R.D. Blackmore





R.D. Blackmore

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born
in Longworth, Berkshire, The United Kingdom
June 07, 1825

died
December 13, 1901

gender
male

genre

influences
Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott


About this author

Richard Doddridge Blackmore, referred to most commonly as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of his generation. Over the course of his career, Blackmore achieved a close following around the world. He won literary merit and acclaim for his vivid descriptions and personification of the countryside, sharing with Thomas Hardy a Western England background and a strong sense of regional setting in his works.[1] Noted for his eye for and sympathy with nature, critics of the time described this as one of the most striking features of his writings.

Blackmore, a popular novelist of the second half of the nineteenth century, often referred to as the "Last Victorian", acted as pioneer of the new romantic movement in fiction t...more


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More books by R.D. Blackmore…
“...because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing? ”
R.D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor

“It seemed to me that if the lawyers failed to do their duty, they ought to pay people for waiting upon them, instead of making them pay for it.”
R.D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor
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“May be we are not such fools as we look. But though we be, we are well content, so long as we may be two fools together.”
R.D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor

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