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Pleegzoon by Jacob van Lennep is a captivating and thought-provoking historical novel that transports readers back to 19th century Netherlands. The story follows the protagonist, Jan van Slingelandt, as he navigates the complexities of life as an orphaned boy taken in by a wealthy family.

Van Lennep's writing is rich in detail and vivid descriptions, painting a vivid picture of the Dutch countryside and society of the time. The characters are well-developed and engaging, each with their own struggles and motivations that add depth to the narrative.

The novel explores themes of class, family, and identity, making readers reflect on their own values and beliefs. The plot is full of twists and turns, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as Jan faces numerous challenges and obstacles throughout his journey.

Overall, Pleegzoon is a beautifully written and engaging novel that offers a glimpse into a bygone era. Fans of historical fiction will undoubtedly find this book to be a rewarding and captivating read.

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Gedurende het twaalfjarig bestand van de 80 jarige oorlog woedt er in de Nederlanden een godsdienstoorlog tussen de Remonstranten en de Contra-Remonstranten, een strijd waarvan de Spanjaarden proberen te profiteren. Ook binnen het huis van Nassau is er strijd gaande tussen de broers Maurits en Frederik-Hendrik over deze godsdienst kwestie. Deze politieke situatie is het decor van het liefdesverhaal van een schone jonkvrouw en haar moedige pleegbroer dat het grootste deel van deze roman vult.

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