|About the Book|
Fascinating as social history- with a tragic ending. Unable to reconcile her love for a Catholic with his faith the pagan heroine kills herself. Thinking her death an accident, the Catholic hero becomes a Jesuit. This book was written in 1898, but it definitely doesnt read as a story set at the dawn of the twentieth century. In the distinction made between Catholics and others, it seems to be set much further back in time. But maybe it is accurately describing a pre-Vatican Two world, in which such a mixed marriage would indeed be almost impossible.