TV Shows From Books: Poldark

Winston Graham’s famous series, Poldark, is making a comeback with the popular television series that has recently ended its third season on PBS. If you’re looking for a gripping historical family saga, then Poldark is perfect for you!

The first novel in Graham’s twelve-book series is Ross Poldark, which the Aurora Public Library District has available as a physical copy as well as a digital copy from the Indiana Digital Download Center.

The title character has just returned home to England after the American Revolution to discover that the love of his life is now engaged to his cousin, his father is dead, and his home is in disarray. Ross Poldark must start over and make his own way in Cornwall by reopening the family tin mines. The twelve-book series spans family members and years, all the while gripping you with its characters, stories, and sweeping landscapes. The first seven novels are set in the eighteenth century, following main characters, with the final five novels set in the early nineteenth century and following main characters’ descendants.

The television series follows Graham’s novels closely, beginning with Season 1, which first aired in 2015, and Season 2, which first aired in 2016. While we have many of the titles available both as physical and digital copies, some are only available through our Interlibrary Loan services. Season 3 is set to air soon, with Season 4 episodes set to air in 2018.

Happy Watching!