Demelza Carne, the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But the events that unfold during these turbulent years will test their marriage and their love to the limit.
Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry- and her husband- bring her confusion and heartache, despite her joy in the birth of their first child. Meanwhile, Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of the mining communities- and sows the seed of an enduring enmity with a powerful George Warleggan.
'From the incomparable Winston Graham... who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more'