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Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore
Book DescriptionFirst 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143039327
(199mm x 131mm x 46mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. D. Blackmore
'Lorna Doone', Paperback (February 2008)
Classic / British English In 1673 young John Ridd meets a little girl called Lorna Doone. Seven years later they meet again, and fall in love. But the Doones are a family of robbers and murderers. One of them, Carver, killed John's father and now wants to marry Lorna. Can John save Lorna from her worst fears?
Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4: Lorna Doone, Paperback (December 2007)» View all books by R. D. Blackmore
Suitable for younger learners Word count 17,000
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Author Biography - R. D. Blackmore
RICHARD DODDRIDGE BLACKMORE (1825-1900) Although he wrote a number of novels, the one which has survived to become an undoubted classic is Lorna Doone.
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