Poldark

24 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,099 ratings

Ross Poldark Publisher's 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 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book, Mediocre Narration

    • By Donna on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Ross Poldark

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835

    Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead, he discovers that his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth, having believed Ross dead, is now engaged to his cousin. Ross must start over, building a completely new path for his life, one that takes him in exciting and unexpected directions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hats off to the Screenwriters and Actors

    • By Donna Miller on 07-05-15

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 2

    • Demelza

    • Poldark, Book 2
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    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
    • Corbett Does Justice to Demelza

    • By Donna on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Demelza

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134

    An impoverished miner's daughter, Demelza Carne is now married to Ross Poldark, who once rescued her from a fairground brawl. Her efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry - and her husband - place her in hilarious and embarrassing situations, through which she becomes self-assured, mannered, and lovely, and the birth of her first child brings a joy she never experienced before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE POLDARK SAGA...CONTINUED...

    • By Janna Wong Healy on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $31.50

  • 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 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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
    • Poldark-yes<br />

    • By Anonymous User on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Jeremy Poldark

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 971
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 877
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 877

    Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a storm - an act for which British law proscribes death by hanging. Ross is brought to trial for his involvement, and, despite their stormy marriage, Demelza tries to rally support for her husband, to save him and their family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Loving This Series!

    • By Julie B on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 4

    • Warleggan

    • Poldark, Book 4
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Rise of Warleggan

    • By Michael on 06-04-16

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Warleggan

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 762
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 677

    When Ross Poldark plunges into a highly speculative mining venture, he risks not only his family's financial security but also his already turbulent marriage. When his old flame, Elizabeth Warleggan, reenters his life, Ross is tested like never before. But soon his wife, Demelza, retaliates, becoming dangerously involved with a handsome Scottish cavalry officer of her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG didn't see that coming or did I

    • By signe on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $23.62

  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A book between books

    • By Michael on 06-04-16

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The Black Moon

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1794-1795
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 638
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 636

    When Ross Poldark's former beloved gives birth to a son - with his enemy, George Warleggan - Ross must face the pain of losing her all over again. But soon they discover her cousin has fallen in love with Ross' brother-in-law, and the two families become entangled in surprising new ways. As the rivalry between Ross and George reaches new heights, the families must face an uncertain future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Natalie on 10-16-16

    Regular price: $27.40

  • 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 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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
    • Excellent and just gets better

    • By Michael on 07-31-16

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The Four Swans

    • A Novel of Cornwall, 1795-1797
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 619
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 617

    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. All four women - the four swans - whose lives touch Ross' face crises in these years. For his wife, Demelza; his old love, Elizabeth; his friend's new wife, Caroline; and the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth, these are times of stress and conflict.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Edlyn on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $28.34

  • 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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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
    • One of my faves! Winston + Oliver = #winning !

    • By Anonymous User on 04-06-19

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The Angry Tide

    • A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799
    • By: Winston Graham
    • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 418

    Cornwall, toward the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as a member of Parliament - his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza. His old feud with George Warleggan still flares, as does the illicit love between Morwenna and Drake, Demelza's brother. Before the new century dawns, George and Ross will be drawn together by a loss greater than their rivalry and Morwenna and Drake by a tragedy that brings them hope....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FINALLY!

    • By Roberta Peck on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $48.99

  • 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 501
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    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
    • Where are all the Poldark books

    • By Sharon on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $26.64

    • 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 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

     

    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 a stranger from the sea. Stephen Carrington's arrival in the Poldark household changes all their lives. For Ross and Delmelza's children Clowance and Jeremy in particular, Stephen's advent is the key to a new world - one of both love and danger.  

    Regular price: $31.18

  • 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 382
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344

    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
    • Sooo Satisfying

    • By Emily Page on 04-16-17

    Regular price: $25.81

    • 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 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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. As the armies battle in Spain and the political situation at home becomes daily more obscure, the Poldark and Warleggan families find themselves thrust into a turbulent new era as complex and changing as the patterns of the Miller's Dance....

    Regular price: $31.18

  • 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 393
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 349

    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
    • This series is my absolute favorite

    • By C Brown on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $27.71

    • 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 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

     

    A silver cup lies half-forgotten in a dank cave among 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. In the closing years of the wars against Napoleon, for Jeremy and Clowance, and for arrogant, cynical Valentine Warleggan, these are troubled and momentous times....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great edition to the series

    • By G. Arnold on 06-15-19

    Regular price: $31.18

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