Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787 (Poldark #1)
Book 1 of the beloved Poldark novels * A forthcoming major new series on Masterpiece(tm) 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.
The first volume of Winston Graham's sweeping saga of Cornish life in the eighteenth century.
Ross is one of literature's great heroes ... [with] elements of Darcy, Heathcliff, Rhett Butler and Robin Hood -- Debbie Horsfield
Winston Graham was the author of more than forty novels, including The Walking Stick, Angel, 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, which have been shown in twenty-four countries. Six 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.