The Curse of Capistrano
|The Curse of Capistrano|
|Series||Weekly: August 9-September 6, 1919|
|Genre(s)||Novella - Californio|
Grosset & Dunlap
|Media type||Print (Serial, Hardback & Paperback)|
The Curse of Capistrano is a 1919 story by 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 novella in 1924 under the title The Mark of Zorro.
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).
- All-Story Weekly vol. 100 #2 (August 9, 1919) - vol. 101 #2 (September 6, 1919)
|Wikisource has original text related to this article:|
- Original 1919 The Curse of Capistrano story at archive.org
- Short radio episode Clash of Blades from The Mark of Zorro, 1924, by California Legacy Project.
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