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R. D. Blackmore

Although he is not well known today, English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825 – 1900) was one of the most famous and dominant authors of his time gaining a world wide audience in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
His novel Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor (1869) remains popular with modern readers with British Readers electing it a selection in the BBC’s “Big Read” project.
His work was characterized by a vivid portrayal of the countryside and and provoked a deep sympathy with nature.


  • Lorna Doone