Lorna Doone
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Lorna Doone

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First published in 1869, Lorna Doone is the story of John Ridd, a farmer who finds love amid the religious and social turmoil of seventeenth-century England. He is just a boy when his father is slain by the Doones, a lawless clan inhabiting wild Exmoor on the border of Somerset and Devon. Seized by curiosity and a sense of adventure, he makes his way to the valley of the Doones, where he is discovered by the beautiful Lorna. In time their childish fantasies blossom into mature love-a bond that will inspire John to rescue his beloved from the ravages of a stormy winter, rekindling a conflict with his archrival, Carver Doone, that climaxes in heartrending violence. Beloved for its portrait of star-crossed lovers and its surpassing descriptions of the English countryside, Lorna Doone is R. D. Blackmore's enduring masterpiece.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 121.9 x 190.5 x 38.1mm | 249.48g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • map
  • 0143039326
  • 9780143039327
  • 101,725

About R. D. Blackmore

RICHARD DODDRIDGE BLACKMORE (1825-1900) Although he wrote a number of novels, the one which has survived to become an undoubted classic is Lorna Doone.
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12,937 ratings
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