Lorna Doone

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Wildside Press, 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  - tess_schoolmarm - LibraryThing

A good historical fiction, but too long with many battle scenes and little dialogue throughout the book. Much archaic language or dialect; not sure which! Precursor of the Hatfields and McCoys! Read full review

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User Review  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

3.5 ★ Lorna Doone (A Romance of Exmoor) is a novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, ((1825-1900), Published in 1869, it is set in the 17th century... Lorna Doone is not historical ... 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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