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Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

by R. D. Blackmore R. D. Blackmore
ISBN-10:
1603129510
ISBN-13:
9781603129510
Pub. Date:
01/01/2007
Publisher:
Alan Rodgers Books LLC
ISBN-10:
1603129510
ISBN-13:
9781603129510
Pub. Date:
01/01/2007
Publisher:
Alan Rodgers Books LLC
Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

by R. D. Blackmore R. D. Blackmore
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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



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ISBN-13: 9781603129510
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books LLC
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Pages: 568
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825 - 1900), known as R. D. 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.

Blackmore, often referred to as the "Last Victorian", was a pioneer of the movement in fiction that continued with Robert Louis Stevenson and others. He has been described as "proud, shy, reticent, strong-willed, sweet-tempered and self-centred." Apart from his novel Lorna Doone, which has enjoyed continuing popularity, his work has gone out of print.

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