Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor
Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor
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Annotation: Portrays star-crossed lovers Lorna Doone and John Ridd during the religious and social agitation of 17th-century England and includes explanatory notes, Dorset dialect glossary, and a map of Doone Valley.
Catalog Number: #4675391
Format: Paperback
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 2005
Edition Date: 2005
Pages: xliii, 750 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-14-303932-6
ISBN 13: 978-0-14-303932-7
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2005043372
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Word Count: 69,355
Reading Level: 9.2
Interest Level: 9+
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 9.2 / points: 13.0 / quiz: 13627 / grade: Upper Grades
Lexile: 830L

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.

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