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Lorna Doone By R. D. Blackmore

Lorna Doone
by R. D. Blackmore

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John Ridd is riding home from school, across the wild lonely hills of Exmoor. He has to pass Doone valley - a dangerous place, as the Doones are famous robbers and murderers. John learns that he has good reason to hate the Doones. But later, when he meets Lorna Doone, with her lovely smile and big dark eyes, he is deeply, hopelessly, in love.
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Lorna Doone: 1400 Headwords by R. D. Blackmore

One winter's day in 1673 young John Ridd is riding home from school, across the wild lonely hills of Exmoor. He has to pass Doone valley - a dangerous place, as the Doones are famous robbers and murderers. All Exmoor lives in fear of the Doones. At home there is sad news waiting for young John, and he learns that he has good reason to hate the Doones. But in the years to come he meets Lorna Doone, with her lovely smile and big dark eyes. And soon he is deeply, hopelessly, in love ...

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About R. D. Blackmore



Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900) was for a while a schoolteacher and then became a fruit farmer. He wrote fourteen novels, but Lorna Doone, published in 1869 and set in the seventeenth century, is his only famous book. The characters of John Ridd and Tom Faggus are based on real people who lived at the time.

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GOR010436259
Lorna Doone: 1400 Headwords by R. D. Blackmore
R. D. Blackmore
Oxford Bookworms ELT
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-04-28
96
0194230384
9780194230384
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.