'Unless you can muse in a crowd all day on the absent face that fixed you...
unless you can die when the dream is past, oh, never call it loving.'
With these words began a magnificent love affair that scandalized nineteenth-century England. From the moment they met, Charles Parnell, 'uncrowned King of Ireland,' and Katharine O'Shea, beautiful young wife of one of his Irish colleagues, were swept up into a turbulent, overpowering love which brought them public scorn and private grief.
Dorothy Eden's story of star-crossed lovers 'exudes on every page an aura of the feverish passion which these two anything but prim Victorians felt for each other and which made them run such astonishing risks.' - Publishers Weekly
This Fawcett Crest paperback book is in very good condition with light spine creases and cover wear and tear.