By Winston Graham
Demelza Carne, the impoverished miners daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. Demelzas efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentryand her husbandbring her confusion and heartache, despite the joy in the birth of their first child. Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of the mining communitiesand sows the seed of an enduring enmity with powerful George Warleggan.