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Roland Cashel Volume II (of II)   By: (1806-1872)

Roland Cashel Volume II (of II) by Charles James Lever

Roland Cashel Volume II (of II) by Charles James Lever continues the exciting journey and adventures of the titular character as he navigates through the complex world of 19th century Ireland. The second volume picks up where the first left off, delving deeper into Roland's personal growth, relationships, and moral dilemmas.

Charles James Lever's vivid descriptions of the Irish countryside, society, and political unrest bring the setting to life, creating a rich backdrop for Roland's escapades. The author's knack for storytelling shines through in the engaging plot twists and dramatic turns of events that keep the reader eagerly turning pages.

Despite its length, Roland Cashel Volume II remains engrossing and entertaining, offering a mix of romance, humor, and suspense. The character development is well-executed, with Roland evolving into a more complex and nuanced protagonist as he faces new challenges and confronts his own flaws.

Overall, Roland Cashel Volume II is a satisfying conclusion to the duology, delivering a compelling narrative that captivates readers until the very end. Charles James Lever's masterful storytelling and richly drawn characters make this historical novel a must-read for fans of classic literature.

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ROLAND CASHEL

By Charles James Lever

With Illustrations By Phiz.

In Two Volumes. Vol. II.

ROLAND CASHEL.

CHAPTER I. AN "UNLIMITED" MONARCHY

And at last they find out, to their greatest surprise, That't is easier far to be "merry than wise."

Bell: Images.

"Here is Mr. Cashel; here he is!" exclaimed a number of voices, as Roland, with a heart full of indignant anger, ascended the terrace upon which the great drawing room opened, and at every window of which stood groups of his gay company. Cashel looked up, and beheld the crowd of pleased faces wreathed into smiles of gracious welcome, and then he suddenly remembered that it was he who had invited all that brilliant assemblage; that, for him , all those winning graces were assumed; and that his gloomy thoughts, and gloomier looks, were but a sorry reception to offer them.

With a bold effort, then, to shake off the load that oppressed him, he approached one of the windows, where Mrs. Kennyfeck and her two daughters were standing, with a considerable sprinkling of young dragoons around them.

"We are not to let you in, Mr. Cashel," said Mrs. Kennyfeck, from within. "There has been a vote of the House against your admission."

"Not, surely, to condemn me unheard," said Roland; "I might even say, unaccused... Continue reading book >>


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