Warleggan (Poldark, #4)
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Warleggan (The Poldark Saga #4)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  538 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Cornwall, 1792-1793

Ross Poldark plunges into a speculative mining venture which threatens his financial security and his stormy marriage to Demelza. When the old attraction between Ross and Elizabeth begins to rekindle itself, Demelza retaliates by becoming dangerously involved with a Scottish cavalry officer.
Mass Market Paperback, 346 pages
Published May 12th 1978 by Ballantine Books (first published 1953)
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The Poldark saga continues, spanning the years 1792-94. Ross and his cousin Francis are trying to keep afloat a mine that they have maintained for some time. But Ross is hard put to get the necessary additional financing and finds himself falling deeper in debt. George Warleggan firmly establishes himself in Cornish society and as an economic powerholder in Cornwall.

The growing power and influence of Warleggan throughout the novel is highlighted, as are the lives of Ross & Demelza, Francis...more
David Bond
The entire saga is superbly written, but the first 4 are perhaps the best IMO. Winston Graham creates scenes from the south of England and area around Cornwall that are as memorable as the characters and the day to day life portrayed in this late 18th century and early 19th century epic. The conflict and tension depicted in these novels, especially between Ross Poldark and his powerful and often cruel neighbor, Warleggan is classic. If you're a fan of powerful fiction with numerous twists and tu...more
Wish I could give 6 stars for this book. The whole Poldark series is a literary set of gems but this is a standout piece of writing.

I cried reading parts of this book, something very rare for me.

Warleggan has to be one of the most heart wrenching books I have read, it is a beautifully written study of a marriage in crisis - this book shows how cruel people can unwittingly be to those who love them. Winston Graham shows the betrayal,the anger, the disgust - heightened emotions of self doubt, re...more
Dec 25, 2010 Laura rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Misfit
The fourth book on Poldark saga, getting better and better. I am planning to read the whole series.
Twenty years. That's how long the original readers had to wait between Warleggan and the fifth book -- The Black Moon. I can only imagine the glee they must have felt when it was discovered that Graham had decided to revisit the Poldarks. I normally don't read series in immediate succession and, originally, had no intention of doing so this time. It's just been too good, though, so once I had finished Demelza I went straight into Jeremy and then straight into Warleggan. I will take some time bef...more
Another fantastic book in the Poldark saga. I am a huge fan of the TV series and reading the books is an extra treat because of how often we get to read the thoughts of the characters. In this book there is a great deal lost and great deal gained. I will admit that even though I knew it was coming (view spoiler)...more
Winston Graham's Poldark books form a classic epic that spans generations. Having seen the televised version of the first books of the series it became a must to read them.
The first eight show that the series ran very closely attuned to the spirit and characters in the novel although momentum does seem to peter out as we get to the later part of the series. It reads very beleiveable and historically accurate and is a good introduction to Cornwall from the 18th century encompassing smuggling and...more
Daniela Cevallos
este es muy interesante la trama y el giro que da la historia es muy buena
Douglas Koehne
The 4th book in the continuing Poldark saga, this is the last book written in the 1950's before Graham's 20 year hiatus with the series. Although it is basically an 18th century soap opera, it is well written, easy to read, and contains characters that have depth and fullness. I do know where the next set of 4 books heads due to watching the second season of the PBS series, but I am curious as to how Graham's writing changes from the 50's to the 70's - very rarely has such a publishing gap occur...more
Wendy Roberts
Book #4...still pretty wonderful.
Debbie Johansson
This one definitely is a roller-coaster of emotions for the reader. I had a love/hate relationship with some of the characters in this book because they were pushed to their limits. Once again well written, a real page turner and highly recommended.
Oh my, how I'm enjoying this series. Each book gets better than the last! On to book 5 now. Had to give my Kindle a break and use the library! So excited that BBC is remaking the series for TV!
If you love Cornwall you will love the Poldark Novels, but even if you've never been lucky enough to visit Cornwall then through Russ and Demelza you will fall in love with this beautiful County
Book #4 of the Poldard Saga. Good read. Winston Graham is a very good author weaving the countryside of Cornwall, England (1792) into the story line. Good plot as well. On to #5....
Fourth in the 'Poldark' series. Yet more problems, hope and love in the family, realistic portrayal of life in late 18th century Cornwall. Quite enjoyable.
Keep reading. This one ends well. Although it really makes me dislike Elizabeth, who is painted so beautifully in the other books.
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Winston Graham was the author of forty novels. His books have been widely translated and the Poldark series has been developed into two television series, shown in 22 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 O.B...more
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