Le troisième volet des aventures de Ross Poldark. La saga culte de Winston Graham, dont la série est actuellement diffusée sur Netflix et RMC Story.
Le troisième volet de la saga culte, diffusé actuellement sur Netflix et RMC StoryEn ces années 1790, la vie de couple de Demelza et de Ross, déjà pleine de péripéties, traverse une de ses périodes les plus orageuses au moment où le dernier pari en date de Ross, une spéculation minière, semble aboutir à un échec.Les relations de Ross avec Elizabeth, veuve de son cousin Francis, deviennent telles que Demelza, poussée par le chagrin et la colère, se laisse dangereusement tenter par un bel officier écossais, et doit faire un choix dramatique entre celui-ci et sa fidélité à Ross.D'autres personnages surgissent autour d'eux, notamment Drake, l'un des frères de Demelza, qui aime d'un amour partagé, mais apparemment impossible, Morwenna, une nièce d'Elizabeth.En contrepoint de ces événements, il y a la haine qui oppose depuis toujours Ross à George Warleggan, et la périlleuse expédition que Ross entreprend pour délivrer son vieil ami, le docteur Dwight Enys, d'un camp de prisonniers de guerre anglais en France.
1790. Sept ans après avoir regagné son Angleterre natale, Ross Poldark est parvenu à sauver le domaine familial en déshérence et à relancer l'activité minière. Mais des menaces planent en ce mois de septembre. Une famille de banquiers, les Warleggan, tente de prendre le contrôle de ses affaires, pourtant peu florissantes. Et Ross suspecte son cousin Francis d'être de leur côté pour assouvir sa vengeance.Ross est dans le même temps accusé d'avoir pillé deux navires qui se sont échoués non loin de chez lui. S'il est reconnu coupable, il risque la mort... Demelza, qu'il avait recueillie puis épousée, se bat pour le défendre. Mais leur amour résistera-t-il à la tempête ?Monument de la littérature d'évasion, la saga Poldark plonge le lecteur dans les Cornouailles affamées de la fin du xviiie siècle. Décors naturels de toute beauté, trahisons et triangles amoureux, ce roman dépeint une Angleterre où les petits entrepreneurs vacillent sous l'influence croissante des puissances de l'argent. Figure contestataire avant l'heure, Poldark le rebelle personnifie la passion et la sensualité.
Half-blinded in the war, Giles Gordon lives in a world which he can only see in varying degrees of darkness. Unable to cross a room with confidence, Gordon has the courage to walk into dangers that a fit man would fear to face... In his own search for peace at the end of the Second World War, Gordon has retreated to the French Riviera. But his love for the beautiful Alix, widow of a French Resistance hero leads him into a year of violence and murder far worse than anything he has dealt with before.
From the acclaimed author of Marnie and the Poldark series comes Stephanie, a novel laced with suspense and surprises. When the beautiful young daughter of a prominent gentleman is found dead, the coroner is naturally reluctant to bring a verdict of suicide. But what he doesn't know was that it was actually murder. Set in Goa, India, Oxford, and London, this story introduces a absorbing cast of characters: Stephanie, a happy young woman with a brilliant future; Errol Colton, her worldly lover; James, her father, a man of courage and determination who will fight for justice even if it costs him his life; and Nari, a young Indian blackmailed into degredation. When Stephanie discovers that Errol is not at all what she believed him to be, she must make a choice about what to do with the damning knowledge. If someone finds out that she knows, her life, as well as her lover's, will be at risk.
This outstanding novel is the story of a girl of 26 who has been crippled in her childhood. The story tells how Deborah Dainton, convinced of her physical lack of attractiveness for men, becomes gradually persuaded of the reality of one man's love for her; it tells how, warmed by this love, she blossoms into the full self-abnegation of a woman in love - and so moves into a life that leads by small but sinister steps into a full co-operation in a precisely executed and dangerous enterprise - described as it occurs minute by minute in masterly detail. As in his earlier books, Winston Graham writes here of a crisis in the lives of people for whom character governs destiny. His people, conceived in the round with backgrounds that make them as they are, act out a high drama with all its consequences, material and moral. This is a book which will tempt the reader to speed on to discover the fate of these people - yet no one will want to miss the texture and the turns of fate that lie along the way.
