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The author of the book: R.D. Blackmore
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This edition includes R.D. Blackmore's classic tale of love and murder, LORNA DOONE as well as SLAIN BY THE DOONES, a semi-sequel to LORNA DOONE.
Set in the fictional Doone Valley of Exmoor in England, the once-noble Doone clan has degenerated into a band of outlaws, feared and hated by their neighbors. Young John Ridd, a respectable farmer, grows up hating the Doones who had murdered his grandfather, but falls in love with Lorna Doone.
Read information about the authorRichard Doddridge Blackmore, referred to most commonly as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of his generation. Over the course of his career, Blackmore achieved a close following around the world. He won literary merit and acclaim for his vivid descriptions and personification of the countryside, sharing with Thomas Hardy a Western England background and a strong sense of regional setting in his works. Noted for his eye for and sympathy with nature, critics of the time described this as one of the most striking features of his writings.
Blackmore, a popular novelist of the second half of the nineteenth century, often referred to as the "Last Victorian", acted as pioneer of the new romantic movement in fiction that continued with Robert Louis Stevenson and others. He may be said to have done for Devon what Sir Walter Scott did for the Highlands and Hardy for Wessex. Blackmore has been described as "proud, shy, reticent, strong-willed, sweet-tempered, and self-centred."
Though very popular in his time, Blackmore's work has since been altogether ignored, and his entire body of work, save for his magnum opus Lorna Doone, which has enjoyed considerable popularity since its being published, has gone out of publication. Thus his reputation rests chiefly upon this romantic work, in spite of the fact that it was not his favourite.
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