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Jeremy Poldark (The Poldark Saga #3)

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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
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 6th 2008 by Pan MacMillan (first published 1950)
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It has been a long while since I've read a novel which has both excited and dazzled me in the way that this one has. As a writer, Winston Graham paints pictures with prose the way Michelangelo did with his palette. Not a word is wasted, evoking images of the windswept landscape of Southwest England abutting the ocean sea that is Cornwall, dotted here and there with a smattering of landed estates, villages, inns, mines, coves, and houses of varying kinds.

It is August 1790 and Ross Poldark finds h
Rebecca Huston
Third in the Poldark saga, this is one that resolves the final twist that occurs at the end of the novel Demelza. The first half of the novel is taken up with Ross' impending trial for disturbing the peace, striking an officer, and other assorted bits of mayhem. Ross for his part has turned dark and sullen, especially as if he is found guilty, he could quite well be executed. Demelza, his wife, is mourning the death of their daughter Julia, and is trying hard to keep Ross in line, and find a way ...more
I've just finished the first three of the Poldark novels.

I'd never have considered reading them if I'd not had the opportunity to read the first one for free on kindle, mainly because I shy away from romance-novels-made-into-a-long-running-TV-series.

Pity that.

Winston Graham wrote the first four novels as a series in the 1950's, and then returned to them in the 1970's and wrote another five.

I've read the first three only, because the fourth is not available on Kindle. I will seek it out at th
Bron Lloyd
It's brilliant of course - I'm currently reading the first edition for the first time - lots of extra bits.
At first I was a bit flummoxed when trying to think of a book to fit the optional Classic Historical Fiction category of the “2014 Back to the Classics Challenge” hosted by Karen at http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogsp... . A Tale of Two Cities leaps to mind, but I had already read that and my own particular mini- challenge within the challenge was to complete the 2014 Back to the Classics Challenge with books from my shelves and/or my TBR if possible. But then I thought of this series. The Cla ...more
Shaye Lowe
Amazing story. Ross and Demelza continue to delight me as a couple. The story was very captivating and I can't wait for the next book. Did not like the sudden reappearance of the Elizabeth comparisons. It is making me have a negative view towards Ross.

Wendy Roberts
So hard to put these books down. I am afraid things might be somewhat neglected this summer as I enjoy the remaining nine (yikes!) books.
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
I had seen the TV series. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this book.
Elizabeth Woodham
Oh my stars...This series makes me long for Cornwall. Next!
Diane Lynn
Another excellent volume in the Poldark series.
I LOVE this series of books.
Debbie Johansson
I think this book is the shortest in the series, so I breezed through it. This has Ross's trial at the assizes, his financial difficulties and a new mining venture. A confrontation with George and the introduction of Caroline. These events all build up to the next book in the series and it's another one guaranteed to leave the reader turning the pages and grabbing the tissues.
Ok, this was produced in 1975. The lighting is really bad with shadows and bad makeup and not so great staging. The acting is forced. All that being said I LOVED this saga, story and the social commentary. I could not stop watching it and I wish Masterpiece theatre would decide to produce it with better actors and up to date filming.
Another re-read of this story in the Poldark saga and just as enjoyable as the first time I read it. Love the characters, descriptions, storyline and a bit of the history of Cornwall in the telling.
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
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
Another great Poldark installment...

I dread reading the next one with all that happens (which is not to say that it isn't a good book...just sad and frustrating in some instances).
And this one is the most unnerving off all of them - for me that is - the hopeless romantic who always wants love to triumph at the end of a book.
Third in the Poldark series. Ross is on trial, bankruptcy threatens, war is declared in France. Realistic and readable.
Lady C
I read the book because I am a Ross and Delmeza fan (Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees).
Not as good as the second (Demelza) but overall, a great addition to the "saga"...
I can get lost in the Poldark world. I wish the other novels were on Kindle.
Jeremy Poldark : a novel of Cornwall 1790-1791 by Winston Graham (1968)
The third book on Poldark's saga. Still more nine books to come.
This is the second time around for me on this series. Excellant
I'm taking a break from the Poldark Saga.
Book #3...still staying excellent.
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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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