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Lysbeth, a Tale of the Dutch

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This is a great book if you're looking for an adventure filled novel. It takes place during the Spanish Inquisition and describes some of the horrors that happened giving you an idea of what it was really like to live during that time period. Follow Lysbeth, a young Hollander girl, as she struggles through life enduring times of hardship and peace, sorrow and happiness, war and love. (Introduction by Abigail Rasmussen)

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A Tale Of The Dutch

By H. Rider Haggard

First Published 1901.


In token of the earnest reverence of a man of a later generation for his character, and for that life work whereof we inherit the fruits to day, this tale of the times he shaped is dedicated to the memory of one of the greatest and most noble hearted beings that the world has known; the immortal William, called the Silent, of Nassau.


There are, roughly, two ways of writing an historical romance the first to choose some notable and leading characters of the time to be treated, and by the help of history attempt to picture them as they were; the other, to make a study of that time and history with the country in which it was enacted, and from it to deduce the necessary characters.

In the case of "Lysbeth" the author has attempted this second method. By an example of the trials, adventures, and victories of a burgher family of the generation of Philip II. and William the Silent, he strives to set before readers of to day something of the life of those who lived through perhaps the most fearful tyranny that the western world has known... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 5 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 20, 2016
Subject: Lysbeth, a Tale of the Dutch
Enjoyed the story and although the single narrator did a consistent job, I did not like the reading due to the continuous mis-pronoucation of the many Dutch words, names and cities.
Reviewer: - August 31, 2014
Subject: reader
Great reading and emphasis. Made this very enjoyable
Reviewer: - August 30, 2014
Subject: Reader
Great reading and emphasis. Made this very enjoyable
Reviewer: - July 13, 2014
Subject: Reader
Great reader making this most a enjoyable.
Reviewer: - December 21, 2013
Entertaining, like the language and the reader

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