Poldark

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858 ratings

Ross Poldark Summary

Cornwall in the 1780s - when powerful forces of revolution and reaction are at large in the world. The first in the riveting Poldark series.

Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict, and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home-an act which alters the whole course of his life....

©1945 Winston Graham (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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  • Book 1

    • Ross Poldark

    • Poldark, Book 1
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict, and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which alters the whole course of his life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't tell...

    • By Amanda Isbell on 13-04-15

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 2

    • Demelza

    • Poldark, Book 2
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    Demelza Carne, the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry - and her husband - bring her confusion and heartache despite her joy in the birth of their first child. Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of the mining communities - and sows the seed of an enduring enmity with powerful George Warleggan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully read 2nd in this dramatic Cornish Saga

    • By Helene on 21-04-15

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 3

    • Jeremy Poldark: Poldark, Book 3

    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    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 Ross grows ever more intense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cliff hanger! When are the rest coming !!

    • By jane on 13-04-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Warleggan

    • Poldark, Book 4
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 138

    Warleggan is the fourth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall 1792. Ross plunges into a highly speculative mining venture which threatens not only his family's financial security but also his turbulent marriage to Demelza. When Ross and Elizabeth's old attraction rekindles itself, Demelza retaliates by becoming dangerously involved with a handsome Scottish cavalry officer. With bankruptcy an increasingly real possibility, the Poldarks seem to be facing disaster on all fronts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nasty George! Great read (listen)

    • By Drawing Lady on 12-10-16

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 5

    • The Black Moon

    • A Novel of Cornwall 1794-1795: Poldark, Book 5
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 138

    The Black Moon is the fifth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth's eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza's brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poldark's story

    • By Perranmaid on 13-08-16

    Regular price: £25.99

  • Book 6

    • The Four Swans

    • A Novel of Cornwall 1795-1797: Poldark, Book 6
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 152

    The Four Swans is the sixth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, 1795-1799. Although Ross Poldark - now something of a war hero - seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer with his wife, Demelza.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, but when will The Angry Tide be on Audibe?

    • By Nick on 24-06-16

    Regular price: £25.99

  • Book 7

    • The Angry Tide

    • A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799: Poldark, Book 7
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 127

    The Angry Tide is the seventh novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, towards the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as Member of Parliament - his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this saga!

    • By Celticprincess on 29-09-16

    Regular price: £25.99

  • Book 8

    • The Stranger from the Sea

    • A Novel of Cornwall 1810-1811: Poldark, Book 8
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    The Stranger from the Sea is the eighth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, 1810. The Poldark family awaits the return of Ross from his mission to Wellington's army in Portugal. But their ordered existence ends with Jeremy Poldark's dramatic rescue of the stranger from the sea. Stephen Carrington's arrival in the Poldark household changes all their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic as usual

    • By Celticprincess on 29-11-16

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 9

    • The Miller's Dance: A Novel of Cornwall 1812-1813

    • Poldark, Book 9
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Cornwall, 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the New Year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture. For Ross and Demelza, there is some surprising - and worrying - news. And Clowance, newly returned from her London triumphs, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings not only happiness but heartache.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Miller's Dance

    • By AG on 04-09-17

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 10

    • The Loving Cup: A Novel of Cornwall 1813-1815

    • Poldark, Book 10
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    The Loving Cup is the tenth in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall 1813. A silver cup lies half forgotten in a dank cave, amongst a pile of stolen goods. Yet the tiny vessel and its inscription, " Amor gignit amorem", haunts the lives of the still-feuding Poldark and Warleggan families, as Ross, Demelza and the ambitious and powerful Sir George Warleggan watch their children make the decisions that will shape their destinies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Excellent rendering of the Poldark series

    • By A H. on 23-04-17

    Regular price: £25.99

  • Book 11

    • The Twisted Sword: A Novel of Cornwall 1815

    • Poldark, Book 11
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 74

    The Twisted Sword is the 11th in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, 1815. Demelza sees a horseman riding down the valley and senses disruption to the domestic contentment she has fought so hard to achieve. For Ross has little option but to accept the summons - and travel to Paris with his family as an 'observer' of the French armed forces.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As always, an amazing performance

    • By Amalia on 08-08-18

    Regular price: £25.99

  • Book 12

    • Bella Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820

    • Poldark, Book 12
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Cornwall, 1818. We continue the tale of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine Warleggan, whose existence keeps open the old wounds of the feud between Ross and George; of Bella, the Poldarks' youngest daughter, whose precocious talent as a singer is encouraged by her old flame, Christopher Havergal, and by a distinguished French conductor who has more in mind than Bella's music; of Clowance, the Poldarks' widowed daughter, who considers remarriage to one of two rival suitors; and of a murderer who stalks the villages of West Cornwall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic saga.

    • By Veronica Deane on 16-10-17

    Regular price: £28.99