Ramona (Signet Classics)

3.72 avg rating
( 1,428 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780451528421: Ramona (Signet Classics)

One of the greatest ethical novels of the nineteenth century, this is a tale of true love tested. Set in Old California, this powerful narrative richly depicts the life of the fading Spanish order, the oppression of tribal American communities and inevitably, the brutal intrusion of white settlers. Ramona, an illegitimate orphan, grows up as the ward of the overbearing Senora Moreno. But her desire for Alessandro, a Native American, makes her an outcast and fugitive...

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Ramona has often been compared to Uncle Tom’s Cabin for its influence on American social policy, and this is the only edition available that presents this important novel in its full historical context. A huge popular and critical success when it was first published in 1884, Ramona is set among the California Spanish missions and tells the story of the young mixed-blood heroine, Ramona, and her Native American lover Alessandro, as they flee from the brutal violence of white settlers.

This Broadview edition re-examines the novel’s legacy by placing it alongside public speeches, letters, and newspaper articles that promoted what was ultimately a damaging campaign by reformers to “assimilate” Native American peoples. Selections from Jackson’s non-fiction writings call into question the link between assimilationist policies and the story told in Ramona; also included are the writings and testimonies of some of Jackson’s Native American contemporaries, as well as a selection of travel essays and images that helped to create “the Ramona myth.”

From the Inside Flap:

"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 Jose Marti's 1888 prologue (translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 6.95
US$ 6.04

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Helen Hunt Jackson
Published by Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0451528425 ISBN 13: 9780451528421
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised.. Language: English . Brand New Book. One of the greatest ethical novels of the nineteenth century, this is a tale of true love tested. Set in Old California, this powerful narrative richly depicts the life of the fading Spanish order, the oppression of tribal American communities and inevitably, the brutal intrusion of white settlers. Ramona, an illegitimate orphan, grows up as the ward of the overbearing Senora Moreno. But her desire for Alessandro, a Native American, makes her an outcast and fugitive. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780451528421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jackson, Helen Hunt
ISBN 10: 0451528425 ISBN 13: 9780451528421
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9780451528421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Helen Hunt Jackson
Published by Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0451528425 ISBN 13: 9780451528421
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised.. Language: English . Brand New Book. One of the greatest ethical novels of the nineteenth century, this is a tale of true love tested. Set in Old California, this powerful narrative richly depicts the life of the fading Spanish order, the oppression of tribal American communities and inevitably, the brutal intrusion of white settlers. Ramona, an illegitimate orphan, grows up as the ward of the overbearing Senora Moreno. But her desire for Alessandro, a Native American, makes her an outcast and fugitive. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780451528421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jackson, Helen Hunt (Author); Dorris, Michael (Introduction by); Mathes, Valerie Sherer (Afterword by)
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0451528425 ISBN 13: 9780451528421
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0451528425

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jackson, Helen Hunt
Published by Signet (2002)
ISBN 10: 0451528425 ISBN 13: 9780451528421
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signet, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # 0451528425

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jackson, Helen Hunt
Published by Signet Book 7/5/2002 (2002)
ISBN 10: 0451528425 ISBN 13: 9780451528421
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signet Book 7/5/2002, 2002. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Ramona. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780451528421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jackson, Helen Hunt
ISBN 10: 0451528425 ISBN 13: 9780451528421
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780451528421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jackson, Helen Hunt
Published by Signet (2002)
ISBN 10: 0451528425 ISBN 13: 9780451528421
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signet, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0451528425

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Helen Hunt Jackson
Published by Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0451528425 ISBN 13: 9780451528421
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. One of the greatest ethical novels of the nineteenth century, this is a tale of true love tested. Set in Old California, this powerful narrative richly depicts the life of the fading Spanish order, the oppression of tribal American communities and inevitably, the brutal intrusion of white settlers. Ramona, an illegitimate orphan, grows up as the ward of the overbearing Senora Moreno. But her desire for Alessandro, a Native American, makes her an outcast and fugitive. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780451528421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Helen Hunt Jackson
ISBN 10: 0451528425 ISBN 13: 9780451528421
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780451528421_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book