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Clara Vaughan

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3.70  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published June 29th 2008 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1864)
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Tristram Shandy
At the End, It Became Quite Refreshing

That is when I started leafing more and more quickly through the final pages instead of reading every word of those plodding, senselessly meandering descriptions, thereby creating a draught of air that roguishly tickled my nose and kept me gently awake.

Unlike the author, who did not think of letting his readers off the hook so easily but kept them wriggling on a fishing rod that had no bait at all to it, I’ll try and give this book short shrift. I’ll give Bl
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antiquarian reverie
Very suspenseful & with lots of twists.
When I was looking at writing my review for Mary Elizabeth Braddon's (MEB) Eleanor's Victory (1863) several weeks ago, I noticed that R.D. Blackmore's novel Clara Vaughan was thought to be written by Braddon, which it was not. Clara Vaughan was Blackmore's first novel written in 1853 but was not published until 1864 & then it was done anonymously. After reading both novels, I can see why they thought Braddon the author. In MEB & this novel, there is a sens
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eleventeen
Oct 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: classics
Victober continues! This was a ton of fun, it felt like a serialized novel, very dramatic sections Murder! Intrigue! An entire chapter dedicated to the best dog ever! (I WOULD DIE FOR YOU GIUDICE) Revenge! Friendship!

Lol, this is not going to change your life but damn it was like reading a tv show, one you watch for the plot twists, one you don't examine too hard for characterization or expect the marks of human insight from. And still, there are some wonderful metaphors and turns of phrase, wh
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K.
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So much fun. Not quite the heart I adore in Lorna Doone, the characters aren't nearly as lovable, but still a wonderful read if you like old British fiction. Pages flew by, kept me reading.

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Julie
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Sadly the endless pages of dialect put me off. It’s a thing with Victorian books, and you generally have to swallow it: they didn’t mean to be patronising and snobbish even if that’s how it comes across nowadays. In many cases, it seems to have been a genuine attempt to ventriloquise local people. But honestly I just couldn’t stand the interminable effort to make sense of the dialogue, coupled with the plodding humour, stroppy heroine and terrible one-dimensional caricatures of ‘loyal and kindly ...more
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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 ...more

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