Caryn Thurman • May 17th, 2005
In 1919 the character of Zorro first appeared in a pulp magazine story titled The Curse Of Capistrano
. Over the years the legend of Zorro has won many fans with the story of Spanish California's own version of Robin Hood. It seems the legend of Diego de la Vega is alive and well
in a new novel, aptly titled Zorro
, penned by best-selling author Isabel Allende. Allende was approached by the family that still holds the rights to the Zorro character and was asked to bring the Spanish fox to life once more. Will Allende's interpretation of Zorro's story ring true with die-hard fans? Initial reviews of the novel, which is in stores now, seem positive. We may have a whole new generation of Zorro fans in the making, as a new Zorro film is due out this fall.