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The Mark of Zorro: An Adventure Classic

The Mark of Zorro, by Johnston McCulley, is one of the greatest stories to emerge from the era of magazine pulp fiction in the 1920s. Zorro is a dashing adventurer who vows to always help the poor and stand up for what is right. Never seen without his mask, and with a sword in one hand and a pistol in the other, everyone wants to know - who is this extraordinary man? This title is part of a wonderful series that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original. This ELT edition of the series is available for the first time with an accompanying audio CD and has a full glossary at the back of the book. Comprehension, vocabulary and language activities are available on Level: Intermediate CEF B1 ALTE Level 2
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Pauline Francis has many years' experience of language teaching at secondary level and is a qualified librarian.


Amazingly, the first Zorro story debuted in 1919 and was written by the Illinois-born McCulley! Numerous Zorro tales appeared on the big screen, and a TV series followed (1957-59). Now we have a grand presentation based on Zorro by Hollywood Theater of the Ear, with Val Kilmer and others. The tale is an exhilarating mix of action, humor, and romance, with such unforgettable lines as, "What are we going to tell the Commandante? To tell the truth is out of the question." Don Diego Vega is lazy, rich, and indifferent, while Zorro is lively, active, and much like Robin Hood. Of course, both are one and the same, portrayed by Kilmer. Spirited Lolita, her traditional parents, and Sergeant Gonzales, the fat landlord who is the butt of endless jokes, are brilliantly played by a sparkling cast. The sound effects cannot be overlooked: sword play, galloping horses, and even Senora fainting at the climax combine to enhance this still fresh and enjoyable adventure story. [See Audio NewsBriefs, LJ 4/1/11.-Ed.]-Susan G. Baird, formerly with Oak Lawn P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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