The O'Brien's lived in a mining community and were constantly trying to better themselves and keep from going into a state of poverty which was common in their neighbourhood. The son John fell in love with a young woman who was far above himself in social and economic standing. This is a wonderfully told story of social and economic struggles. Although the theme was typical of the place and time, the story is well told and the authour knows her subject.
This report prepared by Colleen Naqshbandi
The story is about the struggle of the romance between John O'Brien and Mary Llewellyn who come from different classes and how through tragedy they come together and show that class can be overcome and love conquers all.
This report prepared by linda agar