THE UNCROWNED QUEEN OF IRELAND
by JOYCE MARLOW 334 pages. Saturday Review Press.
How remote, how quaint the well-behaved Irish rebellion of Charles Stewart Parnell seems today, with its motto, "Home Rule," and its hope of working out a decent compromise through the parliamentary system. Yet how much more remote, how much more quaint must appear the Great Love that brought down Parnell and his causethe ten-year affair he conducted with Katharine O'Shea, another Irishman's wife.
The Parnell legend, so peculiarly suited to the romantic side of 19th century politics and the sentimental side...