×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Lorna Doone
     

Lorna Doone

3.9 10
by R. D. Blackmore, Robert Madison (Introduction), Michelle Allen (Editor)
 

See All Formats & Editions

And yet he thinks that the outlines are filled in more carefully, and the situations (however simple) more warmly coloured and quickened, than a reader would expect to find in what is called a 'legend.'
And he knows that any son of Exmoor, chancing on this volume, cannot fail to bring to mind the nurse-tales of his childhood-the savage deeds of the outlaw Doones

Overview

And yet he thinks that the outlines are filled in more carefully, and the situations (however simple) more warmly coloured and quickened, than a reader would expect to find in what is called a 'legend.'
And he knows that any son of Exmoor, chancing on this volume, cannot fail to bring to mind the nurse-tales of his childhood-the savage deeds of the outlaw Doones in the depth of Bagworthy Forest, the beauty of the hapless maid brought up in the midst of them, the plain John Ridd's Herculean power, and (memory's too congenial food) the exploits of Tom Faggus.
March, 1869.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143039327
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2005
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
307,067
Product dimensions:
7.74(w) x 9.98(h) x 1.44(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825 - 1900), known as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. He won acclaim for 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. Blackmore, often referred to as the "Last Victorian", was a pioneer of the movement in fiction that continued with Robert Louis Stevenson and others. He has been described as "proud, shy, reticent, strong-willed, sweet-tempered, and self-centred." Apart from his novel Lorna Doone, which has enjoyed continuing popularity, his work has gone out of print.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Lorna Doone 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read Lorna Doone when I was in 3rd Grade and was sick with Mono. I didn't understand half of the book but it was so memorizing I couldn't stop reading.This is one of the best classics because you smile and cry and really feel like you are inside the story.Movies can only do so much justice to the literary genius. Don't be lazy read the book to really feel the story!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago