The Poor Gentleman

The Poor Gentleman

by Hendrik Conscience

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Overview

Near the end of July, 1842, an open calèche might have been seen rolling along one of the three highways that lead from the frontiers of Holland toward Antwerp. Although the vehicle had evidently been cleaned with the utmost care, every thing about it betokened decay.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783734022166
Publisher: Outlook Verlag
Publication date: 09/23/2018
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Henri or Hendrik Conscience (1812 - 1883) was a Belgian author. He is considered the pioneer of Dutch-language literature in Flanders, writing at a time when Belgium was dominated by the French language among the upper classes, in literature and government. Conscience fought as a Belgian revolutionary in 1830 and was a notable writer in the Romanticist style popular in the early 19th century. He is best known for his romantic nationalist novel, De Leeuw van Vlaenderen (1838), inspired by the victory of a Flemish peasant militia over French knights at the 1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs during the Franco-Flemish War.

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