Monday, January 12, 2009

On the trail of 'Ramona' in California

The LA Times has a long article, On the trail of 'Ramona' in California, about Helen Hunt Jackson, the author of the popular novel Ramona, published the 1880's. A poet and travel writer, when she became concerned about the treatment of Native Americans she turned to the pen, and wrote a fictionalized account of life in Southern California.

Several movies have been based on the book.


  1. I love that book!! I have one of the original paper back versions, as well as the sequal about Remona's daughter.

    The town of Ramona is just around the corner from where I am right now.

    I didn't know about the movies.

  2. I have not read that book yet. It sounds fascinating. Did you like it?

  3. I haven't read the book either, but as soon as I pay my fine at the libary I plan to check it out.