Frank Dobie, Edna Ferber, Will Henry, Helen Hunt Jackson
, Jack Schaefer, Wallace Stegner, John Steinbeck and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
REVIEWED BY VALERIE SHERER MATHES, PHD, PROFESSOR EMERITUS, CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO; AUTHOR OF HELEN HUNT JACKSON
AND HER INDIAN REFORM LEGACY; EDITOR OF THE INDIAN REFORM LETTERS OF HELEN HUNT JACKSON
; AND COAUTHOR OF THE STANDING BEAR CONTROVERSY
4 -- color -- ran in Simi edition only) Rancho Camulos served as the background for the novel ``Ramona'' by Helen Hunt Jackson
Helen Hunt Jackson
, famous for her novel Ramona, is less well known for the extensive writing she did to champion the cause of the Native Americans who, in her view, were being badly mistreated by the US Government.
On the other hand, Moddelmog's analyses of texts by six authors of the period--William Dean Howells, Helen Hunt Jackson
, Pauline Hopkins, Charles Chesnutt, Edith Wharton, and Theodore Dreiser--against the backdrop of legal issues of the day can be astute and revealing.
Ramona author and former Springs resident Helen Hunt Jackson
described "colossal monstrosities looking like elephants, like gargoyles, like giants .
And the brilliant chapter on Dickinson recalls the importance of other nineteenth-century women writers - Harriet Beecher Stowe, Julia Ward Howe, Louisa May Alcott, and Helen Hunt Jackson
, among others.
From its beginning, the writings of women such as Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sarah Orne Jewitt, Christina Rossetti, Lucretia Hale, Susan Coolidge, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Helen Hunt Jackson
, and Dorothy Canfield Fisher were highlighted.
Presented at springtime in the beautiful Ramona Bowl, a natural outdoor amphitheater in the foothills of Hemet, the pageant is based on the classic novel "Ramona" written in 1884 by Helen Hunt Jackson