Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

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by R. D. Blackmore, Robert Madison, Michelle Allen
     
 

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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

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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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440626906
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2005
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
992,957
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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.


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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!!!
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