Lorna Doone

A Romance of Exmoor

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Author: R.D. Blackmore
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 276,663 / 735 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.9
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 5,057
Added to site: 2006.01.05
mnybks.net#: 12131
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Romance, Audiobook

For the age when healthy romance first begins to be appreciated, there is nothing in English literature more appealing than the fine old story of the Doone robbers, and the little daughter of the outlaws who captured the heart of honest John Ridd.

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ELEMENTS OF EDUCATION

If anybody cares to read a simple tale told simply, I, John Ridd, of the parish of Oare, in the county of Somerset, yeoman and churchwarden, have seen and had a share in some doings of this neighborhood, which I will try to set down in order, God sparing my life and memory. And they who light upon this book should bear in mind not only that I write for the clearing of our parish from ill fame and calumny, but also a thing which will, I trow, appear too often in it, to wit--that I am nothing more than a plain unlettered man, not read in foreign languages, as a gentleman might be, nor gifted with long words (even in mine own tongue), save what I may have won from the Bible or Master William Shakespeare, whom, in the face of common opinion, I do value highly. In short, I am an ignoramus, but pretty well for a yeoman.

My father being of good substance, at least as we reckon in Exmoor, and seized in his own right, from many generations, of one, and that th

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