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Ramona (version 2)

Helen Hunt Jackson

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)

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)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

16h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

45:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

40:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

47:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

49:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

42:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

49:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:43