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Lorna Doone

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Blackmore Ø 1 DOWNLOAD S and portrays a manly hero constantly having to prove his masculinity to himselfAbout the Series For over years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxf. 3rd ReviewFebruary 2018Read again to beguile the winter days So beguiled Enchanted If you are the type of reader who might find great joy in listening to an old man telling his long and rambling love story of a life imagine a comfortable fireside setting cushy chairs popcorn and cocoa then you will adore this book If you re the type of reader who would be impatient bored or even annoyed in such a setting you will not enjoy this book so leave it alone rather than revile itReader you m 3rd ReviewFebruary 2018Read again to beguile the winter days So beguiled Enchanted If you are the type of reader who might find great joy in listening to an old man telling his long and rambling love story of a life imagine a comfortable fireside setting cushy chairs popcorn and cocoa then you will adore this book If you re the type of reader who would be impatient bored or even annoyed in such a setting you will not enjoy this book so leave it alone rather than revile itReader you must be prepared to wander You must be inclined to be patient in the telling You must be willing to delight in bygone days imagined You must be eager for a jaunt back in time reveling in the difference from the slowness of then to the hurry of now You must be content with deciphering dialect or skipping the undecipherable You must be disposed to worship the adorable Lorna with her devoted John or at least try to understand why he doesthink of your own love story Does anyone love your love as you do This is one long long ramble of the love of a man for a woman It is the sweetest of love stories It will sweep you up and carry you away You can thank me later My other two reviews don t do it justice Nor will this one I don t have the proper words or the time But really if you haven t yetgive it a try I challenge you not to fall in love with the bumbling sweet yet strong John Ridd I love all the cast of characters but his I love the most 2nd ReviewNov 09 read with bookgroupI hate it when this book ends Really it couldn t keep going but I so want it too I just want to live on that farm in that beautiful countryLearning that Black was devoted to gardening and farming made this book and the narrator s love for the land evenbeautiful I wrote a little note to my bookgroup apologizing to them if anyone was annoyed by the many many asides collouialisms archaic words and descriptions which I love they would appreciate a uote from the book after one of the side stories Now this has led me out of my way as things are always doing partly through their own perverseness partly through my kind desire to give fair turn to all of them and to all the people who do them If anyone expects of me a strict and well drilled story standing at attention all the time with hands at the side and eyes going neither right nor left I trow that man has been disappointed many a page ago and has left me to my evil ways and if not I love his charity I love every single word of this book To me the cadence is like poetry or a beautiful song I would love to meet Mr Black someday I would just love to hear him speak I think he poured his whole soul into this book I have to think the way John Ridd loves Lorna is the way Black loved his wife It s beautiful His humans are so real and his wit so perfect Those of you wishing to know what Lorna Doone is about will have to go elsewhere I don t have time to do a summary Suffice it for me to say it s wonderful I will stick in a couple of my most favorite lines And I for my part can never conceinve how people who live in towns and cities where neither lambs nor birds are except in some shop windows nor growing corn nor meadow grass nor even so much as a sick to cut or a stile to climb and sit down upon how these poor folk get through their lives without being utterly weary of them and dying from pure indolence is a thing God only knows if His mercy allows Him to think of it She looked as if she had been visited by many troubles and had felt them one by one yet held enough of kindly nature still to grieve for others It strikes me that of all human dealings satire is the very lowest and most mean and common It is the euivalent in words for what bullying is in deeds and nobespeaks a clever man than the other does a brave one These two wretched tricks exalt a fool in his own low esteem but never in his neighbor s for the deep common sense of our nature tells that no man of a genial heart or of any special mind can take pride in either goodness of heart isimportant than to show good reason for having it This is a passage between the wily Counsellor Lorna s uncle and John s mother Good madam I may look upon that as your sanction and approval and the College of Heralds shall hear of it And in return as Lorna s guardian I give my full and ready consent to her marriage with your son madam Oh how good of you sir how kind Well I always did say that the learnedest people were almost always the best and kindest and the most simple hearted Madam that is a great sentiment What a goodly couple they will be and if we can add him to our strength Oh no sir oh no cried mother you really must not think of it He has always been brought up so honest Hem that makes a difference A decided disualification for domestic life among the Doones But surely he might get over those prejudices madam Oh no sir he never can he never can indeed When he was only that high sir he could not steal even an apple when some wicked boys tried to mislead him Ah replied the Counsellor shaking his white head gravely then I greatly fear that his case is uite incurable I have known such cases violent prejudice bred entirely of education and anti economical to the last degree And when it is so it is desperate no man after imbibing ideas of that sort can in any way be useful Pure pleasure it is to any man to reflect upon all these things How truly we discern clear justice and how well we deal it If any poor man steals a sheep having ten children starving and regarding it as mountain game as a rich man does a hare to the gallows with him If a man of rank beats down a door smites the owner upon the head and honours the wife with attention it is a thing to be grateful for and to slouch smitten head the lower wasn t that a bit of satire LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK 1st ReviewThe movies hardly ever do books justice This is no exception However it s a fairly large book so it s no wonder Loved every minute of it I loved rolling the language around in my mouth I think some would be annoyed at the chattiness of the author if the asides were removed you might get rid of 300 400 pages of the 700 book I loved them though In the movie I saw AE version they portrayed John Ridd narrator hero as a vengeful young man eager to wreak havoc on the dirty Doone s for their dastardly actions against Ridd s father and his love Lorna He s not like that at all in the book In fact his peaceful self effacing and honest nature is the great highlight of the book This would be a fabulous book to put in the category Blood and Morality Tales for Young Boys because it s got plenty of action blood and adventure with only a tinge of romance the guy has to get the girl and the hero is really heroic not only in action but in character I wonder about getting a youngster through the asides but I think a good reader would be caught up enough in the story to go through with it Black did a super job of creating suspense and action clear until the very end

