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Lorna Doone
by R. D. Blackmore and R. D. Madison and Michelle Allen

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.  Read more...

 
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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 loveaa 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. Blackmoreas enduring masterpiece.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143039327
  • ISBN-10: 0143039326
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: October 2005
  • Page Count: 750
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Penguin Classics

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