Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone


Introduction by: Robert Madison
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Format
Ebook
Price
$13.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781440626906
  • 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, Introduction by: Robert Madison, Introduction by: Michelle Allen, Editor: Michelle Allen, Noted by: Michelle Allen

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