Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor.
With a new preface written by the author for this edition.
An attractively bound later edition of R. D. Blackmore’s classic romance, inspired by the legends of North Devon and Somerset associated with Exmoor. It was initially published in a three-volume edition to little acclaim in 1869, but the one-volume edition issued the following year quickly sold out, ensuring the author’s subsequent fame. The novel, notable for its use of local dialect and sometimes archaic language, and which has been the basis for seven film versions and three BBC adaptations, has been continuously in print since publication.
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3 volumes, octavo. Bound in mid 20th-century blue half calf, marbled sides, titles to spines and boards gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spines a touch sunned, internally fresh; an excellent set.