Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

R. D. Blackmore
Editor/introduction: Robert Madison
Editor: Michelle Allen
Introduction by: Michelle Allen
Notes by: Michelle Allen

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143039327
  • 800 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

First 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.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Since its publication in 1869, Lorna Doone has never been out of print
  • Features explanatory notes, a list of suggestions for further reading, a dictionary of Dorset dialect, and a map of Doone Valley
Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

R. D. Blackmore
Editor/introduction: Robert Madison
Editor: Michelle Allen
Introduction by: Michelle Allen
Notes by: Michelle Allen

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