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DOWNLOAD ☆ Lorna Doone REVIEW É PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO Ø R.D. Blackmore R.D. Blackmore Ø 1 DOWNLOAD Ord s commitment to scholarship providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features including expert introductions by leading authorities voluminous notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and much. It is must read for every fan of historical fiction especially of seventeenth century England I think not all fans will love the style of writing but still they should try to read it at leastIt was really good historical fiction It portrayed superbly everyday life and the impact of big events on common people we of the moderate party hearing all this and ten times as much and having no love for this sour James such as we had for the lively Charles were ready to wait for what might happ It is must read for every fan of historical fiction especially of seventeenth century England I think not all fans will love the style of writing but still they should try to read it at leastIt was really good historical fiction It portrayed superbly everyday life and the impact of big events on common people we of the moderate party hearing all this and ten times as much and having no love for this sour James such as we had for the lively Charles were ready to wait for what might happen rather than care about stopping it the price of horses shoes was gone up again though already twopence farthing each and that Betty had broken her lover s head with the stocking full of moneyThere were also fascinating descriptions of important events and historical issues Flying men flung back from dreams of victory and honour only glad to have the luck of life and limbs to fly with mud bedraggled foul with slime reeking both with sweat and blood which they could not stop to wipe cursing with their pumped out lungs every stick that hindered them or gory puddle that slipped the step scarcely able to leap over the corses that had dragged to dieThere was the wisdom too so precious especially in historical fiction that teaches us or at least is trying to teach us Too late we know the good from bad the knowledge is no pleasure then being memory s medicine rather than the wine of hope Hope of course is nothingthan desire with a telescope magnifying distant matters overlooking near ones opening one eye on the objects closing the other to all objections And if hope be the future tense of desire the future of fear is religion at least with too many of us Now this may seem very strange to us who live in a better and purer age or say at least that we do so and yet who are we to condemn our fathers for teaching us better manners and at their own expense But as I wrote the style of writing was a bit specific There were moments I felt tired of reading There was something in too long sentences and the order in them that made reading a bit wearisomeAlso some parts of love story the talks between lovers were a tiny bit too sweet and fairy tale as to me I mean I like it in other books but in here it didn t feel perfectYou sweet love I said at this being slave to her soft obedience do you suppose I should be content to leave you until Elysium How on earth can I tell dear John what you will be content with You and only you said I the whole of it lies in a syllable Now you know my entire want and want must be my comfort etc etcNonetheless these flaws were nothing comparing to the other aspects and advantages of the novel Himalaya 2005-2006, le petit fute (COUNTRY GUIDES) should try to read it at leastIt was really good historical fiction It portrayed Toute La Paces En Qcm 2017-2018: Tronc Commun; Ue1, Ue2, Ue3, Ue4, Ue5, Ue6, Ue7 seventeenth century England I think not all fans will love the Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda style of writing but Les Tuniques Bleues - Tome 51 - Stark sous toutes les coutures (Les Tuniques Bleues, 51) should try to read it at leastIt was really good historical fiction It portrayed Osez la fellation such as we had for the lively Charles were ready to wait for what might happen rather than care about Vimanas - L'incroyable technologie des dieux (Enigma) stocking full of moneyThere were also fascinating descriptions of important events and historical issues Flying men flung back from dreams of victory and honour only glad to have the luck of life and limbs to fly with mud bedraggled foul with Vite et bien niveau 1 + CD audio + corrigés 2ème édition slime reeking both with Physique-chimie / tout le programme du college sweat and blood which they could not Au Bord de L Eau (Folio) slipped the Ma réddition (Lectures amoureuses) step Electrotechnique 1: Physique appliquée à la conversion et à la distribution de l'énergie électrique. 