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Waterfalls in Cornwall Friends, I sometimes use my blogs for thinking out a paper, a class, a book, and that’s what I’m doing here. How to account for the quality and vision of the once again famous Poldark novels would be the goal of this book. Lacking the lifeblood of most literary (and other kinds […]

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Bossiney Cove — the central sections of Strangers Meeting takes place in Trembeth Cove, Cornwall Since coming abroad something of the subterranean disquiet which existed everywhere had affected his imagination and he quite often awoke from dreaming … No Exit, Chapter Two, p 27) … in the midst of a police raid, a crowd gathers […]

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Small still from 1977 Poldark, Episode 8: Hugh Armitage and Demelza Poldark becoming lovers in the marginalized rural landscape by the sea of Cornwall Friends, I noticed tonight many hits on my blogs and essays on the Poldark novels, especially those which provided the equivalent episodes of the older 1970s Poldark to the one aired […]

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Publicity shot for Marnie (Tippi Hedron, Sean Connery) Friends and readers, I’ve embarked on a study of Graham’s writing beyond his Poldark and Cornish historical fiction, with a view to perhaps writing a literary biography of this author. While my emphasis will be on the Poldark series (12 novels and a couple of short stories) […]

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Bodley Head edition (in the 1960s the Bodley Head press produced an edition of the first four books) From the coast of Cornwall, ruin of a fortress Dear friends and readers, A third blog of appreciation, analysis, love, for Graham’s second Poldark novel, Demelza. The first, “Herstory,” came out of my own reading of the […]

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Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) and Garrick arrived at Nampara (2015) Dear friends and readers, As you doubtless know if you’ve been reading this blog, the new Poldark mini-series is garnering much attention. Among remarkable items of interest suddenly turning up on-line are five texts by him read aloud sensitively, beautifully by two actors. One reason the […]

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1968 Pan Books edition Dear friends and readers, [A great disappointment today: the first class of Poldark Novels In Context I was cancelled [see comments]. I decided we should forge ahead and begin reading Ross Poldark for next week (see pages schedule for 1st third of Ross Poldark). I also sent my students the lecture […]

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Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark (1977) Aiden Turner as Ross Poldark (2015) Dear friends and readers, With the re-airing of the 1975-78 Poldark mini-series, the imminent airing of a new one in March on British TV and in June on PBS, and my own coming course on the Poldark novels I’ve begun rereading Graham’s life-writing, […]

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From the cover of the 1968 edition of Winston Graham’s Ross Poldark Hans Mathesen as Ben, an often forgotten or ignored disabled character from the later Poldark novels (this still comes from the 1996 film The Stranger from the Sea) Dear friends and readers, While we eagerly await the new coming mini-series adaptation of the […]

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Winston Graham — from his middle years Robin Ellis, recently — very important in shaping and keeping memory of Poldark alive (Making Poldark appeared in a 3rd expanded edition this year) Dear friends and readers, I’m delighted (and honored) to be able to report that James Dring has made a significant contribution to Winston Graham […]

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