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Clara Vaughan - Volume 1

R. D. Blackmore

Book Overview: 

Clara Vaughan, the young heroine, narrator, and namesake for R. D. Blackmore’s early detective novel, is determined to solve the mystery of her father’s murder—a crime that occurred when she was only 10 years of age. The book gives an account of Clara’s adventures, romances, and encounters with many eccentric characters, when, years later, she devotes herself to unraveling the mystery.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .For miles, the earth lay white and wan, with nothing to part life from death. No step was on the snow, no wind among the trees; fences, shrubs, and hillocks were as wrinkles in a winding-sheet, and every stark branch had like me its own cold load to carry.

But on the left, just in sight from the gable-window, was a spot, black as midnight, in the billowy snow. It was the spring which had stored for me the footprints. Perhaps I was superstitious then; the omen was accepted. Suddenly a last gleam from the dauntless sun came through the ancient glass, and flung a crimson spot upon my breast. It was the red heart, centre of our shield, won with Coeur de Lion.

Oh scutcheons, blazonments, and other gewgaws, by which men think to ennoble daylight murders, how long shall fools account it honour to be tattooed with you? Mercy, fellow-feeling, truth, humility, virtues that never flap their wings, but shrink lest they should know they. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I am so thrilled to have discovered an author whose work is new to me! I am a huge fan of Victorian English literature, and I finally discovered R. D. Blackmore. His characterization is on par with Wilkie Collins, but with even more depth and richness. Now I can never forget Mrs. Shelfer—the animal-

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,

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. B