Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

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by R. D. Blackmore
     
 

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Richard Doddridge 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.

This work is called a "romance," because the incidents,

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Richard Doddridge 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.

This work is called a "romance," because the incidents, characters, time, and scenery, are alike romantic. And in shaping this old tale, the Writer neither dares, nor desires, to claim for it the dignity or cumber it with the difficulty of an historic novel.

And yet he thinks that the outlines are filled in more carefully, and the situations (however simple) more warmly colored 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.

R.D. Blackmore

March, 1869

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603120463
Publisher:
Aegypan
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
1.27(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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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