Ross Poldark
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Ross Poldark

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Ross Poldark is the first novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner.

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 . . .

Ross Poldark is followed by Demelza, the second novel in this evocative series set in 18th century Cornwall.

'From the incomparable Winston Graham . . . who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' Guardian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 33.02mm | 317.51g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0330463292
  • 9780330463294
  • 1,315

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Ross is one of literature's great heroes . . . [with] elements of Darcy, Heathcliff, Rhett Butler and Robin Hood -- Debbie Horsfield
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About Winston Graham

Winston Graham was the author of more than forty novels, including The Walking Stick, Angell, Pearl and Little God, Stephanie and Tremor. His novels have been widely translated and his famous Poldark series has been developed into two television series shown in twenty-four countries. Many of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the OBE. He died in July 2003.
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Rating details

16,570 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 36% (5,954)
4 43% (7,158)
3 17% (2,879)
2 3% (454)
1 1% (125)

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"Here we become acquainted with Ross Poldark and the life, society, and natural beauty of Cornwall. Ross returns from America in 1783, world-weary, a wounded ex-soldier seeking the security of home and hearth to recoup his spirit. For a time, he is emotionally adrift as he goes about the business of making needed improvements to the family estate and opening a mine. Through Winston Graham's writing, you become fully immersed in the lives of Ross, his relations, and friends. Like a fine wine, the story gets better in the telling. Highly recommended. "show more
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