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Publisher Comments:

“If I could write a story that would do for the Indian a thousandth part of what Uncle Tom’s Cabin did for the Negro,” wrote Helen Hunt Jackson, “I would be thankful the rest of my life.” Jackson surpassed this ambition with the publication of Ramona, her popular 1884 romantic bestseller.

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.

Set from the first American edition of 1884, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes José Martí’s 1888 prologue (translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen).

Synopsis:

The absurdity and tragedy of prejudice is illustrated in this classic tale, set in Old California, of Ramona, a young Spanish-American orphan girl and her love for the Native American Alessandro.

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Denise Ch

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307758484
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Introduction:
Chavez, Denise
Author:
Jackson, Helen Hunt
Author:
Helen Hunt Jackson
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2005
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
377

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"Synopsis" by , The absurdity and tragedy of prejudice is illustrated in this classic tale, set in Old California, of Ramona, a young Spanish-American orphan girl and her love for the Native American Alessandro.
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