British Army officer Ross Poldark returns home to Cornwall after the American War of Independence to restore his community, fortune, and family name. Spanning the decades from 1783 to 1820, Winston Graham’s Poldark saga explores the complications of love lost and the class struggle of 18th- and 19th-century England with a light comic touch. These historical fiction novels are the basis for the PBS Masterpiece television series Poldark.
WINSTON GRAHAM is the author of more than forty novels, including Cordelia, Marnie, The Walking Stick, Stephanie, and the Poldark Series. His novels have been translated into seventeen languages. Six of his books have been made into films, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The first television adaptation of the Poldark series was enormously successful and the new adaptation is being shown widely around the world. Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). He died in 2003.