Two second cousins together wrote many works that brilliantly captured late Victorian Anglo-Irish society. Elizabeth Bowen, for one, thought that one of their novels was the nearest thing to the Balzacian Great Irish Novel that has ever been written. In this novel, a Dublin beauty visits her country relations and becomes enmeshed in a love triangle. Discovering that her lover is already engaged, she marries on the rebound and is killed riding her horse. Name the authors and the title of this novel.
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