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 spiritual and social turmoil of seventeenth-century England. he's only a boy whilst his father is slain via the Doones, a lawless extended family inhabiting wild Exmoor at the border of Somerset and Devon. Seized through interest and a feeling of event, he makes his method to the valley of the Doones, the place he's came across through the gorgeous 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. cherished for its portrait of star-crossed fanatics and its surpassing descriptions of the English nation-state, Lorna Doone is R. D. Blackmore’s enduring masterpiece.

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