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 profitable thrillers of its day
 
Young Hardress Cregan is a collegian and a rogue, with a depraved, roving eye. even supposing he's dating 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 relations could by no means approve of this fit and he may still abandon his new fancy, yet his lust overwhelms his judgment of right and wrong and he embarks on a deadly deception—secretly marrying Eily, whereas succumbing to his mother's machinations and turning into engaged to Anne. How will Hardress extricate himself from this limitation? with his hunchback half-brother, Danny Mann, he hatches a perilous conspiracy. initially released in 1829, and encouraged by means of a celebrated felony case, this novel used to be a sensation in its day, making Killarney a vacationer allure, and its exciting plot—involving love, competition, secrecy, and betrayal—inspiring many imitations.

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