Lorna Doone - A Romance of Exmoor
1943 First Heritage Edition. FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1849.
Publisher - The Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf, New York.
Cover is hard bound with1/4 Black Leather ad Bright Red Cloth. Gilt Insignia on front.. Corner Damage, Edge-wear. Good Condition.
End Papers are intact. Inside front and Back Covers have tanning at edges. Prize Bookstamp on Inside Front Cover..
Preliminaries - Colour Frontispiece, How This Book Came to Be by John T Winterich, The Table of Contents, List of Colour Plates, The Author's Preface, Quotation.
Main Text Body : 549 Pages. Very Good. Colour and Black/White Illustrations by John Austen. Some tanning at Page Edges.
Edges are even and unworn. Deep Red at top.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering on Deep Red Panel. Backstrip has rubbing and fading, edge-wear. Red Panel for Lettring has damage edges. Fair.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
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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