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Ramona: A Story [NOOK Book]

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Ramona: A Story

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940026136643
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1900 volume
  • File size: 920 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

    IMO Better than any Harlequin and full of truths as well

    Helen Hunt Jackson spent her lifetime writing for the plight of the California Indians as well as the settlement of early California as we know it. While the story is probably not true, the jest of it is. The parts about Father Junipero Serra is as well as the California Missions. Most of the missions are still standing and open to be visited. I read this book in a California high school 'as a compulsory read' and it's the one book that I've reached for again and again, in just about every decade since, to enjoy all over again. You won't be disappointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2005

    Must Read!!

    I'm almost halfway through this book but I am so intrigued by it!! At first it seemed a bit slow, but once you get into the parts with Ramona and Alessandro, it gets really really good. I reccommend this book to any and all. And to the person who wrote the review under mine, you really should give the booka chance. Not all books have to be accurate to be good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2004

    A Must Read!!!!

    This is an excellent book. It combines an amazing love story with the reality of life for American Indians in the Southwest.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2001

    A Gripping Lovestory Dealing With Race, Customs, & Land

    A very emotional story dealing with injustices to people of different races and customs intertwined with a spectacular love story. The soap opera has just finished on a Spanish channel. It was absolutely, greatly portraid. A must read novel!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2001

    Is there a seaquel

    This is a book I could read again and again, loved it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Great Re-Visit!

    What a joy to be able to use my Nook and read again the classic literature. Too many years have past since I allowed myself the guilty pleasure of leisurely reading. Ramona is a nice romp into the early days of California. No wonder this book has had such lasting affects on so many; pageants, movie, television dramas.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2011

    Should be required reading in high school.

    Well writen story of the tragic tale of the california native americans.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2010

    The Best Ever

    This Book is Where my name comes from which means fierce protector. Believe me as i tell you the book carries all the emotions you want from a true literary stimulator. I have had this book because i am a namesake but each time I have loaned it seems the book can't com back. So I will read it again which is the 8th time or more. I will not loan it again.

    Thank you
    Ramona Bear

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2005

    Romantic history at its worst

    This tome is laced with false images born out of a half-baked historical notions and creates icons of A PAST THAT NEVER WAS. There never was any 'Ramona'. The biggest mistake a reader can make is to read this tripe and go to Southern California expecting to understand what he or she sees. Based on this 1884 book, California history classes for generations have given our young citizens this utterly false version of Mission-era history as a soft, laid-back, Eden-like California where kindly Franciscan padres benevolently watched over and cared for their Indians. Much like the mythical antebellum (pre Civil-War) Southern history with its kindly masters and docile slaves, H. H. Jackson serves up a California version of this lie. Avoid this book if you seek truth. Do yourself a favor, I advise 'The Day of the Locust' by Nathaniel West, or anything by Carey McWilliams.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2000

    It is Great

    dere

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Wonderful, romantic, and tragic

    This tale of California in the years shortly after it became U.S. territory is chock-full of drama, pathos, sorrow, love, injustice, acceptance, and the patient fortitude and forgiveness saints are made of. Gorgeous descriptions of the California scenery, and of the haciendas, missions, and other buildings which once occupied it. Includes, at the end, a brief travel essay on the real-life ranch Helen Hunt Jackson based the Moreno residence on.

    Also, if you're ever looking for a book that will make you rail in frustration at the heartlessness of Fate in regards to the characters, as well as fill you with anger and disgust at the cold, amoral injustice with which the natives of this country were treated by the white Americans, well, you've come to the right place. Please, let us learn from this despicable and utterly shameful part of our history, so that we may not be doomed to repeat it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    THUMBS UP FOR RAMONA

    I have not read the book itself, but right now the story is being told through a morning soap opera production on a Spanish TV station (Univision). The story is half way through but so far I am soooooooooo delighted with it that I record it every day and watch it on the weekends.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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