In December, 1898, a barquentine was wrecked on the Cornish coast near Falmouth. This is "the forgotten story" of some of the people who came unexpectedly to be passengers in the ship on her last voyage, of their loves and hates, and how a young boy is drawn irrevocably into the centre of a gripping drama.
Set in the last years of Elizabeth I's reign, Winston Graham's The Grove of Eagles seamlessly blends historical fact and fiction in a rich tale full of unforgettable characters.In 1588 the Spanish Armada had been defeated in the English Channel and the whole of Elizabethan England was alert for the revenge that surely had to follow. On the Cornish coast, men like John Killigrew - in charge of the castle at Pendennis - were vital to the survival of the country, and on their backs rested the trust of those defending the nation. His eldest but base-born son, Maugan, emerges in the novel, through his loneliness and his love, as a touchingly honest and believable character who is, above all things, a man of his word.
Manchester, 1867. Widowed in mysterious circumstances and compelled to marry again by his domineering father Frederick, Brook Ferguson selects as his new bride the beautiful, strong-willed Cordelia. But after she comes to live with Brook and Frederick, as well as their household of eccentric family members, it isn't long before Cordelia is locked in a quiet war of dominance with the elder Ferguson. In the stifling atmosphere of the Ferguson's manor house, petty arguments escalate and any small defiance becomes a grand betrayal, until the tension forces Cordelia out into the world in search of something more. Which is just when theatre-owner Stephen Crossley, with his quick wit and easy smile, strolls into her life - and Cordelia is forced to make the hardest decision of all: Loyalty... or love? A passionate romance, shot through with dark humour and melancholy, Cordelia is a modern classic of the Gothic genre from the bestselling author of Marnie.
'When someone isn't home when you expect them to be, and when after a decent interval they still don't turn up, and send no message and have left no note, it's natural to get anxious. But there's still a lack of decisive event. Your ears are all the time waiting for the lick of the door, the quick familiar footsteps, and the breathless apology. So I didn't do anything more to find her that night.' Why has Lynn Granville left her husband Michael? Because he is never at home? Because at work Michael has an extremely attractive new assistant whose marriage has its own problems? Or because she herself has created a new life that does not involve him. And why are the police taking such a criminal view on what surely must be a domestic case . . . ?
1783. Après avoir pris part à la Guerre d'Indépendance, le jeune et fougueux Ross Poldark quitte l'armée britannique et l'Amérique pour retrouver les siens.C'est un homme blessé qui rejoint ses falaises de Cornouailles. Là, il trouve le domaine familial en déshérence : son père vient de mourir et Elizabeth, sa fiancée, a rompu sa promesse pour en épouser un autre...Se repliant sur lui-même, il décide de relancer le domaine. Agriculture, élevage, prospection minière, il se bat sur tous les fronts. Et se lie même avec ses fermiers et ouvriers - quitte à se brouiller avec ses proches et l'aristocratie locale.Un jour, lors d'une foire aux bestiaux, il prend la défense d'une fillette de treize ans, Demelza, qu'il ramène chez lui et engage à son service comme domestique.Les années passent, Demelza s'épanouit. Et ce qui devait arriver... Quitte à choquer une fois de plus les bien-pensants, Ross n'écoutera que son coeur.
Marnie appears to be charming and efficient. A true professional. But inwardly she is unscrupulous, a rebel against society and the law.
When she starts working for a small family firm, two of the partners vie for her attentions, and as Mark Rutland, the younger partner, forces his way into Marnie's world he becomes desperate to understand her. Why is she so cynical, so uncaring? Why is she a thief and a liar?
Who is the real Marnie?
Mark sets a trap . . . but it is not only Marnie who is caught . . .
