A Romance of Exmoor
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Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore
Book DescriptionThis is the only critical edition of this perennially popular story. Sally Shuttleworth's introduction finds, beneath the idyllic evocation of rural bliss and a tale of love and high adventure, a startling sub-text which rigidly defends Victorian values, and portrays a 'manly' hero constantly having to prove his masculinity to himself. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199537594
(195mm x 129mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
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)
Suitable for younger learners Word count 17,000
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John Ridd is 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.
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Author Biography - R. D. Blackmore
SS is Lecturer in the School of English at the University of Sheffield
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