English novelist. His romance Lorna Doone (1869), set on Exmoor, southwest England, in the late 17th century, won him lasting popularity.
He published 13 other novels, including Cradock Nowell (1866), The Maid of Sker (1872), Alice Lorraine (1875), and Springhaven (1887).
Blackmore was born in Longworth, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), and studied at Oxford University, then became a barrister. When his health broke down, he turned to literary work and market gardening in Teddington, Middlesex.
He published several unsuccessful volumes of poetry before turning to fiction. His first novel was the successful Clara Vaughan (1864), and his other novels include Cripps the Carrier (1876), Christowell (1882), Perlycross (1894), Tales from the Telling House (1896), and Dariel (1897).
Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by R D Blackmore
Born in Berkshire, the son of a clergyman, Blackmore was educated at school in Tiverton, where he was head boy, and at Exeter...
Blackmore is best remembered for his novel Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor (3 vols., 1869), which brought him fame...
1825-1900 English novelist Born in Longworth, Berkshire, he was educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, and Exeter College, Oxford. He was called to