Paul King, an Irish landowner, is dying; his wife is half his age. He has not allowed his wealth to spread ease or comfort. When he dies, his handsome young workman Paul is urged by a cunning mother to move in on the vulnerable young widow.
The Power of Darkness reflects a fallen world. The title is a description of the force that drives it; sexual ignorance and the old fear of famine lead to irrational greed, coupled with the need for redemption.Vom Verlag:
In an old Irish farmhouse, the wealthy but ailing Peter King and his second young wife, Eileen are surrounded at close quarters by the smothering attentions of "interested" parties, from Paddy the casual labourer to Paul, a handsome young workman.
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