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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  116 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Novel of Victorian England
Hardcover, 311 pages
Published 1959 by Doubleday
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Betty Ast
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Riveting. This should be made into a movie!
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Winston Graham deserves to be rediscovered by another generation of readers. His Poldark series is usually the only work people are aware of. These books have recently been reprinted, and on the strength of the writing in #1 and #2 of that series, I searched out some other novels. His novels are often set in Cornwall, but Cordelia takes place further north in the city of Manchester during the Victorian Era. The story is a blend of historical fiction and gothic mystery. Cordelia is Brook Ferguson ...more
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"Now I'm an ignorant old man. I judge things as an ignorant man should--by the light of common sense. But I didn't say to you, Cordelia, 'You're a fool, throwing yourself away on that man,' did I?"
She shook her head.
"I didn't say to you, 'Look what you're doing; you've just got out of one bad marriage, now you're going to jump into another.' Why didn't I say that? Because I knew you wouldn't take any notice. And besides--it's not for me to manage your life. People should mind their own
Eithne  Murray
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous main character. His historical novels leave you with the sense they are just history but set in the past. Meaning he wears hos research lightly.
Ann James
Good but seems quite dated now
Mrs Patricia Brewer
Enjoyable read as all Winston Graham novels prove to be, well written and with a satisfactory conclusion.
Bea Alden
Sep 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
A great Gothic romance - a young girl trapped in loveless marriage - falls in love with handsome scoundrel - much trouble follows. That sort of thing - but very well written, none of the lightweight prose that's common in contemporary attempts at Gothic fiction.
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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 (FRSL) and in 1983 was invested ...more