Helen Hunt Jackson: Remembering a legend

The female mastermind behind Ramona Photo Courtesy of kcet.orgAn unperturbed gaze from Helen Hunt Jackson. Time and place of documentation unknown. ■ By Halima Haider / Editorial Assistant Who is Helen Hunt Jackson? Ms. Jackson was a journalist, poet, novelist, and social activist who interwove all four in her literary work. Coined “unquestionably the best novel yet produced by an American woman” a year after her death in 1885, “Ramona,” the stage version of Jackson’s best selling 1884 novel, makes its annual return to Ramona Bowl this April. “Ramona” has seen more than 300 reissues and has been adapted into four films, the first of which was directed by Hollywood’s pioneer

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