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The Mark of Zorro
But a champion of freedom rides the highways. His identity hidden behind a mask, the laughing outlaw Zorro defies the tyr ...more
The movie changed the title to The Mark of Zorro and was a huge hit, propelling Douglas Fairbanks to superstardom. It was so successful that the original novel was ...more
Firstly, I was a little bummed that I already knew about the character because the author ...more
The original story had multiple punctuation errors, namely placing a period in front of words that did n ...more
I was sorely disappointed. The plot was thin, full of unbelievable and unrealistic twists; the characters were either black or white. Basically, everything in it screamed either 'young adult', ...more
This is the book that introduced the character of Zorro in 1919, originally titled, "The Curse of Capistrano." Johnston McCulley changed some aspects of the character since this first publication, but the sense of adventure and heroism is all there. As is the character's thirst for ...more
Fun though. This is the ORIGINAL Zorro written in 1919-yep the one that started it all.
I almost bagged it in the beginning, because the writing leaves something to be desired. Lots of braggadocio and one already knows the story and all that.
However, Don Diego grew on me and the story actually wasn't exactly what we've always seen and it turned out to be a fun read.
More of a Spanish "Scarlet Pimpernel" than I remembered. ...more
Is the stilted language an insightful imitation of a badly translated story or merely bad?
Is the plot stunningly original or numbingly repetitive?
Are the characters the brilliant progenitors of stereotypes or only shadowy successors?
Bob Kane admits the Zorro inf ...more
A goodreads friend rated this as fun and entertaining and I needed that after finishing a true crime book. So I picked it up and was not disappointed.
Generally I listen to episodes of these old tales in between more conte ...more
Okay, I finished it, and -- SPOILER! -- I really liked his double identity as Don Diego Vega, a caberello, and Senor Zorro, a highwayman and thief. Really different from the movie, though.
Some people suggest that this book is identical to The Scarlet Pimpernel. Bah! Are grape juice and red wine one and the same? This book is full of manliness, and that book is full of crumpets. I can even imagine women enjoying this novel, if they can withstand the sm ...more
A true classic that inspired and informed modern superheroes. Spanish style, a dramatic flair, and a heart ...more
The Mark if Zerro
7 words summary
1 Knight 2 Fight 3 Protect 4 The weak 5 Carve 6 Mark 7 Z
Have you ever support someone who were in a trouble?
I have help a old lady who couldn't carry a heavy luggage at the station.
7 word summary
1 Spain 2 Land 3 Won 4 Love 5 Last 6 Disclosed 7 Character
Do you have someone you know but you don't know about whom or who hides his or her character ?
I know a lady who lives near my house. But almost all o ...more
Some bones I have to pick with Zorro:
-He overdoes the secret identity thing to the point where he is just messing with his friends' minds. He upsets them so much unnecessarily! I would say he's actually cruel to them! He puts his girlfriend through a lot ...more
So far I am really enjoying it since it is quite a fun read. This first telling of the story of Zorro contains the adventure you would expect, but also a lot of situation humor as Zorro once agains mocks those who would capture him while defending the poor and seeking romance.
Kind of a lone Robin Hood taking care of injustices to the poor and others.
Reading this story it has so many elements that remind me of the comic book supe ...more
El Zorro, the Curse of Capistrano, is, according to the government, a highwayman, a vicious bandit who steals from the hardworking. But the caballeros, friar, and poor know the truth. El Zorro is a hero. Defending the defenseless and meting out justice in a corrupt government is Zorro’s mission, but he does it with such aplomb, he wins the hearts of the just, including Senorita Lolita Pulido, the daughter of a man with good blood who has been disgraced by the governor.
El Zo ...more
Interessant, diese teilweise filmische Darstellung, vor allem von humorvollen Szenen (wie die Schafherde, die erst von Zorro und dann von seinen Verfolgern auseinandergetrieben wird, sodass der Schäfer ganz verzweifelt ist).
Leider sonst sehr durchschaubar - der Clou der Geschichte war von Anfang an offensichtlich; das hätte man durch einen anderen Aufbau sicher besser verdecken können (oder man hätte den Leser als Mitwisser mit einbeziehen kön...more
|Why is it so difficult to find original Zorro stories aside from this?||3||12||Jul 30, 2013 09:30AM|