Witnessing the injustices against Native Americans by European settlers from childhood, 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 to seek justice for the weak and helpless. (Historical Fiction)
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Isabel Allende was born in 1942, and is the niece of Salvador Allende, who went on to become famous as the elected President of Chile deposed in a CIA-backed coup. She worked as a journalist, playwright and children's writer in Chile until 1974 and then in Venezuela until 1984. Her first novel for adults, 'The House of the Spirits', was published in Spanish in 1982, beginning life as a letter to her dying grandfather. It was an international sensation, and ever since all her books have been acclaimed and adored in numberless translations worldwide.From AudioFile:
Whether you're curious about the Zorro of television and movies--and what instilled a passion for justice in him--or you just appreciate a good tale of adventure and fighting for the underdog, this book is a good choice. Blair Brown takes on the persona of the narrator, whose identity as revealed in the epilogue will come as no surprise. She is an animated storyteller who maintains a strong and steady pace and personifies the characters effectively with subtlety and sensitivity. Her use of accents is judicious and not overstated. The storytelling skills of Allende and Brown are superbly joined in this audiobook. J.E.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Harper, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX006078721X
Book Description Harper, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11006078721X
Book Description HarperLargePrint, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Large type / large print edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, Diego de la Vega is a child of two worlds. His father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. At the age of sixteen, Diego is sent to Spain, a country chafing under the corruption of Napoleonic rule. He soon joins La Justicia, a secret underground resistance movement devoted to helping the powerless and the poor. Between 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. Bookseller Inventory # LVN9780060787219
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