R. D. Blackmore
2) Lorna Doone
Author R. D. Blackmore first rose to widespread literary acclaim with Lorna Doone, his historical saga following the Doone family of England's West Country. He broadens his creative canvas even more in the epic Clara Vaughn. In it, the plucky protagonist sets about solving the mystery that has defined her entire life: who is responsible for the death of her father? But every time Clara comes closer to solving this puzzle, she is dragged into yet...
Although R.D. Blackmore is most strongly associated with romantic fiction set in the bucolic English countryside, this novel deviates significantly from his typical formula. Set in the harsh desert environment of the Western U.S. in the mid-1800s, Erema follows the travails of a young British girl and her father who get lost while looking for an old family friend. Will Erema survive to clear up the suspicious circumstances besmirching her...
Take a trip back in time to nineteenth-century Yorkshire in this emotionally engaging tale from British author R.D. Blackmore. Mary Anerley follows the life of the protagonist of the same name as she faces down the challenges of coming of age in an isolated rural environment.
Set in rural Oxfordshire, Cripps, the Carrier centers around a diabolical kidnapping plot set in motion by nefarious lawyer Luke Sharp. However, an eccentric salt-of-the-earth type named Cripps catches wind of the scheme. Will he be able to stymie Sharp's crime before it's too late?
Fans of R. D. Blackmore's masterpiece of historical fiction, Lorna Doone, will love this novel, which also takes place in 17th century England and follows the fate of a plucky female protagonist who hopes to find true love amidst a brutal feud between warring tribes.
In this humorous excerpt from the novel Slain by the Doones, the protagonist has a very memorable experience trying to capture and vanquish a prize fish that seems to be quite unwilling to part with its watery home. It's a small masterpiece that highlights Blackmore's unparalleled skill with local color and country folk.
English author R.D. Blackmore is best remembered for his popular novel Lorna Doone, a sweeping romance and action-adventure tale. This short story returns to the world Blackmore created in that novel, depicting a tragic episode that unfolds in a majestic mountainous region of Wales.
Set in the Exmoor region among the moors and hills of southwest England, R. D. Blackmore's novel Slain by the Doones is an effortless and exciting amalgamation of action, adventure and romance, served up with a heavy dose of local culture and custom.