Ramona (version 2)

Helen Hunt JACKSON (1830 - 1885)

Set in Old California in the wake of the Mexican-American War, Ramona is two stories at once. It is the story of the love between a part-Native American orphan girl, Ramona, and Alessandro, a young Indian sheepherder. It is also the story of racial prejudice and the clash between cultures as California changes from a Spanish colony to an American territory. Ramona is the ward of Señora Gonzaga Moreno, who despises the girl for her race but honors the dying wish of the Señora's sister, Ramona's foster-mother, to raise her as her own. Señora Moreno embodies the aloof arrogance of Spanish nobility, hating both the Americans who dispute her claim to her vast rancho, and the Indians, whom she places in the same social class with slaves. Her only semblance of love is reserved for her son Felipe.

Despite the Señora's machinations, Ramona and Alessandro fall in love, and eventually elope. But their life together is not an easy one, as they roam the Southern California searching for a home. Their many hardships cannot dull their love for one another, but they soon take a toll that changes their lives forever. (Introduction by Christine Dufour)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, General Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter I Jacquerie
00:29:08
Play 02 02 - Chapter II Jacquerie
00:33:34
Play 03 03 - Chapter III Jacquerie
00:31:47
Play 04 04 - Chapter IV Jacquerie
00:36:06
Play 05 05 - Chapter V Jacquerie
00:31:53
Play 06 06 - Chapter VI Jacquerie
00:36:16
Play 07 07 - Chapter VII Jacquerie
00:35:23
Play 08 08 - Chapter VIII Jacquerie
00:39:55
Play 09 09 - Chapter IX Jacquerie
00:32:06
Play 10 10 - Chapter X Jacquerie
00:35:10
Play 11 11 - Chapter XI Jacquerie
00:30:33
Play 12 12 - Chapter XII Jacquerie
00:45:18
Play 13 13 - Chapter XIII Jacquerie
00:28:15
Play 14 14 - Chapter XIV Part 1 Jacquerie
00:29:18
Play 15 15 - Chapter XIV Part 2 Jacquerie
00:25:59
Play 16 16 - Chapter XV Jacquerie
00:40:10
Play 17 17 - Chapter XVI Jacquerie
00:31:08
Play 18 18 - Chapter XVII Jacquerie
00:41:03
Play 19 19 - Chapter XVIII Jacquerie
00:40:01
Play 20 20 - Chapter XIX Jacquerie
00:33:35
Play 21 21 - Chapter XX Jacquerie
00:47:44
Play 22 22 - Chapter XXI Jacquerie
00:33:44
Play 23 23 - Chapter XXII Jacquerie
00:49:41
Play 24 24 - Chapter XXIII Jacquerie
00:42:50
Play 25 25 - Chapter XXIV Jacquerie
00:29:27
Play 26 26 - Chapter XXV Jacquerie
00:49:55
Play 27 27 - Chapter XXVI - Part 1 Jacquerie
00:32:49
Play 28 28 - Chapter XXVI - Part 2 Jacquerie
00:28:42