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Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor. NOVEL By: R. D. Blackmore (Original Version)

Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor. NOVEL By: R. D. Blackmore (Original Version)

by R. D. Blackmore


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Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is a novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, published in 1869. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor. In 2003, the novel was listed on the BBC's survey The Big Read.Blackmore experienced difficulty in finding a publisher, and the novel was first published anonymously in 1869, in a limited three-volume edition of just 500 copies, of which only 300 sold. The following year it was republished in an inexpensive one-volume edition and became a huge critical and financial success. It has never been out of print.

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ISBN-13: 9781540514615
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2016
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

R. D. Blackmore (1825-1900) was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the 19th Century. He is often known as the "Last Victorian" and is best known for his third novel Lorna Doone published in 1869. The novel pioneered a new romantic movement in English fiction and remains in print to this day.

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