'A crime novel of considerable suspense, and great distinction' Spectator
'The incomparable Winston Graham . . . who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' Guardian
Cornwall 1810. The Poldark family awaits the return of Ross from his mission to Wellington's army in Portugal. But their ordered existence ends with Jeremy Poldark's dramatic rescue of The Stranger from the Sea. Stephen Carrington's arrival in the Poldark household changes all their lives. For Clowance and Jeremy in particular, the children of Ross and Demelza, Stephen's advent is the key to a new world one of both love and danger. 'From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' Guardian
Cornwall 1813. A silver cup lies halfforgotten in a dank cave, amongst a pile of stolen goods. Yet the tiny vessel and its inscription Amor gignit amorem haunts the lives of the stillfeuding Poldark and Warleggan families, as Ross, Demelza and the ambitious and powerful Sir George Warleggan watch their children make the decisions that will shape their destinies. In the closing years of the wars against Napoleon, for Jeremy and Clowance, and for arrogant, cynical Valentine Warleggan, these are troubled and momentous times... ‘From the incomparable Winston Graham... who has everything that anyone else has, and then a whole lot more.’ Guardian
Demelza Carne, the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But in the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry and her husbane bring 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 communities and sows the seed of an enduring enmity with powerful George Warleggan. 'From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' Guardian
Cornwall 1790. Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life. Accused of wrecking two ships, he is to stand trial at the Bodmin Assizes. Despite their stormy married life, Demelza has tried to rally support for her husband. But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not least George Warleggan, the powerful banker, whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense. ‘From the incomparable Winston Graham.. who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more.’ Guardian
Cornwall, towards the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as Member of Parliment his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza. His old feud with George Warleggan still flares as does the illicit love between Morwenna and Drake, Demelza's brother. Before the new century dawns, George and Ross will be drawn together by a loss greater than their rivalry and Morwenna and Drake by a tragedy that brings them hope... 'From the incomparable Winston Graham... who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' Guardian
Cornwall 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the new year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture. For Ross and Demelza there is some surprising and worrying news. And Clowance, newly returned from her London triumphs, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings not only happiness but heartache. As the armies battle in Spain, and the political situation at home becomes daily more obscure, the Poldark and Warleggan families find themselves thrust into a turbulent new era as complex and changing as the patterns of The Miller's Dance... 'From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' Guardian
Cornwall 1795 1799. Although Ross Poldark – now something of a war hero – seems secure in his hardwon prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer for his wide Demelza. All four women – the four swans – whose lives touch Ross’s face a crisis in these years. For his wide Demelza, his old love Elizabeth, for his friend’s new wife Caroline and for the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth these are times of stress and conflict. ‘From the incomparable Winston Graham... who has everything that anyone else has, and then a whole lot more.’ Guardian
Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth's eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza's brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict. 'From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' Guardian
Cornwall 1792. Ross plunges into a highly speculative mining venture which threatens not only his family's financial security but also his turbulent marriage to Demelza. When Ross and Elizabeth's old attraction rekindles itself, Demelza retaliates by becoming dangerously involved with a handsome Scottish cavalry officer. With bankruptcy an increasingly real possibility, the Poldarks seem to be facing disaster on all fronts. 'From the incomparable Winston Graham... who has everything that everyone else has, then a whole lot more.' Guardian
Cornwall in the 1780s when powerful forces of revolution and reaction are at large in the world. Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a halfstarved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home an act which alters the whole course of his life... 'From the incomparable Winston Graham... who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' Guardian
A Brief History of Comic Book Movies traces the meteoric rise of the hybrid art form of the comic book film. These films trace their origins back to the early 1940s, when the first Batman and Superman serials were made. The serials, and later television shows in the 1950s and 60s, were for the most part designed for children. But today, with the continuing rise of Comic-Con, they seem to be more a part of the mainstream than ever, appealing to adults as well as younger fans. This book examines comic book movies from the past and present, exploring how these films shaped American culture from the post-World War II era to the present day, and how they adapted to the changing tastes and mores of succeeding generations.