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Lorna Doone

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The epic qualities of Lorna Doone – seen both in its extreme archetypal characters as well as in the action and language itself – are what makes it such a riveting adventure throughout. Just as the boy John Ridd climbed the waterfall into an almost fairytale world of evil Doones and the enchanting Lorna; so we are drawn into Blackmore’s fictional drama, which is at the same time both real and magical. Notice how John’s narrative and actions – at times grandly poetic and heroic, at others urbane and pragmatic – allow the lyrical and the down-to-earth qualities of the story to co-exist side by side to brilliant comic effect.
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