Lorna Doone (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 25, 2005 - Fiction - 800 pages
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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.

First time in Penguin Classics
Since its publication in 1869, Lorna Doone has never been out of print
Features explanatory notes, a list of suggestions for further reading, a dictionary of Dorset dialect, and a map of Doone Valley

  

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Review: Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor

User Review  - Gale - Goodreads

"Forbidden Romance in the Rugged Highlands" Novels written in the 19th century are not everyone's cup of English tea, so taste therefrom with mild literary trepidation. This novel is quite different ... Read full review

Review: Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor

User Review  - Werner - Goodreads

This enduring 19th century classic (never out of print since it was first published) has been on my radar ever since I saw an old black-and-white film version of it as a kid; but my interest was ... Read full review

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Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825–1900) wrote more than a dozen novels, five books of poetry, and translated Virgil’s Georgics.


Michelle Allen teaches Victorian literature at the U.S. Naval Academy.


Michelle Allen teaches Victorian literature at the U.S. Naval Academy.


Michelle Allen teaches Victorian literature at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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