Never Call It Loving
The Immortal Love Story of Kitty O'Shea and Charles ParnelleBook - 2013
Dorothy Edens acclaimed biographical novel is both an account of the illicit love affair that scandalized Victorian England and the gripping account of the rise and fall of one of Irelands greatest political leaders Katharine O'Shea is an unhappily married young mother of three when she meets Charles Stewart Parnell, the uncrowned king of Ireland. They couldnt be more different. Kitty is from an aristocratic English family. Born in County Wicklow to Protestant gentry, Parnell is a passionate crusader for Irelands oppressed poor. But their first encounter leaves them both with the certainty that something momentous has occurred.Before long, theyre engaged in a forbidden liaison--one that will have profound ramifications for Kittys personal life and Charless brilliant political career. As their love affair plays out on the world stage, scandal and a scorned husbands revenge conspire to destroy everything Charles has worked to achieve for the Irish.Set against the tumultuous backdrop of late-nineteenth-century England and Ireland, Dorothy Edens most ambitious novel weaves a passionate, heartbreaking story of a larger-than-life man and woman whose only crime is falling in love.
Publisher: New York : Open Road, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.