Ross Poldark

Ross Poldark

A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787

eBook - 2015
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Book 1 of the beloved Poldark novels - A forthcoming major new series on Masterpiece? on PBS? The enthralling first book behind Poldark, the major new TV series from Masterpiece on PBS... In the first novel in Winston Graham's hit series, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth-believing Ross to be dead-is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew. Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. With an unforgettable cast of characters that spans loves, lives, and generations, this extraordinary masterwork from Winston Graham is a story you will never forget.
Publisher: [United States] : Sourcebooks Inc : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
ISBN: 9781402249259
140224925X
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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tjdickey
Sep 18, 2018

Viewers of the hit TV series should love the books - very faithfully rendered onto the screen, and here with better and richer details of the individuals and their Cornwall lives.

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thebritlass
Sep 05, 2018

Love the series? Enjoy the book - and note with satisfaction how closely the screen version followed the first novel, while picking up interesting details - e.g. what is the age difference between Demelza and Ross? (10 years). How old was Demelza when they wed? (17).

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Kathrynsbraunstein
Jan 03, 2018

I enjoyed the PBS Poldark series very much. The acting was good and the scenery beautiful.
I reserved the book and could hardly wait to get into it especially since all the comments were so favorable. Let me tell you this book is one of the most boring books I ever read. There is not much plot and the author's attempts to write in the accents and expressions of the people of that area left ,e cold. I persevered until the third chapter and that was all I could take. A big disappointment.
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kyranthis
Mar 02, 2017

I watched the mini series before reading the book and really liked the story and feel. Now that it's read I like the book even more than the show! Graham has an easy comfortable writing style that really lets you focus on the characters. He goes from person to person without jarring you with a different personality all while creating very real very multifaceted characters. It left me hurrying to the next book.

DBRL_KatieL Nov 14, 2016

This book covers Ross Poldark's return to Cornwall, up to the Christmas he spends with his family, just before Demelza announces her pregnancy.

At times the phrases used to describe characters, or situations is humerus, especially when describing Jud or Purdie. Readers also get more of an inside look into Ross and Demelza's characters, and their relationship. The flow of the writing is very well done, the descriptions are detailed enough for readers to form images with out slowing down the story. You end this book feeling like the characters have grown, changed and will continue to do so, however it is not a cliff hanger. The style of writing makes a historical novel easy to read, understand, and very enjoyable. It was kinda refreshing to read a book with out entire chapters devoted to violence or sex.

JCLKatieS Oct 18, 2016

I love the TV show and the book! The show has been adapted from the novel for today's viewers but if you are into beautiful and lengthy descriptions of Cornwall and it's people, then the book will be right up your alley. I found that I understood Ross more after reading the book and plan to continue the series.

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ba_library
Jul 03, 2016

Wanted to read the books before I watched the TV series. Unfortunately, SPL only has the first 6 books (out of 12). Poldark is a British veteran of the American War for Independence. He returns home to Cornwall, England to take up copper mining. Great British setting with interesting characters and melodrama. Interested to read about his heirs and successors.

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melmccurdy
Jun 02, 2016

Perfectly British; there's something quite mystical about 18th century Cornwall. This ended up being quite lovely, the characters much more multifaceted than in the BBC series, and the development of Ross and Demelza is utterly romantic.
Can't wait to start book#2 and for season #2 to broadcast!

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BeckyR21
Feb 15, 2016

Very good. The TV show did a very good job taking the best of the book. Great characters. Looking forward to reading more, and to more of the TV series.

CMLibrary_jkrajewski Feb 03, 2016

After falling in love with the first episode of the PBS miniseries Poldark, I had to read the book that inspired the TV adaptation. This is the first novel in the 12 volume series. Winston Graham's writing is so descriptive, and his characters are so real, that I ended up being disappointed in the rest of the miniseries. This first volume is one of my favorite of the series, beginning with the return of Ross Poldark from the American war.

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