Lorna Doone (Penguin Classics)

Lorna Doone (Penguin Classics)

R. D. Blackmore


First released in 1869, Lorna Doone is the tale of John Ridd, a farmer who unearths love amid the non secular and social turmoil of seventeenth-century England. he's only a boy while his father is slain through the Doones, a lawless extended family inhabiting wild Exmoor at the border of Somerset and Devon. Seized by means of interest and a feeling of experience, he makes his option to the valley of the Doones, the place he's chanced on by means of the attractive Lorna. In time their infantile fantasies blossom into mature love—a bond that may motivate John to rescue his liked from the ravages of a stormy iciness, rekindling a clash together with his archrival, Carver Doone, that climaxes in heartrending violence. liked for its portrait of star-crossed fans and its surpassing descriptions of the English geographical region, Lorna Doone is R. D. Blackmore’s enduring masterpiece.

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