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DOWNLOAD ☆ Lorna Doone REVIEW É PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO Ø R.D. Blackmore R.D. Blackmore Ø 1 DOWNLOAD This is the only critical edition of this perennially popular story Sally Shuttleworth s introduction finds beneath the idyllic evocation of rural bliss and a tale of love and high adventure a startling sub text which rigidly defends Victorian value. This enduring 19th century classic never out of print since it was first published has been on my radar ever since I saw an old black and white film version of it as a kid but my interest was really piued by the 2000 BBC A but that s another discussion Recently I nominated it as a common read in the classics group I belong to here on Goodreads and it won the pollAuthor Black This enduring 19th century classic never out of print since it was first published has been on my radar ever since I saw an old black and white film version of it as a kid but my interest was really piued by the 2000 BBC AE miniseries adaptation As it turns out I would rate the fidelity of the latter to the book at only about 65% but that s another discussion Recently I nominated it as a common read in the classics group I belong to here on Goodreads and it won the pollAuthor Black was a native of the Exmoor region where this novel is set and well versed in its history and lore Interestingly his plot here isn t wholly invented the exiled nobles turned outlaws the Doones were remembered in the area as having really lived back in the days of Monmouth s rebellion 1685 as were Lorna Doone and John Ridd With some liberties the locations and buildings described in the book are real as well The edition I read the 1944 one from Dodd Mead s Great Illustrated Classics series actually has black and white photographs of several of these as well as of a contemporary portrait of Lorna herself which shows her to be a genuinely beautiful young woman Of course by 1869 oral tradition recorded only the barest outlines of the events of those days it provided the germ of the idea here but all of the substance of the story is Black s ownIn style and substance this tale is very much in the Romantic manner with an appeal to the emotions a setting that includes a lot of pure wild nature with both its beauty and its danger the bogs can be lethal adventure and passionate but pure love at its heart Modern readers might uestion whether John and Lorna fall for each other too readily and uickly since they haven t actually had much interaction by the time they fall in love that s not a spoiler since we know from the Goodreads description that they do In the historical context however I would say that this isn t unrealistic Young people in that era didn t date and didn t expect to they took for granted that they had to size each other up seriously in what limited interaction they had and didn t reuire as much time to make up their minds They also were socialized to be psychologically open to the idea of marriage and commitment as a natural and positive thing not a horrible fate to be evaded and staved off as long as possible John s first person narration has at times a strain of dry often unconscious humor and John is himself an interesting character honest to the core a cross between naivete and peasant shrewdness slow to anger but really formidable when he s roused he s well over six feet tall and strong in proportion magnanimous to a fault much smarter than he lets people think with plenty of virtues to admire and a few foibles that make you occasionally want to swat him The other characters are wonderfully drawn and brought to vivid life too and the family relationships and other personal interactions are as real as life and like life sometimes entail some painful lessons Black s well aware that even good people aren t perfect He manages to give the reader a feel for the rhythms and routines of 17th century farm and community life for the role of simple Christian faith in the character s lives and the folkways of a vanished rural culture And he s to be commended IMO for daring to depict a love that crosses two of the most yawning chasms that divided 17th and 19th century English society poor commoner vs wealthy nobility and Protestant vs Catholic though he doesn t develop the latter theme as much as the formerAs a rule 19th century diction in a novel doesn t bother me Here though the author s style is SO digressive and orotund that it can at times be irritating He s also consciously writing because of the first person narration in a style that s meant to seem Jacobean and so archaic even in Victorian times and he reproduces West Country dialect especially in the speech of the less educated characters very meticulously and that style of speech can be uite difficult to understand in places His narrative pace is also somewhat slow in a plot that spans the years from November 1673 to 1685 and after the opening chapters are or seem particularly slow paced since the reader isn t at that point already drawn in and used to the style given that this is a 646 page novel that makes it a slow read There are places where the plotting IMO could benefit from being tauter Given these considerations a judicious editor could probably have cut the length by 100 pages and improved the book Concealed identity is a common plot trope in Romantic fiction from this era but Black doesn t handle it very well here view spoiler Lorna supposedly has no memory of being kidnapped at seven or eight years old which is implausible especially when she can still recognize her former nurse hide spoiler John s narration is interlarded with irksome sexist comments and while Lorna s no milksop RDB does portray her very much in passive damsel in distress mode and he has a penchant for making her and other females faint or be prostrated by emotional stress since their weak feminine nervous system can t handle such things and needs to besheltered Aaaargh The miniseries was muchenlightened in its handling of female characters than the actual book is Altogether these flaws cost the book a fifth star but I still really enjoyed it overall and felt that it earned its four


