Poldark is a series of historical novels jeremy Poldark PDF Winston Graham, published from 1945 to 1953 and continued from 1973 to 2002. The main character, Ross Poldark, is a British Army officer who returns to his home in Cornwall from the American War of Independence only to find that his fiancée Elizabeth Chynoweth believed him dead and is about to marry his cousin Francis Poldark. The BBC aired two television adaptations: one which aired in 1975 and 1977, and one which aired in 2015-2018. All of the novels are subtitled A Novel of Cornwall.
Författare: Winston Graham.
In a preface to The Black Moon, Graham explained his decision to revive the series after a two-decade hiatus. Ross Poldark is the protagonist of the series. In his autobiography, Graham states that Ross’s character was, in part, based upon a fighter pilot he met on a train during World War II. Taken home from Redruth Fair by Ross, miner’s daughter Demelza and her dog Garrick have an unpromising start. However, she soon develops into a charming, amusing, lovely young woman, eventually winning Ross’s affection.
Dark and earthy, she is the total opposite of the fragile Elizabeth. The two women are wary but polite towards each other. Demelza shows courage and fierce loyalty to Ross but is somewhat impulsive, causing trouble for both of them. A young doctor who arrives in Cornwall after training in London.
He strikes up a firm friendship with Ross which proves strong and enduring. He is conscientious and generous, often not charging his poorest patients for his services. He becomes involved with a young miner’s wife with tragic results. After his rescue from a French prison camp, he eventually marries a young heiress, Caroline Penvenen.
Caroline is an orphan, taken in and raised by her rich uncle, Ray. Strong-willed and independent, she begins a romance with Dwight Enys against her uncle’s wishes, culminating in a disastrous plan to elope. They eventually marry after Dwight’s rescue from a prison camp in France. Caroline and Dwight’s first daughter, Sarah, has a congenital heart defect and dies in infancy. Two more daughters, Sophie and Meliora, follow. She was Ross Poldark’s first love and he was probably hers, but thinking him dead in America she marries Ross’s cousin Francis. After Francis’s death Elizabeth struggles with poverty and loneliness, eventually accepting George Warleggan as her husband.