eBook Ramona epub

by Helen Hunt Jackson

eBook Ramona epub
  • ISBN: 1595478086
  • Author: Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Classics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: NuVision Publications (September 30, 2007)
  • Pages: 340 pages
  • ePUB size: 1195 kb
  • FB2 size 1908 kb
  • Formats mobi lit lrf azw

By Helen Hunt Jackson. Other author's books: Nelly's Silver Mine: A Story of Colorado Life. The Hunter Cats of Connorloa.

By Helen Hunt Jackson. I. IT was sheep-shearing time in Southern California, but sheep-shearingwas late at the Senora Moreno's. The Fates had seemed to combine toput it off. In the first place, Felipe Moreno had been ill. He was theSenora's eldest son, and since his father's death had been at the headof his mother's house. Without him, nothing could be done on the ranch,the Senora thought.

RAMONA was made several times as a movie.

Helen Hunt Jackson’s book was pulled on my random selection of the 500 Great Books by Women, and despite .

Helen Hunt Jackson’s book was pulled on my random selection of the 500 Great Books by Women, and despite that I can now say that romance novels aren’t my thing, I’m very glad I read i.

Helen Hunt Jackson (pen name, . born Helen Maria Fiske; October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885) was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the United States government. She described the adverse effects of government actions in her history A Century of Dishonor (1881).

Set in Southern California after the Mexican-American War, it portrays the life of a mixed-race Scots–Native American orphan girl, who suffers racial discrimination and hardship.

Электронная книга "Ramona", Helen Hunt Jackson A beautiful half Native American, half-Scottish orphan raised by a harsh Mexican ranchera, Ramona enters into a forbidden love affair with a heroic Mission Indian named.

Электронная книга "Ramona", Helen Hunt Jackson. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Ramona" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. A beautiful half Native American, half-Scottish orphan raised by a harsh Mexican ranchera, Ramona enters into a forbidden love affair with a heroic Mission Indian named Alessandro. The pair’s adventures after they elope paint a vivid portrait of California history and the woeful fate of Native Americans and Mexicans whose lands and rights were stripped as Anglo-Americans overran southern California.

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (October 18, 1830 – August 12, 1885) was an American writer best known as the author of Ramona, a novel about the ill treatment of Native Americans in southern California. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, a daughter of Nathan Welby Fiske and Deborah Waterman Vinal.

Author Helen Hunt Jackson. Most readers were drawn to its romantic and picturesque qualities rather than its political content, and it attracted countless tourists to southern California. Показать все. О товаре. Доставка, возврат и платежи. Наиболее популярные в Научная литература. PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America by Claud Anderson (2001, Hardcover).

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Ramona was immensely popular almost immediately upon its release, with over 15,000 copies sold in the ten months before Jackson's death in 1885. Just a year later in 1886, the North American Review called it "unquestionably the best novel yet produced by an American woman" and named it, along with Uncle Tom's Cabin, one of two most ethical novels of the 19th century.
Comments: (7)
What can I say about a book which has been a well known and influential American classic since well over a hundred years? I guess I could start by telling my personal relationship to the story.

I get my mail in a town called Ramona, where some of the significant events of the story took place. I live in the nearby San Pasqual Valley where other significant parts of the story happened. I have a close friend member of the Kumeyaay nation, original inhabitants of the area, who tells me stories of his family related to events described in the book. There were many unpleasant happenings. For example, his grandmother's band dug a pit in which to hide the nubile daughters of the village whenever sentries warned that white men were approaching. They would put the girls in the pit and pile boards and brush on it to save them from being raped. I attended the Ramona Pageant in Hemet a number of times. So the story as a whole lies close to my person.

With all that,, I have some quibbles with the book. The particular copy I purchased from Amazon is a "print on demand" version which has none of the standard front matter. The story starts abruptly on the back side of the title page. There is a brief and somewhat inaccurate summary of the story on the back cover.

As for the story, while it presents itself as historical fiction, it actually descends in large part to the level of political propaganda. Rather than giving a realistic view of the period, it cherry picks the worst possible cases and aggregates them as representative. Not to say that the Indians were always treated well by the white settlers. San Diego County had more than its share of scoundrels, whom Ms. Jackson describes in exhaustive detail, but that is only part of the story. She stated openly that her purpose in writing the book was to stir up the American public to treat the Indians better -- a worthy cause given the general course of events in the latter part of the nineteenth century -- that she overdid it in many instances should not deprecate her for her effort, but should warn us not to take it all too seriously as fact. Important to remember there never was a half-Indan half-Scot woman named Ramona, nor an Indian named Alessandro, nor a rancho owned by Señora Moreno. These are all just frames on which to hang various historical incidents in an effort to create a story. Many of the results are not cohesive.

Altogether an interesting tale with good local color of the time. But to be redd with caution.
Great insight into the lifestyle of women of the late 1880's. Though it is fictional, this drama was the novel of its time that gave romance tears and sadness. Though Ramona changes her life to join a penniless, uneducated peasant-boy, I found the romance a bit ridiculous. Maybe created to entertain housewives you were unfulfilled in their life or to confirm that their lives were plentiful. A foolish girl alters her life after glance into an Native Indian boy eyes that she perceives to be love at first sight. I did not understand why she thought her life would be blessed with joy and not extreme hardship. Why would anyone with any sense dump Felipe who is stable and caring for someone who turns out to be unstable. The story is reminiscence of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility". The Marianne character in particular wherein she meets the grounded Colonel Brandon then drops him for the the suave John Willoughby who later drops Marianne for a beautiful heiress. Then she recuperates in the care of Colonel Brandon who she marries.
The author writes a painful story featuring the mistreatment of Indians by "Americans" in southern California, after it became part of the US. Her style is rather stilted, and highly romantic, but sustained my interest enough to finish it. She wanted this book to be the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" for the Indians [Native Americans]. I don't think either book has completely obtained its objective; or if they did, we have forgotten.
Greatly edifying novel. Author Jackson was as strong an advocate of Native Americans as a white Midwest society woman of her time could possibly be (read the terrific Introduction to this edition), and the Native and Spanish points of view of the “American” colonization of California, as filtered through her pen, make a fascinating read. RAMONA was made several times as a movie. One was by DW Griffith & can be seen on YouTube; readers should also see the newly available 1926 RAMONA starring Dolores del Rio—in which the heroine conveniently develops amnesia about her years as a Native (!), duplicating white America’s own historical amnesia...
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