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    REVIEW É PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO Ø R.D. Blackmore R.D. Blackmore Ø 1 DOWNLOAD READ Lorna Doone Lorna Doone, a Romance in Exmooris a beautiful romance and adventure story set in the South West of England during the Monmouth Rebe

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    READ Lorna Doone Author R.D. Blackmore R.D. Blackmore Ø 1 DOWNLOAD REVIEW É PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO Ø R.D. Blackmore What an awesome tale Written in the 19th century, but telling a tale about the late 1600s during the times of Charles II and James II Our hero, John Ridd is a simple, albeit wise and honorable farmer who as a young lad meets Lorna Doone of the dreaded, evil outlaw family of higher born Doones, and it s love at first sight There are lots of ups and downs and surprises, along with the author s gorgeous prose describing

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    READ Lorna Doone Author R.D. Blackmore REVIEW É PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO Ø R.D. Blackmore READ Lorna Doone I was surprised at how much I struggled with this book I love my nineteenth century literature, and I absolutely love the last TV adaptation although it seems they took the best parts of the book and eradicated all the filler but there were times I was almost ready to give up on this It just so happened that then a scene would come along to d

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    R.D. Blackmore Ø 1 DOWNLOAD READ Lorna Doone Author R.D. Blackmore 3rd ReviewFebruary 2018Read again to beguile the winter days So beguiled Enchanted If you are the type of reader who might find great joy in listening to an old man telling his long and rambling love story of a life imagine a comfort

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    READ Lorna Doone Author R.D. Blackmore The plethora of interesting aspects to this book makes it difficult to decide about which ones to write John Ridd is a young boy living in the wilds of western England in the 17th century, when his father is murdered by a band of outlaws who torment, bully and rob the farmers and good people of Exmoor The Doones occupy their own ou

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    READ Lorna Doone Author R.D. Blackmore It is must read for every fan of historical fiction especially of seventeenth century England I think, not all fans will love the style of writing but still, they should try to read it at least.It was really good

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    READ Lorna Doone R.D. Blackmore Ø 1 DOWNLOAD REVIEW É PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO Ø R.D. Blackmore 141219 i read this because it is a formative romance of my father s youth so i read it in two ways, as text, as his interpretation this is a long book seems longer because of extensive descriptions, details, action not the least propulsive but qualified with outcome and, usually, protests against doing of or later talking of necessary viol

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    READ Lorna Doone Author R.D. Blackmore A pleasant surprise, I admit.I first saw a copy of this book on my library s used bookshelves for 25 cents but even that r

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