De Nederlandse maagd PDF/EPUB Ô De Nederlandse

De Nederlandse maagd PDF/EPUB Ô De Nederlandse

De Nederlandse maagd ❴EPUB❵ ✰ De Nederlandse maagd Author Marente de Moor – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Zomer 1936 Janna een jonge Nederlandse schermster wordt door haar vader op de trein gezet om in de leer te gaan bij zijn oude vriend maître Egon von Bötticher Egon een huzaar die gewond en verbitter Zomer Janna een jonge Nederlandse schermster wordt door haar vader op de trein gezet om in de leer te gaan bij zijn oude vriend maître Egon von Bötticher Egon een huzaar die gewond en verbitterd is teruggekeerd uit de Eerste Wereldoorlog slijt zijn dagen op een verlaten landgoed bij Aken Hier geeft hij les aan twee beeldschone tweelingbroers en organiseert hij bloedige duels voor studenten Binnen de poorten van deze eigenaardige wereld gaat Janna geïntrigeerd door haar ontoeschietelijke maître op zoek naar antwoorden Wat is er tussen hem en haar vader voorgevallen en De Nederlandse Kindle - wie moet de rekening vereffenen Gaandeweg dringt de buitenwereld het leven op het landgoed binnen en komt het tot een dramatische ontknoping.


10 thoughts on “De Nederlandse maagd

  1. Viv JM Viv JM says:

    35 starsThe Dutch Maiden takes place in 1936 when a 16 year old Dutch girl who loves fencing is packed off to train under a former friend of her father's the deeply scarred mentally and physically German aristocrat Egon von Botticher From thereon it is a kind of gothic coming of age tale heavily influenced by RebeccaWuthering Heights There's a big country house lot of brooding sexuality some oddspooky goings on some political tension and a fair bit of prancing around with weapons It is a bit daft but very readable though occasionally a little disjointedI bought this book on a total whim partly because the physical book is so beautiful It is a nice weight paperback with bevelled edges and feels lovely to hold plus the pages stay open always a bonus I am going to hunt out other World Editions books


  2. Ada Cerma Ada Cerma says:

    It isn't that easy at least for me to escape the charm of a story regarding some dark and mysterious man and a young girl's affection towards him This was what first lead me to buy the book and read it My attraction towards some gothic tale wasn't disappointed when the background of the story was painted in the first chapters a big farm a dark and empty house full of tales and the loneliness and temper of its owner It was so easy to feel yourself part of it walking the halls and stairs the rooms an evocative description of a place that was about to reveal itself chapter by chapterIt was the first time I read about fencing in a book The choice of this specific sport isn't a coincidence Even if you are a dilettante as myself you get to understand the real meaning of it Fencing is about precision attention mental strength tactics courage and respect for the opponent Fencing is an art and for aristocrats as Egon von Bötticher it represents a badge of HONOR And in fact Honor is what lays behind the story of Egon As we get to know from the letters exchanged between him and Janna's father their relationship is uite a turmoiled one It brings us back in the WWI where this doctor saved his life Brought in a camp he was unable to fight again His mental status was altered and the wound s of the war were too deep to be healed even years later Cause leaving the battle field meant for him abandoning his mission his own honor In the letters we get familiar with the full portrait of the war how it changes humanity By humanity I don't mean only men losing their limbs or fields covered in blood I mean humans that are redefined mentally as much as physically I mean Humanity getting lost under some badges and flags and uniforms under causes that probably were never actually understood So I recall the great impact that the war had on psychiatry The soldiers suffering post traumatic disorders brought into consideration the role of such dreadful events on human minds There isn't in my opinion of course a transforming experience than facing the horrors of the war As we face flashbacks of the WWI there are threats of another war to come WWII Between the lines we get to know the real brainwash of the population their appreciation towards the most hated historical figures of the century Hilter He was raising an entire nation with the promise of bringing glory to the german name The climate of this upcoming war is felt even in the farm where mensur a fencing tradition now forbidden is taking placeThe revelation of the war has a great impact on Janna Reading the letters sentor not between her father and his friend she gets to know her maitre It's his dark and vigorous portrait that makes her fall in love with him Their relation is passionate dark never stable never uite satisfying for a young girl full of dreams She sleeps with him but yet finds him distant a man lost in his dark I think their relation was the means of her growing up and secondly was the key of revealing the relation between the two menBut I come to the point of admitting the things I didn't like in the bookFirst of all I would have liked a profound description of Janna's feeling between her and Egon Since I do write myself to me is fundamental to explore step by step the changes that happen inside the characters It's true that we get descriptions of Egon with her own words her thoughts of him before meeting him or when he becomes her maitre but her affection towards him is distant till the moment she admits it when she sees him in black The scene of the house farm the tension Every thing was there and meas a reader was ready to have their romance reveal itself gradually Not just the actions but the changes they brought in her psycheMy other point is the storytelling I liked too much the atmosphere the author created the descriptions helped me as a reader get a portray of the place and its parallelism with the owner's inner situation But the events happening lack the ups and downs It seems all so linear I expect something big to happen and when it happens it seems as it passes by unnoticed The plot was perfect to create suspense that came a bit vague To conclude my review except my last critics the story and over the message behind are enough reasons to have the book in the readinglist Literature's mission remains making the readers expand their view towards life a journey through imaginary times and places that in a way or another are a mere reflection of our owns


