Jeremy Poldark

Jeremy Poldark

A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791

eBook - 2010
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Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life, as he is accused of wrecking two ships and is made to stand trial at the Bodmin Assizes. Despite their stormy marriage, Demelza tries to rally support for her husband, to save him and their family. But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not the least of which is George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense and threatens to destroy the Poldarks ... "From the incomparable Winston Graham ... who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more"--The Guardian.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2010
ISBN: 9781402258879
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9781402243646
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (244 p.)

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Alice_2014
Mar 07, 2017

Excellent book! Brings Cornwall of 18th Century to life!

DBRL_KatieL Jan 11, 2017

The third in the Poldark series, this book covers a shorter span of time, only about nine months, verses the several years of the previous two. Readers get insight not only into Ross and Demelza, but Francis and Dwight as well.
We start with the trial of Ross, and Demelza trying to persuade the judges in his favor. After the verdict the couple returns home, and start to talk about what will happen next. This is cut short when Ross states he does not want children, while Demelza is trying to find the right words to tell him she is pregnant. Their relationship becomes one of misunderstandings, and lack of communication from then on. Both withdrawal from the other, and are unwilling to potentially cause an argument by saying anything.
On the bright side Francis is now a fan of Demelza, and seeks to mend his relationship with Ross. Then upon encouragement from both Demelza and Ross to reconnect with Veriety (though he does not go about it actively). He also begins to form a friendship with Dwight, having bonded over their concern for Ross.
By the end of this entry there is a new Poldark in the family, Demelza is at best content with life (her words) and accepts she will always have concerns about the relationship between Ross and Elizabeth, Dwight has a new crush on a rich young lady and the Poldark cousins have started the process to reopen Wheal Grace.

Overall some may feel this is a book where little happens after the first big event of the trial at the start of the book. However there is much going on between the characters, as their relationships grow, change, or end. You can really see the main characters are not longer innocent youths, and have been scared by life, but are struggling to find happiness, or at least keep moving towards what they think will make them happy.

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jazpur
Mar 14, 2016

Re-visiting Winston Graham's epic saga of Cornwall will not disappoint. Jeremy Poldark is the 3rd volume.

EuSei Dec 17, 2015

Another very well written story of the Poldark saga. The book has an excruciatingly long scene related to Jud Paynter, but otherwise it is excellent. I especially enjoyed the interactions between Dr. Dwight Enys and Caroline Penvenen. The descriptions of meals intrigued me and one especial dish (“black caps in custard”) got me searching in the Internet. I found the modern recipe in a BBC website: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2853/black-cap-puddings. Although I enjoyed this installment very much, there were some drastic changes of character I found difficult to swallow. Also, the romance is slowly descending into a quasi-tragedy. (Some spoiler) Ross continues to be pig-headed and gets himself more deeply into situations he could have easily avoided by using his wits instead of his anger. I sometimes felt like cuffing him hard! But from the deepest love of the prior book, he suddenly find himself estranged from Demelza and, inexplicably, more and more attracted by Elizabeth. I caught myself thinking “what a jerk” more than once. He is in a state of extreme depression at the loss of his baby daughter Julia and his dark moods and lack of control are a bit irritating. Also, the book title is a misnomer, since Jeremy’s birth happens only at the very end of the book…

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gloryb
Sep 10, 2015

This book picks up where the PBS series recently shown on TV stopped. The book starts with Ross and his adversaries preparing for the trial. It goes on to tell about the trial and ends with Dezemelda's birth of a son, Jeremy. This is the third book in the series. After this novel there are 12 more books in the Poldark series. It certainly helps to have seen the TV series to be interested in these characters.

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EuSei Dec 17, 2015

Tedn right. Tedn proper. Tedn FAIR. (Jud Paynter)

EuSei Dec 17, 2015

"Who, me?" said Jud. "Why, I been an orphan ever since me mother and father died."

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EuSei Dec 17, 2015

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