The Collegians (Crime Classics)

The Collegians (Crime Classics)


A romantic melodrama set in rural eire within the early nineteenth century, this complex story of affection, contention, secrecy, and betrayal, based on a true case of 1829, used to be probably the most winning thrillers of its day
 
Young Hardress Cregan is a collegian and a rogue, with a depraved, roving eye. even if he's relationship his filthy rich cousin Anne, he has additionally launched into a passionate love affair with the lowly—but very beautiful—Eily O'Connor. Hardress understands that his family members might by no means approve of this fit and he may still abandon his new fancy, yet his lust overwhelms his sense of right and wrong and he embarks on a deadly deception—secretly marrying Eily, whereas succumbing to his mother's machinations and changing into engaged to Anne. How will Hardress extricate himself from this predicament? with his hunchback half-brother, Danny Mann, he hatches a dangerous conspiracy. initially released in 1829, and encouraged by way of a celebrated legal case, this novel used to be a sensation in its day, making Killarney a vacationer appeal, and its exciting plot—involving love, contention, secrecy, and betrayal—inspiring many imitations.

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