The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro

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This exciting adventure story has achieved immortal fame thanks to the blockbuster film of the same name, starring Douglas Fairbanks-a cinematic triumph that inspired author Johnston McCulley to dedicate it to Fairbanks. It has since seen numerous film and other adaptations, and is even set to become a full-cast audio drama in 2010, produced by renowned audio dramatist Yuri Rasovsky and featuring the voice talents of Val Kilmer, Ruth Livier, Elizabeth Pena, Armin Shimmerman, and Meshach Taylor. Set in Mexican California during the 1820s, the tale follows the career of Don Diego Vega, by all appearances just a timid and aristocratic dandy. But apearances can be deceiving, and this is nothing more than a mask to conceal his hidden side as a California Robin Hood known as Zorro, whose swift blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed. The Mark of Zorro remains a paradigm of swashbuckling adventure and a popular novel to this day.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 22.86mm | 136.08g
  • North Charleston SC, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1453875085
  • 9781453875087
  • 1,270,049

About D. Johnston McCulley

Johnston McCulley (1883 - 1958) was the author of hundreds of stories, fifty novels, numerous screenplays for film and television, and the creator of Zorro. Aside from Zorro, McCulley created many other pulp characters, many of which were inspirations for the masked heroes that have appeared in popular culture from McCulley's time to the present day, including Batman.
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