El Zorro: Comienza La Leyenda (Spanish Edition) by Isabel Allende. Plaza & Janes Mexico, Paperback. Good. A swashbuckling adventure story, Zorro reveals the history behind the legendary masked man. Born in Southern Isabel Allende Comienza la leyenda / Zorro. El Zorro has ratings and reviews. Mario said: Este libro no trata sobre una aventura de El Zorro, si no de los orígenes de este mito. Así no.

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After the events in the forest, Alejandro, oblivious to the Indian training Diego has been receiving, receives a letter from Tomas de Romeu, an old friend of Alejandro and currently residing in France — occupied Spain. Return to Book Page.

Allende contributed an essay on the writing of the Zorro novel to Tales of Zorrothe first-ever anthology of original Zorro short fiction edited by Richard Dean Starr and published by Chicago-based Moonstone Books. It’s sort of the “prequel” to the Zorro tv series and the excellent zorro movies.

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I read it at a time when I needed an adventure along the lines of memories from film and tv. I could hear those allfnde It was fabulous! I’ll be the first to admit that this is a silly adventure novel, but I honestly couldn’t care less. Although Bernardo is sometimes portrayed allrnde a little silly even when no pretense is required, he is also a capable and invaluable disciple for Zorro and Diego, even comisnza the mask himself occasionally when the need arises.


Zorro and the other members of La Justicia enter the barracks and rescue Escalante, then their members disband. Regina has a complicated birth, spending fifty hours in labor, and requiring Padre Mendoza to deliver the baby, whom Regina names Diego.

The epilogue states that Diego lived to a comfortable old age after Esperanza’s death, which The Mask of Zorro clearly contradicts, though this is just a hopeful thought of the future from Isabel during the time she narrated the story. Allende’s Zorro begins in Allenve with how his Spanish father met his Indian mother.

Left me with a smile on my face. Diego is captured and arrested, and freed by not one but two Zorro figures. People who viewed this item also viewed. Putting all the pieces together The infant boy is baptized on the spot. When you place your order through Biblio, the seller will ship it directly to you.

I have not enjoyed a book as much as this in long months.

The novel chronicles Diego’s upbringing as well as the origins of his Zorro alter ego. Commienza takes the legend of the masked man and fleshes it out into a fullblown historical novel with a depth and sweeping comkenza fully the equal of the greatest epics of world literature. Que una autora consagrada se atreva con un personaje tan conocido me parece muy valiente. If you like Isabel Allende, history, adventure, or just reading about what the valley of Los Angeles must have been like at the time of the Spanish missions Zorro Question 2 1 3 May 11, Also, Lolita Pulido meets Zorro well before their previously-established first sexual encounter.

I loved it so much.


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Comienza la leyenda, Diego then fires into the ground with his shot, which frightens Moncada so much that he vomits on himself. Spain is chafing under the corruption of Napoleonic rule, and Diego, following the example of his celebrated fencing master, joins La Justicia, a secret underground resistance isable devoted to helping the powerless and the poor.

Un cuento para colorear, Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. He proposes marriage to Regina and she accepts.

El Zorro: Comienza la leyenda

Allende’s story is split into six parts, each comisnza dealing with one stage of Diego de la Vega’s life, with the last part serving as the epilogue. In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description.

It is great historical fiction and I have always liked how Allende uses magic realism in her writing.

sllende Skip to main content. From his father, Diego receives lessons in the art of fencing and in cattle branding; from his maternal grandmother, White Owl, he learns the ways of her tribe. Comienza La Leyenda by Isabel AllendeThis article possibly contains original research. De amor y de sombra,