  3. freckledbibliophile freckledbibliophile says:

    Eighteen year old Janna is a good fencer who is sent by her father to live with an expert swordsman to perfect her craft Some women it is often stated find men with dark personalities attractive I suppose this was true in the case of Janna who fell in love with Egon Botticher I uestion if this is the reason behind Egon's narcissistic character or if it has something to do with prior warfare dealings between Janna's father and Egon What exactly transpired?De Moor's descriptions of the Raeren Egon's estate and where he taught fencing gave me Jane Eyre vibes; dark and ueer like Egon There were several instances when I found her writing witty For example the way she described Egon and his relationship with animals the twins the horse incident etc afforded me a good laugh What becomes of the duo when the past bullies the future? This book was a thrilling read for me


  4. Danielle Trussoni Danielle Trussoni says:

    The heroine’s intense emotional world the foreboding atmosphere of pre World War II Germany and the richness of de Moor’s imagination that make The Dutch Maiden one of the most delicious novels I’ve read in ages While the narrative drags a bit in stretches I couldn’t put it down Perhaps a good story can like a love affair be likened to swordplay “A good fencing match has moments of stillness Without stillness a duel descends into a blind scuffle that ends in slaughter” A sentiment that seems apt for both love and battle


  5. Marijke Marijke says:

    Couldn't get through it Language was almost too fully packed Great sentences but I lost the forest for the trees I never really got into the story There was no hook for me


  6. Yvonne Yvonne says:

    Looks like Dutch Literature and me are growing apart The book took a hold on the author not vice versa Published at least one or two years too early that is before the ideas she wants to use could really mature She knows how to write in style though and didn't agree with the nomination for a major Dutch Award at all so who knows what she can achieve in the future


  7. Eni Myrtollari Eni Myrtollari says:

    Loved this book Short well written and a novel that brings something new to the scene


  8. Madelynp Madelynp says:

    I am rounding up from 15 stars because this book is no where near as terrible as the 1 star The Long Silence of Mario Salviati However much like Mario Salviati I am forced to wonder how my feelings for this novel are driven by the translation rather than by the story The story itself which is told through letters from World War I and the narrative of Janna is fine there are not really any plot twists that surprise the reader but de Moor does an excellent job establishing the malevolent forces outside of the Raeran estate slowly pushing their way in as the Nazi party's power increases across Germany However I found the characters to be one dimensional and while fencing is presumably the reason why all of these characters with the exception of Leni and Heinz descend upon Raeran I personally struggled to follow the metaphors between fencing and the events occurring within the estate


  9. Cammy Cammy says:

    This was a fascinating read Luckily I knew the location and understood than most Americans might about that area Complex characters beautiful descriptionsreally made me think So different than American action driven fiction If you’re looking for something to chew on read this


  10. Josine van Heek Josine van Heek says:

    Read about 50% and decided to stop reading it Not my book


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10 thoughts on “De Nederlandse maagd

  1. Viv JM Viv JM says:

    35 starsThe Dutch Maiden takes place in 1936 when a 16 year old Dutch girl who loves fencing is packed off to train under a former friend of her father's the deeply scarred mentally and physically German aristocrat Egon von Botticher From thereon it is a kind of gothic coming of age tale heavily influenced by RebeccaWuthering Heights There's a big country house lot of brooding sexuality some oddspooky goings on some political tension and a fair bit of prancing around with weapons It is a bit daft but very readable though occasionally a little disjointedI bought this book on a total whim partly because the physical book is so beautiful It is a nice weight paperback with bevelled edges and feels lovely to hold plus the pages stay open always a bonus I am going to hunt out other World Editions books

