Cornwall in the 1780s - when powerful forces of revolution and reaction are at large in the world. Tired from a grim war in America; Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour; for his father is dead; his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which alters the whole course of his life... 'From the incomparable Winston Graham... who has everything that anyone else has; then a whole lot more' Guardian
Cornwall 1790. Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life. Accused of wrecking two ships; he is to stand trial at the Bodmin Assizes. Despite their stormy married life; Demelza has tried to rally support for her husband. But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted; not least George Warleggan; the powerful banker; whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense. From the incomparable Winston Graham.. who has everything that anyone else has; then a whole lot more Guardian.
Demelza Carne; the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble; is now his wife. But in the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry - and her husband - bring her confusion and heartache; despite the joy in the birth of their first child. Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of the mining communities - and sows the seed of an enduring enmity with powerful George Warleggan. 'From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has; then a whole lot more' Guardian
Cornwall 1792. Ross plunges into a highly speculative mining venture which threatens not only his family's financial security but also his turbulent marriage to Demelza. When Ross and Elizabeth's old attraction rekindles itself; Demelza retaliates by becoming dangerously involved with a handsome Scottish cavalry officer. With bankruptcy an increasingly real possibility; the Poldarks seem to be facing disaster on all fronts.
The Black Moon
Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth; now governess to Elizabeth's eldest son; grows to love Drake Carne; Demelza's brother; the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflic
The Four Swans
Cornwall 1795 -1799. Although Ross Poldark - now something of a war hero - seems secure in his hard-won prosperity; a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer for his wife Demelza. All four women - the four swans - whose lives touch Ross's face a crisis in these years. For his wife Demelza; his old love Elizabeth; for his friend's new wife Caroline and for the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth these are times of stress and conflict.
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