RD Blackmore Papers c1850-1900
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Richard Doddridge Blackmore was an English novelist and poet, Blackmore wrote several novels and many volumes of poetry, but is chiefly known for the historical romance Lorna Doone (1869) set on Exmoor. From the description of Richard Doddridge Blackmore letter, 26 Jan. 1895. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 429679657 Richard Doddridge Blackmore, British novelist and fruit farmer, best known for his Lorna Doone. From the description of R. D. Blackmore ma...
Blackmore was educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, and Exeter College Oxford. He began his career as a lawyer, but occasional epileptic fits impeded his progress and instead he worked firstly as a schoolmaster and later as a fruit-grower at Teddington, where he lived for the rest of his life. Besides Lorna Doone, which was published in 1869, he published thirteen other novels, plus a number of short stories, poems and translations from the classics. He married Lucy Maguire, but had no childr...