Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor [NOOK Book]

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing ...
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Overview

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940025405122
  • Publisher: The Burrows brothers company
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1889 volume
  • File size: 2 MB

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CHAPTER II. AN IMPORTANT ITEM. OW the cause of my leaving Tiver- ton school, and the way of it, were as follows. On the 29th day of November, in the year of our Lord 1673, the very day when I was twelve years old, and had spent all my substance in sweetmeats, with which I made treat to the little boys, till the large boys ran in and took them, we came out of school at five o'clock, as the rule is upon Tuesdays. According to custom, we drove the day-boys in brave rout down the causeway, from the school- porch even to the gate where Cop has his dwelling and duty. Little it recked us and helped them less, that they were our founder's citizens, and haply his own grand- nephews (for he left no direct descendants), neither did we much inquire what their lineage was. For it had long been fixed among us, who were of the house and chambers, that these same day-boys were all " caddes," as we had discovered to call it, because they paid no groat for their schooling, and brought their own commons with them. In consumption of these we would help them, for our fare in hall fed appetite ; and while we ate their victuals we allowed them freely to talk to us. Nevertheless, we could not feel, when all the victuals were gone, but that these boys required kicking from the premises of Blundell. And some of them were shop-keepers' sons, young grocers, fellmongers, and poulterers, and these, to their credit, seemed to know how righteous it was to kick them. But others were of high family, as any need be, in Devon- Carews, and Bouchiers, and Bastards, and some of these would turn sometimes, and strike the boy that kicked them. But to do them justice, even these knew that they must be kicked for notpaying. After these " charity-boys " were gone, as in contumely we called them—"If you brea...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    Classic tale of adventure and romance

    A largely-forgotten classic novel, set in the last decades of the 17th century, this is the story of an English village beset by a clan of villainous outlaws, and their eventual downfall at the hands of a simple farmer.

    John Ridd, a gentle giant whose honest nature and plodding ways have a habit of getting him into scrapes and back out again, chances to meet and fall in love with Lorna Doone, the lovely and sweet pet of the violent and lawless Doone clan. The many clashes between the Doones, and John and his friends and family, set against the rebellions and dangers of the era (not to mention the escapades of John's charming and roguish cousin/brother-in-law, the highwayman Tom Faggus) make for a truly adventure-packed romance. Many a comely lass might wish to catch good John Ridd's eye, but his heart belongs only to Lorna. But is she who she claims to be? Will she love him enough to forsake wealth and position? And can they ever escape the wrath of the vengeful Carver Doone?

    The casual reader may find this e-copy periodically difficult to read, as the occasional scanning error combines with the use of archaic vocabulary and Essex dialect in a one-two punch of "what is that word?", not to mention the way footnotes tend to suddenly crop up in the middle of pages or paragraphs, and that the style of writing is generally meandering (like most books written in the 1860s, it is long and wordy), but personally, I still found it less confusing in all its scanned, meandering glory than when I read the abridged paperback copy I've got, so... forewarned is forearmed, I guess? For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like, and for those who don't, well, by all means, don't read it, then.

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    Posted November 30, 2011

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