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  • Published: 1 March 2007
  • ISBN: 9780143039327
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $29.99

Lorna Doone



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.

  • Published: 1 March 2007
  • ISBN: 9780143039327
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $29.99

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