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The Great American Love Story Ramona blushed as the handsome young Indian Alessandro looked upon her with favor A great, star crossed love was born But the adopted daughter of Senora Moreno was defying the custom of her people Her forbidden love would drive her from place to place with Alessandro until tragedy would strike and Ramona would at last come to an understanding of herselfThis extraordinarily popular novel of the Mission Indians of Southern California has entertained a vast, world wide readership Now this new edition brings it to still another generation who will thrill to Ramona s inspiring story Ramona

About the Author: Helen Hunt Jackson

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson was an American writer best known as the author of Ramona, a novel about the ill treatment of Native Americans in Southern California, and as an activist for Native American rights

10 thoughts on “Ramona

  1. Brian Brian says:

    Go with me on this.It s the year 2060 We have our flying cars, vat grown replacement organs and Kim Kardashian s Skanky Grannies reality TV but you know what we don t have Anybody that remembers The Great Gatsby Not the book, not the movies nothing That seems like an almost impossibility, right Having finished Ramona, and then reading about the success of this novel and its almost complete obscurity in 2014, I m no

  2. Tim Tim says:

    As many of you know, one of my hobbies is to read books that were once popular but have now fallen into obscurity, trying to understand the past through what excited people at the time.Ramona, a book that has appeared inthan 300 editions since it was first published, was made into a movie four times, and inspired an entire tourist industry in the late 19th and early 20th century, is surely such a book I ve had a copy

  3. Megan Megan says:

    Helen Hunt Jackson wrote Ramona to draw people s attention to the injustice being done to the Indians living in California She was friends with Harriet Beecher Stowe and hoped that her story would have the same impact on the nation that Uncle Tom s Cabin had in the 1850 s Boy was she wrong Dead wrong Instead of awakening the rest of America to the plight of the Indians of Southern California people received it as a roman

  4. Kim Kim says:

    Ramona is an American novel written by Helen Hunt Jackson in 1884 Who is Helen Hunt Jackson Well, it s good you waited until now to ask, a few days ago I would have had no idea Now I do Helen Hunt Jackson was a writer who became an activist on behalf of Native Americans and how they were treated by the United States government If they were treated anything like what she wrote in the novel, our government was horrible to th

  5. Cathy Cathy says:

    This wasn t at all what I expected I d always had a vague sense that Ramona was ridiculously rosy picture of romantic Olde California full of caballeros and things, but as it turns out it was intended as a propaganda novel about the rotten treatment of Californian Indians and Mexican landholders after the U.S acquired California Of course, everyone back East read it as the former, hence the Ramona pageant and an influx of Ramo

  6. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    What a great book I m so glad I chose it for my book discussion group Written in 1884, this historical novel, set in southern California in the early part of the 19th century, is a doomed love story as well as propaganda about the terrible treatment of the Native Americans by the Americans who moved in after the Mexican War Land granted to both Native Americans and Mexicans by the Mexican government were declared no longer valid,

  7. Austen to Zafón Austen to Zafón says:

    As three stars indicates, I liked this book Actually, I wish I could give it 3.5 I m glad I read it, but I don t think I could do it again as it was so sad I can t believe I d never heard of it before, especially since I was a born and raised until I was 12 in San Diego I guess in grade school, they don t begin yet to touch on the injustices done to the Native Americans and even to the Mexicans We were still just learning what a mis

  8. Jane Jane says:

    There s a backstory here While reading Passing Strange, I found a reference to Ramona the novel shares the theme of interracial love I couldn t help but be curious when I saw the author s name Helen Hunt Jackson was my grandmother s maiden name As she was born in 1889, not too long after Ramona became a popular sensation, I thought it impossible that her newspaper publishing father Andrew Jackson, my great grandfather could not have kn

  9. Brooke Brooke says:

    I had a hard time with this book The political issues overpowered character development and plot which made the whole book slow and a little boring.

  10. Judy Judy says:

    I first heard about Ramona from an old friend 94 who loved the story and wanted me to read it I should have done so, but I was swamped with work projects When she passed away, I inherited her books, and this title moved to my shelves One day I read the first few pages, but it reminded me of a Zane Grey book that I had just plowed through I promptly gave up and donated the book an ex library book.Well, I recently came across this old book and

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