Lysbeth: A Tale of the Dutch

Lysbeth A Tale of the Dutch Teenage and adult readers will be inspired by this historical novel about a Dutch woman who is caught up in the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition during the s This lively and heart rending story
  • Title: Lysbeth: A Tale of the Dutch
  • Author: H. Rider Haggard
  • ISBN: 9781930367968
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lysbeth: A Tale of the Dutch
    Teenage and adult readers will be inspired by this historical novel about a Dutch woman who is caught up in the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition during the 1500s This lively and heart rending story by H Rider Haggard will remind each reader of the value of religious liberty.
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  • H. Rider Haggard

    Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire His breakout novel was King Solomon s Mines 1885 , which was to be the first in a series telling of the multitudinous adventures of its protagonist, Allan Quatermain.Haggard was made a Knight Bachelor in 1912 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1919 He stood unsuccessfully for Parliament as a Conservative candidate for the Eastern division of Norfolk in 1895 The locality of Rider, British Columbia, was named in his memory.


  • Another atypical Haggard, Lysbeth, A Tale of the Dutch, is set in Sixteenth Century Holland and is the story of a family caught up in a religious war during a Spanish occupation Lysbeth, in love with Dirk who has not declared himself since she is wealthy and he is not, is coveted by Count Juan de Montalvo, a Spaniard The Count is interested in her money than in Lysbeth herself After Montalvo gathers information to prove Dirk a heretic and have him put to death, Lysbeth agrees to marry him to sa [...]

  • This is a great book if you re looking for an adventure filled novel It takes place during the Spanish Inquisition and describes some of the horrors that happened giving you an idea of what it was really like to live during that time period Follow Lysbeth, a young Hollander girl, as she struggles through life enduring times of hardships and peace, sorrow and happiness, war and love.H R Haggard was already one of my favorite authors and Lysbeth only made my opinion of him higher I read this book [...]

  • I had a hard time at first getting into this book, but my sister encouraged me to keep on And I m so glad I did It was absolutely wonderful I expected the story to be extremely dramatic and powerful, and H Rider Haggard did not disappoint I was pleasantly surprised by his sound biblical commentary throughout When unlawful in the biblical sense things happened things that very likely would have occurred during this tumultuous time , he does not leave the reader alone to wade through the moral dil [...]

  • Despite his morbid fascination with severed fingers in both The Pearl Maiden Lysbeth , H Rider Haggard writes splendid historical fiction I suppose being a guy and writing long and sometimes sentimental novels he has to interject some sort of masculine ick factor, but it wouldn t be any loss if he had left it outThis is an excellent story about a tragic but important time in church history.

  • This is one of the most incredible historical fiction books I have ever read I loved it What can I say, other than, I would recommend this book to absolutly anyone who loves historical fiction, beautiful romance, and stunning adventure.

  • Historical novel with love story about a Dutch woman who is caught up in the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition during the 1500s.This book takes place in the Netherlands and is about Lysbeth van Hout and love triangle involving her, her true love and the the story s arch villian who threatens her into a loveless marriage and is carried into the next generation involving her 2 children, Foy and Adrian Starts around the year 1544 ending in 1574.Typical of Haggard s style, the true loves face numer [...]

  • If you dig in a graveyard, you will find bones This proverb is at the heart of this story of Holland s war for freedom from Spain This is a very moving tale of deceit, greed and human suffering Count Juan de Montalvo a man you just love to hate forces Lysbeth into marriage in order to save her true love Dirk This is just the beginning of a long and harrowing tale of woe and conflict I think this novel appeals to me as I live no than 30 miles from Leiden, the city where most of the story took pl [...]

  • This tale of the persecution of the Protestant Dutch by their Spanish oppressors was very well written and gave one a good grasp upon the historical figures and events of the time What really stood out to me, though, was the way that it made you feel with the characters Many times, I tend to view persecution and martyrdom as far off and impersonal things They do not live in my mind they are not fully real This book, along with others I have read, helped to bring home to me just how terrible the [...]

  • I read an earlier review that commented on the way the book ended Though I agree that mob justice was not a morally upright way to finish off the villain, I think Haggard was being honest to human emotions Though in most cases I think Lysbeth and her family would have gone through with an honest trial and execution, this is one case where, if I were Lysbeth, I probably would have done the same thing All in all, a very good read The characters are real and multi dimensional, and it is written in [...]

  • This book was well written and an interesting piece of historical fiction that takes place during the Spanish occupation of the Netherlands in the 1400 and 1500s, something that I knew nothing about It also revealed a side of H Rider Haggard that I knew nothing about I ve always associated him with adventure novels like King Solomon s Mines and She But apparently he wrote other books like Lysbeth and Pearl Maiden that focus on people of Christian faith and their struggles to be free of persecuti [...]

  • Okay, so I gave it three stars because it is a well writen engaging story But it by no means is an easy to read, light hearted, and happy story This is set during the persecution of the Dutch church, mondern comparison would be Nazis hunting Jews There are some REALLY harsh times, and sorrow and death are frequent, though never hopeless Don t let that scare you away, but be aware.

  • This was a weird book, and not a good sort of weird I didn t like the way the book was divided into two parts and the amount of time that went between the two parts Not to give anything away, but frankly this heroine needed to stand up for herself I grew weary of the constant damsel s in distress and the plot in and of itself was really just odd.

  • another poorly researched, borderline racist novel about the spanish inquisition, written by a british dude there are some pretty passages here and there everybody in the book is annoying or awful, even the heroes ie anyone who isn t spanish.

  • Lysbeth is an enchanting and enveloping tale of a young girl during the Spanish Inquistion Her amazing stregnth and braveness inspires me H Rider Haggard has impressed me once again with his supreme ability of story telling With no regrets, I recommend this book 110%.

  • This book just got better and better I loved the history and adventure and romance and violence and betrayal Classic good versus evil and heroic deeds Great free read.

  • I have read this book twice over I loved it so much it is about the dutch and the spanish war and William of Orange.

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