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A dashing hero, great escapes and romance, dark villains and valiant heroes — Isabel Allende, bestselling author of "The House of Spirits," packs it all into her new novel on the swashbuckling icon Zorro.

In Allende's new novel, Diego de la Vega transforms from a young prankster to the masked Zorro, who fearlessly — and sometimes a little recklessly — rushes to help the persecuted in old California and beyond.

Hear a conversation with author Isabel Allende about her new novel, "Zorro."

Guests:

Isabel Allende, bestselling author of "The House of Spirits" and "Eva Luna." Her new book is "Zorro."

Sandra Curtis, senior vice president of Zorro Productions, Inc., which owns the rights to Zorro. She is author of "Zorro Unmasked: The Official History," as well as seven Zorro novels.

This program aired on May 23, 2005.

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