The New Student's Reference Work/Blackmore, Richard Doddridge


Black′more, Richard Doddridge, a well-known novelist, was born in Berkshire, England, in 1825, and graduated at Exeter College, Oxford. He studied law, and was called to the bar, but practiced only a short time. He was fond of gardening, and so, in his novels, his descriptions of nature are his best efforts. With the exception of Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor, his works lack movement and life. Lorna Doone however, is considered one of the best romances in the English language. Other stories are Springhaven, Alice Lorraine and The Maid of Sker. He has also translated the Georgics of Vergil. He died Jan, 20, 1900.