Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor

Richard Doddridge BLACKMORE (1825 - 1900)

"If anybody cares to read a simple tale told simply" ... thus opens Lorna Doone, one of the best love stories ever written. The novel has inspired at least ten movies and mini-series. "John (in West Country dialect this is pronounced Jan) Ridd is the son of a respectable farmer who was murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone clan, a once-noble family now living in the isolated Doone Valley. Battling his desire for revenge, John also grows into a respectable farmer and continues to take good care of his mother and two sisters. He falls hopelessly in love with Lorna, a girl he meets quite by accident, who turns out to be not only the granddaughter of Sir Ensor Doone (lord of the Doones), but destined to marry (against her will) the impetuous, menacing, and now jealous heir of the Doone Valley, Carver Doone. Carver will let nothing get in the way of his marriage to Lorna, which he plans to force upon her once Sir Ensor dies and he comes into his inheritance". Summary from Wikipedia, adapted by Stav Nisser.

Genre(s): Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface humeangel
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Play 01 01 - Elements Of Education humeangel
00:11:13
Play 02 02 - An Important Item Shirley Anderson
00:20:05
Play 03 03 - The Warpath Of The Doones Shirley Anderson
00:27:10
Play 04 04 - A Very Rash Visit MichelleHarris
00:19:03
Play 05 05 - An Illegal Settlement MichelleHarris
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Play 06 06 - Necessary Practice MichelleHarris
00:17:01
Play 07 07 - Hard It Is To Climb Landii
00:25:51
Play 08 08 - A Boy And A Girl MichelleHarris
00:16:48
Play 09 09 - There Is No Place Like Home MichelleHarris
00:15:31
Play 10 10 - A Brave Rescue And A Rough Ride daisy55
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Play 11 11 - Tom Deserves His Supper daisy55
00:21:28
Play 12 12 - A Man Justly Popular MichelleHarris
00:24:43
Play 13 13 - Master Huckaback Comes In MichelleHarris
00:22:21
Play 14 14 - A Motion Which Ends In A Mull MichelleHarris
00:11:22
Play 15 15 - Master Huckaback Fails Of Warrant Rachel Lintern
00:24:15
Play 16 16 - Lorna Grows Formidable Chloey Winters
00:12:45
Play 17 17 - John Is Clearly Bewitched Landii
00:17:06
Play 18 18 - Witchery Leads To Witchcraft MichelleHarris
00:11:25
Play 19 19 - Another Dangerous Interview MichelleHarris
00:15:21
Play 20 20 - Lorna Begins Her Story MichelleHarris
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Play 21 21 - Lorna Ends Her Story MichelleHarris
00:21:02
Play 22 22 - A Long Spring Month MichelleHarris
00:17:23
Play 23 23 - A Royal Invitation Rachel Lintern
00:23:00
Play 24 24 - A Safe Pass For King's Messenger Landii
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Play 25 25 - A Great Man Attends To Business Landii
00:19:15
Play 26 26 - John Is Drained And Cast Aside Landii
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Play 27 27 - Home Again At Last Landii
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Play 28 28 - John Has Hope Of Lorna MichelleHarris
00:27:25
Play 29 29 - Reaping Leads To Revelling daisy55
00:25:24
Play 30 30 - Annie Gets The Best Of It daisy55
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Play 31 31 - John Fry's Errand MichelleHarris
00:30:23
Play 32 32 - Feeding Of The Pigs MichelleHarris
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Play 33 33 - An Early Morning Calling MichelleHarris
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Play 34 34 - Two Negatives Make An Affirmative MichelleHarris
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Play 35 35 - Ruth Is Not Like Lorna daisy55
00:20:09
Play 36 36 - John Returns To Business Landii
00:15:02
Play 37 37 - A Very Desperate Venture Landii
00:26:34
Play 38 38 - A Good Turn For Jeremy Landii
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Play 39 39 - A Troubled State And A Foolish Joke daisy55
00:42:36
Play 40 40 - Two Fools Together daisy55
00:29:10
Play 41 41 - Cold Comfort Fran
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Play 42 42 - The Great Winter daisy55
00:30:41
Play 43 43 - Not Too Soon daisy55
00:26:32
Play 44 44 - Brought Home At Last daisy55
00:24:47
Play 45 45 - A Change Long Needed Landii
00:18:12
Play 46 46 - Squire Faggus Makes Some Lucky Hits Landii
00:22:50
Play 47 47 - Jeremy In Danger Landii
00:22:02
Play 48 48 - Every Man Must Defend Himself Landii
00:21:40
Play 49 49 - Maiden Sentinels Are Best Landii
00:18:26
Play 50 50 - A Merry Meeting A Sad One Landii
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Play 51 51 - A Visit From The Counsellor Rachel Lintern
00:24:26
Play 52 52 - The Way To Make The Cream Rise Rachel Lintern
00:21:30
Play 53 53 - Jeremy Finds Out Something MichelleHarris
00:26:44
Play 54 54 - Mutual Discomfiture MichelleHarris
00:30:49
Play 55 55 - Getting Into Chancery daisy55
00:26:40
Play 56 56 - John Becomes Too Popular daisy55
00:38:21
Play 57 57 - Lorna Knows Her Nurse MichelleHarris
00:36:17
Play 58 58 - Master Huckaback's Secret MichelleHarris
00:27:06
Play 59 59 - Lorna Gone Away MichelleHarris
00:31:48
Play 60 60 - Annie Luckier Than John Liz Lassetter
00:19:39
Play 61 61 - Therefore He Seeks Comfort MichelleHarris
00:18:06
Play 62 62 - The King Must Not Be Prayed For MichelleHarris
00:27:28
Play 63 63 - John Is Worsted By The Women MichelleHarris
00:21:51
Play 64 64 - Slaughter In The Marshes MichelleHarris
00:22:02
Play 65 65 - Falling Among Lambs MichelleHarris
00:23:22
Play 66 66 - Suitable Devotion Anna Roberts
00:22:36
Play 67 67 - Lorna Still Is Lorna Anna Roberts
00:18:00
Play 68 68 - John Is John No Longer Anna Roberts
00:23:13
Play 69 69 - Not To Be Put Up With gfairch511
00:19:14
Play 70 70 - Compelled to Volunteer daisy55
00:25:29
Play 71 71 - A Long Account Settled daisy55
00:18:00
Play 72 72 - The Counsellor And The Carver daisy55
00:24:05
Play 73 73 - How To Get Out Of Chancery daisy55
00:17:44
Play 74 74 - Driven Beyond Endurance daisy55
00:22:12
Play 75 75 - Life And Lorna Come Again daisy55
00:29:27