Cornovaglia, 1788-1790. Le nozze tra Ross, gentiluomo dal carattere forte, avverso alle convenzioni sociali, e Demelza, bella, brillante, ma figlia di un povero minatore, hanno scandalizzato l'alta società locale, che non approva il matrimonio di un nobile con una plebea. E così Demelza, pur facendo il possibile per assumere le maniere di una signora raffinata, fatica a conciliare il mondo da cui proviene con quello cui ora appartiene, e sì sente umiliata dai modi altezzosi di chi la circonda. Questo non le impedisce però di stare al fianco di Ross, che si trova ad affrontare la grave crisi economica in cui versa il distretto: l'industria del rame è infatti sull'orlo del collasso a causa di banchieri senza scrupoli, come lo spietato George Warleggan. Mentre dalla Francia soffiano i venti della rivoluzione e il malcontento dei minatori, ridotti alla fame, sembra pronto a esplodere, Ross decide di sfidare i potenti nel tentativo di riportare giustizia e prosperità nella terra che ama, nonostante il rischio di perdere tutto ciò che ha costruito. Tra sfarzosi eventi mondani, passioni maledette e amori ritrovati, tempeste di feroce bellezza e naufragi che sembrano benedizioni per la povera gente, Ross e Demelza tornano con il secondo episodio della saga di Poldark.
- ISBN: 882970394X
- Casa Editrice: Marsilio
- Pagine: 490
I will always be Team Demelza At the back of his mind, Ross was aware of the sound of wind rushing about in the distance. Once, when he glanced out of the bedroom window, his eyes confirmed that the swell had, in fact, quite broken up and the sea was stippled with white-lipped waves, which crossed
This book is featured on Shabby Sunday @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2018/... This is one of my favorites out of all the Poldark books. In this installment, Ross Poldark and Demelza are now happily married and giving birth to their first child, Julia. She struggles with the marriage because there Leggi tutto
In this second novel of the Poldark family saga from the late 1780’s in Cornwall, Ross makes an off-hand comment about a couple of possible ways to break the monopoly of the companies bidding for copper and keeping the prices at less than poverty level. As a result, he ends up spending the better pa Leggi tutto
"Loyalty is not a thing to be bought: it is freely given or withheld." 5 radiant stars! I thought I could perhaps get hooked on the Poldark series, but Demelza , the second book in the series, really sealed the deal for me! There is absolutely no turning back now – I am thoroughly invested in the live Leggi tutto
The BBC's new version of Poldark ended this weekend with heartbreak and a literal cliff-hanger. Over the past eight episodes (which covered the first two books) I fell head over heels in love with Ross and Demelza, played by the ridiculously handsome Aidan Turner and the beautiful Eleanor Tomlinson. Leggi tutto
5 STARS I am completely engrossed in this series now. This is the second book in the Poldark series which was first published back in the 1940's. I was encouraged to read the books after first watching the recently released television series on BBC. The series centers around the life of Ross Poldark , Leggi tutto
Ross sighed. "You have married into a peculiar family. You must never expect the Poldarks to behave in the most rational manner. I have long since given up expecting it. We are hasty -- quite incredibly hasty, it seems -- and sharp-tempered, strong in our likes and dislikes and unreasonable in them. Leggi tutto
I’m really enjoying the latest BBC adaptation of the Poldark saga, so of course I had to read the books! What I find really interesting is for a normal page to screen adaptation, it follows a book per series format. But with this show they’d opted for a two novels per season. That’s a 500+ page novel Leggi tutto
The second of this series does not disappoint. Again, the Cornwall landscape is lyrically described and reflects human emotions and moods. The multitude of characters’ personalities are deep and extremely interesting. Their actions reflect the social structure, customs and political atmosphere of th Leggi tutto
"Ross," she said, "I should like you to make it up with Francis sometime. It would be better all around.""Sometime.""Sometime soon.""Sometime soon." He had no heart to argue with her.The sun shone full upon her face, showing the thin cheeks and the pallid skin."When something happens," she said, "li Leggi tutto
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