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This is an auction for LORNA DOONE by R D Blackmore.

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"LORNA DOONE, A Romance of Exmoor, is a novel by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. It was first published anonymously in 1869, in a limited three-volume edition of 500 copies, of which only 300 sold. The following year it was republished in one volume and became a huge critical and financial success. It has never been out of print. LORNA DOONE is set in the 17th century in the region of Exmoor in Devon and Somerset, England. John (in West Country dialect this is pronounced Jan) Ridd is the son of a respectable farmer who was murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone clan, a once-noble family now living in the isolated Doone Valley. Battling his desire for revenge, John also grows into a respectable farmer and continues to take good care of his mother and two sisters. He falls hopelessly in love with Lorna, a girl he meets quite by accident, who turns out to be not only the granddaughter of Sir Ensor Doone (lord of the Doones), but destined to marry (against her will) the impetuous, menacing, and now jealous heir of the Doone Valley, Carver Doone. Carver will let nothing get in the way of his marriage to Lorna, which he plans to force upon her once Sir Ensor dies and he comes into his inheritance..."

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Heron Books morocco-bound hardback from the same edition as the books in the photograph. Undated, but about 1970.

560 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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