At the Circulating Library Author Information: Jacob B. de Liefde
Author: Jacob B. de Liefde (1847–1878)
Biography: Jacob B. de Liefde was born in 1847 in Holland. By his early twenties, he worked as a war correspondent for the Daily News traveling with the German army in 1870. He relocated to London where he attended London University and he began a literary career. Liefde wrote historical fiction set in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Netherlands. He never married and died young in 1878.
References: Boase; British Census (1871)
- The Beggars (Les Gueux): or, The Founders of the Dutch Republic. A Tale. 1 vol. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1868.
- Walter's Escape: or, The Capture of Breda. 1 vol. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1870.
- Hereditary Bondsmen: or, Is It All in Vain?. 3 vol. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1875.
- The Maid of Stralsund: A Story of the Thirty Years' War. 1 vol. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1876.