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Jan, Jannetje en hun jongste kind

Jan, Jannetje en hun jongste kind by E.J. Potgieter
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"Jan, Jannetje en hun jongste kind" is a heartwarming story that delves into the complexities of family life in the 19th century Netherlands. The author, E.J. Potgieter, skillfully weaves together the everyday struggles and triumphs of Jan, Jannetje, and their youngest child in a way that feels authentic and relatable.

The characters are well-developed and endearing, each facing their own unique challenges while navigating the ups and downs of family dynamics. Potgieter's writing is rich in detail, painting a vivid picture of life in a small Dutch village and the societal expectations that shape the characters' lives.

While the pacing of the story may be slow at times, it allows for a deeper exploration of the characters and their relationships. The themes of love, loss, and resilience resonate throughout the narrative, making it a poignant and memorable read.

Overall, "Jan, Jannetje en hun jongste kind" is a touching tale that captures the essence of family bonds and the enduring power of love. Fans of historical fiction and domestic dramas will surely appreciate this beautifully crafted novel.

Book Description:

Een allegorisch verhaal als commentaar op de toestand van de Nederlandse samenleving anno 1841, in de ogen van E.J. Potgieter. Jan en Jannetje (die staan voor de oorspronkelijke Nederlandse bevolking vanaf ongeveer 1500) vieren Oudejaarsavond 1841 met hun kinderen, waaronder zoons Janmaat (zeevaart), Jan Contant en Jan Crediet (handel), Jan Compagnie (kolonien), en Jan Cordaat (leger). Het blijkt slecht te gaan met het gezin (dus met Nederland) in de 19e eeuw – en dat ligt aan de jongste zoon, Jan Salie (geest van lamlendigheid die volgens Potgieter heerst in de 19e eeuw). Wat moeten ze met Jan Salie beginnen? (Samenvatting door Anna Simon)

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