Lorna Doone – R. D. Blackmore (1900)


Lorna Doone – R. D. Blackmore (1900)


Published just after the author’s passing, with a special poem dedicated to him.

Title: Lorna Doone

Author: R. D. Blackmoore

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London, 1900.

Condition: Limp leather, gilt to all sides. Fair. Spine badly sunned and slightly rubbed and cracked. Hinge cracked at page 46-47, but binding intact. Slight foxing to book. With black-and-white plates of the scenery around Exmoor. 687pp, on thin paper, app 6.5″x4″.

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About the book (from Goodreads):

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.