Paperback Lorna Doone : a romance of Exmoor / Richard Doddridge Blackmore.
Publication year: 2005
Edition: [New] ed. / edited with an introduction and notes by R.D. Madiso
Publisher: London : Penguin,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0143039326 9780143039327 (pbk.) :
The savage and powerful Doone family are feared and hated throughout the land for their marauding ways - and more than most by John Ridd, whose father they killed. But then he meets Lorna, and determines to rescue her from her evil family. 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 th
Series title: Penguin classics
xliii, 750 p. : map ; 20 cm.