The Curse of Capistrano
The Curse of Capistrano is a 1919 serialized novel 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 book in 1924 under the title The Mark of Zorro.
|Series||Weekly: August 9-September 6, 1919|
Grosset & Dunlap
|Media type||Print (Serial, Hardback & Paperback)|
The book tells of the story of Californio Don Diego Vega, alias 'Señor Zorro', in the company of his deaf and mute servant Bernardo and his lover Lolita Pulido, as they oppose the villainous Captain Ramon and Sgt. Gonzales in early 19th-century California during the era of Mexican rule, 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).
- 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)
|Wikisource has original text related to this article:|
- The Mark of Zorro at Project Gutenberg
- Short radio episode Clash of Blades from The Mark of Zorro, 1924, by California Legacy Project.
- The Curse of Capistrano at the FictionMags Index
- The Curse of Capistrano public domain audiobook at LibriVox
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