R. D. Blackmore
Clara Vaughan is a sensation novel by R. D. Blackmore, who later achieved lasting fame for another romantic novel, Lorna Doone. Clara Vaughan, his first novel, was written in 1853 and published anonymously in 1864. It was generally well received by the public, though some reviewers at the time believed ascribed it to Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Others criticised the author for not knowing about the law.