Lorna Doone

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Wildside Press LLC, Oct 1, 2007 - Fiction - 608 pages
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"Lorna Doone" is a novel by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. It was first published anonymously in 1869, in a limited three-volume edition of just 500 copies, of which only 300 sold. The following year it was republished in one volume and became a huge critic
  

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User Review  - Benedict8 - LibraryThing

This book is almost forgotten today. I listened to it on the Audible.com edition. The reader explains at the beginning how he had to go through hoops to get the accents right. The book has some ... Read full review

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Written in 1869, Lorna Doone tells the tale of John Ridd, an honest country farmer in 17th century western England, who must stand up to a family of thieves who have not only murdered his father but ... Read full review

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Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900), referred to most commonly as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. Over the course of his career, Blackmore achieved a close following around the world. He won literary merit and acclaim for his vivid descriptions and personification of the countryside, sharing with Thomas Hardy a Western England background and a strong sense of regional setting in his works. Noted for his eye for and sympathy with nature, critics of the time described this as one of the most striking features of his writings.

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