Date: January 2016
Duration: 19 hours 49 minutes
Set against the background of the Irish famine in the 1840's, the novel tells of the tangled relationships between Clara Desmond, Herbert Fitzgerald and his cousin Owen Fitzgerald. Clara - whose previously 'great' family is almost bankrupt - is initially attracted to Owen, but whose dissolute lifestyle is a handicap. The matter is further complicated by the fact that Lady Desmond, Clara's mother, is in love with Owen.