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Ramona
     

Ramona

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by Helen Jackson
 

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Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) was an American writer best known as the author of "Ramona," a novel about the ill treatment of Native Americans in southern California.

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Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) was an American writer best known as the author of "Ramona," a novel about the ill treatment of Native Americans in southern California.

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ISBN-13:
9781434465993
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.12(d)

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Ramona 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. It combines an amazing love story with the reality of life for American Indians in the Southwest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book I could read again and again, loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Brian Finch More than 1 year ago
Well writen story of the tragic tale of the california native americans.
cougarsister More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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