Helen Hunt JacksonThe orphaned daughter of a Scottish merchant and His Native American bride, Ramona grows up in the southern California of the nineteenth century, a golden land of old Spanish missions and sprawling ranches. Ramona's mixed-race ancestry and marriage to a Native American make her a target for bigotry and abuse as the region passes from Mexican control to American statehood and three cultures - Mexican, Anglo, and Indian-enter into an icreasingly heated conflict.
Originally published in 1884, Ramona was hailed by Atlantic Monthly as "one of the most artistic creations of American Literature". Helen Hunt Jackson's richly atmospheric romance
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