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"Convict" by George Payne Rainsford James is a gripping tale of betrayal, redemption, and ultimately, forgiveness. The story follows the life of a young man who is wrongfully accused of a crime and sentenced to a life of hard labor in a penal colony. Through his struggles and relationships with fellow convicts, he discovers the true meaning of resilience and perseverance.

The character development in this novel is truly outstanding, as the main protagonist undergoes a powerful transformation from a bitter and vengeful man to one filled with compassion and understanding. The author's descriptive writing style beautifully brings to life the harsh conditions of the penal colony and the moral dilemmas faced by the characters.

Overall, "Convict" is a thought-provoking and emotionally charged read that will leave readers reflecting on the power of forgiveness and the resilience of the human spirit. George Payne Rainsford James has crafted a compelling narrative that is both captivating and heart-wrenching. Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction and tales of redemption.

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As young Lord Hadley and his companion Edward Dudley travel along a dark, coastal road, they encounter a young girl pinioned by a fallen wall. They rescue her and alert her father, stationed on the cliff-top, apparently watching for something or someone, before continuing their journey to the home of Sir Arthur Adelon. What was the girl doing out alone at night? What was her father's business on the cliff? Who is the sinister-looking stranger that young Edgar Adelon spots at the home of his beloved? And does Dudley have a chance with the beautiful heiress Eda, or have her affections been won by his wealthy patron? As tensions rise between Lord and tutor, tragedy strikes and the harsh reality of the penal system is laid bare. With the backdrop of political unrest and the growing Chartist movement, this tale has intrigue, romance and passion.

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