is a 1919 story by The Curse of Capistrano Johnston McCulley and the first work to feature the fictional Californio character Zorro ( zorro is the Spanish word for fox). It would be later published as a novel in 1924 under the title [1 ] The Mark of Zorro.
Publication history [ edit ]
Before being published in novel form,
The Curse of Capistrano appeared as five serialized installments in the pulp magazine . All-Story Weekly [2 ]
After the enormous success of the 1920 film adaptation,
, the story was republished under that name by The Mark of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap.
Setting [ edit ]
The book tells of the story of
Californio Don Diego Vega—Zorro in the company of his deaf and mute servant Bernardo and his lover Lolita Pulido, as they rival the antagonists Captain Ramon and Sgt. Gonzales in early 19th-century California, before it became a U.S. state (see Alta California). It is set amongst the historic Spanish missions in California, pueblos (towns) such as San Juan Capistrano, California, and the rural California countryside (see also ranchos of California).
See also [ edit ]
^ Beale, Lewis (June 28, 2005). "Zorro still makes his mark". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved . April 15, 2015
^ All-Story Weekly vol. 100 #2 (August 9, 1919) - vol. 101 #2 (September 6, 1919)
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