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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: 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.

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References: Boase; British Census (1871)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Beggars (Les Gueux): or, The Founders of the Dutch Republic. A Tale.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1868.
  2. Walter's Escape: or, The Capture of Breda.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1870.
  3. Hereditary Bondsmen: or, Is It All in Vain?.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1875.
  4. The Maid of Stralsund: A Story of the Thirty Years' War.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1876.