro : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

Label
Zorro : a novel
Title
Zorro
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, he is a child of two worlds. Diego de la Vega's father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. Diego learns from his maternal grandmother, White Owl, the ways of her tribe while receiving from his father lessons in the art of fencing and in cattle branding. It is here, during Diego's childhood, filled with mischief and adventure, that he witnesses the brutal injustices dealt Native Americans by European settlers and first feels the inner conflict of his heritage. At the age of sixteen, Diego is sent to Barcelona for a European education. In a country chafing under the corruption of Napoleonic rule, Diego follows the example of his celebrated fencing master and joins La Justicia, a secret underground resistance movement devoted to helping the powerless and the poor. With this tumultuous period as a backdrop, Diego falls in love, saves the persecuted, and confronts for the first time a great rival who emerges from the world of privilege. Between California and Barcelona, the New World and the Old, the persona of Zorro is formed, a great hero is born, and the legend begins. After many adventures -- duels at dawn, fierce battles with pirates at sea, and impossible rescues -- Diego de la Vega, a.k.a. 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
Member of
Summary
Diego de la Vega, the son of an aristocratic Spanish landowner and a Shoshone mother, returns to California from school in Spain to reclaim the hacienda on which he was raised and to seek justice for the weak and helpless
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
132769
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allende, Isabel
Dewey number
863/.64
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8098.1.L54
LC item number
Z4613 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1170
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zorro (Fictitious character)
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
Zorro : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780060778972
Lccn
2005046389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
58604563
Label
Zorro : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780060778972
Lccn
2005046389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
58604563

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