A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
From the incomparable Winston Graham.
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
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
Cornwall in the 1780s — when powerful forces of revolution and reaction are at large in the world
Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family
who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more Guardian.