A dynasty destroyed by love.
A once-grand house, reduced to ruins.
1731: When his youngest son is killed in a tragic accident, Sir William Keyt, master of Morton House, buries himself in his fortune. He builds a second vast mansion in his grounds, squandering money he does not have on luxury his family does not want.
Keyt has long been blind to the desires of others. His eldest son has fallen in love with their young maidservant, Molly Johnson, a ray of light in a household dimmed by tragedy. Keyt want Molly for himself and, driven mad with lust and jealousy, he will do anything to hove her…
This is the tragic story of Burnt Norton.