  2. Ada Cerma Ada Cerma says:

    It isn't that easy at least for me to escape the charm of a story regarding some dark and mysterious man and a young girl's affection towards him This was what first lead me to buy the book and read it My attraction towards some gothic tale wasn't disappointed when the background of the story was painted in the first chapters a big farm a dark and empty house full of tales and the loneliness and temper of its owner It was so easy to feel yourself part of it walking the halls and stairs the rooms an evocative description of a place that was about to reveal itself chapter by chapterIt was the first time I read about fencing in a book The choice of this specific sport isn't a coincidence Even if you are a dilettante as myself you get to understand the real meaning of it Fencing is about precision attention mental strength tactics courage and respect for the opponent Fencing is an art and for aristocrats as Egon von Bötticher it represents a badge of HONOR And in fact Honor is what lays behind the story of Egon As we get to know from the letters exchanged between him and Janna's father their relationship is uite a turmoiled one It brings us back in the WWI where this doctor saved his life Brought in a camp he was unable to fight again His mental status was altered and the wound s of the war were too deep to be healed even years later Cause leaving the battle field meant for him abandoning his mission his own honor In the letters we get familiar with the full portrait of the war how it changes humanity By humanity I don't mean only men losing their limbs or fields covered in blood I mean humans that are redefined mentally as much as physically I mean Humanity getting lost under some badges and flags and uniforms under causes that probably were never actually understood So I recall the great impact that the war had on psychiatry The soldiers suffering post traumatic disorders brought into consideration the role of such dreadful events on human minds There isn't in my opinion of course a transforming experience than facing the horrors of the war As we face flashbacks of the WWI there are threats of another war to come WWII Between the lines we get to know the real brainwash of the population their appreciation towards the most hated historical figures of the century Hilter He was raising an entire nation with the promise of bringing glory to the german name The climate of this upcoming war is felt even in the farm where mensur a fencing tradition now forbidden is taking placeThe revelation of the war has a great impact on Janna Reading the letters sentor not between her father and his friend she gets to know her maitre It's his dark and vigorous portrait that makes her fall in love with him Their relation is passionate dark never stable never uite satisfying for a young girl full of dreams She sleeps with him but yet finds him distant a man lost in his dark I think their relation was the means of her growing up and secondly was the key of revealing the relation between the two menBut I come to the point of admitting the things I didn't like in the bookFirst of all I would have liked a profound description of Janna's feeling between her and Egon Since I do write myself to me is fundamental to explore step by step the changes that happen inside the characters It's true that we get descriptions of Egon with her own words her thoughts of him before meeting him or when he becomes her maitre but her affection towards him is distant till the moment she admits it when she sees him in black The scene of the house farm the tension Every thing was there and meas a reader was ready to have their romance reveal itself gradually Not just the actions but the changes they brought in her psycheMy other point is the storytelling I liked too much the atmosphere the author created the descriptions helped me as a reader get a portray of the place and its parallelism with the owner's inner situation But the events happening lack the ups and downs It seems all so linear I expect something big to happen and when it happens it seems as it passes by unnoticed The plot was perfect to create suspense that came a bit vague To conclude my review except my last critics the story and over the message behind are enough reasons to have the book in the readinglist Literature's mission remains making the readers expand their view towards life a journey through imaginary times and places that in a way or another are a mere reflection of our owns

  3. freckledbibliophile freckledbibliophile says:

    Eighteen year old Janna is a good fencer who is sent by her father to live with an expert swordsman to perfect her craft Some women it is often stated find men with dark personalities attractive I suppose this was true in the case of Janna who fell in love with Egon Botticher I uestion if this is the reason behind Egon's narcissistic character or if it has something to do with prior warfare dealings between Janna's father and Egon What exactly transpired?De Moor's descriptions of the Raeren Egon's estate and where he taught fencing gave me Jane Eyre vibes; dark and ueer like Egon There were several instances when I found her writing witty For example the way she described Egon and his relationship with animals the twins the horse incident etc afforded me a good laugh What becomes of the duo when the past bullies the future? This book was a thrilling read for me

  4. Danielle Trussoni Danielle Trussoni says:

    The heroine’s intense emotional world the foreboding atmosphere of pre World War II Germany and the richness of de Moor’s imagination that make The Dutch Maiden one of the most delicious novels I’ve read in ages While the narrative drags a bit in stretches I couldn’t put it down Perhaps a good story can like a love affair be likened to swordplay “A good fencing match has moments of stillness Without stillness a duel descends into a blind scuffle that ends in slaughter” A sentiment that seems apt for both love and battle

  5. Marijke Marijke says:

    Couldn't get through it Language was almost too fully packed Great sentences but I lost the forest for the trees I never really got into the story There was no hook for me

  6. Yvonne Yvonne says:

    Looks like Dutch Literature and me are growing apart The book took a hold on the author not vice versa Published at least one or two years too early that is before the ideas she wants to use could really mature She knows how to write in style though and didn't agree with the nomination for a major Dutch Award at all so who knows what she can achieve in the future

  7. Eni Myrtollari Eni Myrtollari says:

    Loved this book Short well written and a novel that brings something new to the scene

  8. Madelynp Madelynp says:

    I am rounding up from 15 stars because this book is no where near as terrible as the 1 star The Long Silence of Mario Salviati However much like Mario Salviati I am forced to wonder how my feelings for this novel are driven by the translation rather than by the story The story itself which is told through letters from World War I and the narrative of Janna is fine there are not really any plot twists that surprise the reader but de Moor does an excellent job establishing the malevolent forces outside of the Raeran estate slowly pushing their way in as the Nazi party's power increases across Germany However I found the characters to be one dimensional and while fencing is presumably the reason why all of these characters with the exception of Leni and Heinz descend upon Raeran I personally struggled to follow the metaphors between fencing and the events occurring within the estate

  9. Cammy Cammy says:

    This was a fascinating read Luckily I knew the location and understood than most Americans might about that area Complex characters beautiful descriptionsreally made me think So different than American action driven fiction If you’re looking for something to chew on read this

  10. Josine van Heek Josine van Heek says:

    Read about 50% and decided to stop reading it Not my book

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