Anna Louisa Geertruida Bosboom-Toussaint


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Bosboom-Toussaint, Anna Louisa Geertruida

 

Born Sept. 16, 1812, in Alkmaar; died Apr. 13, 1886, in The Hague. Dutch author. Her first work was published in 1837. She was influenced by F. Schiller, W. Scott, and the French romantics. Most of her novels deal with the history of the Netherlands: The Earl of Devonshire (1838), The English in Rome (1839), Het Huis Lauernesse (1840), a trilogy on the Earl of Leicester (1846–55), Count Pepoli (1860), The Wonder Doctor from Delft (1870), and others. The novel Majoor Frans (1874) centers around the problem of women’s emancipation.

WORKS

Romantische werken, vols. 1–25. Rotterdam-The Hague, 1885–88.

REFERENCES

Dyserinck, i.A.L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint. The Hague, 1911.
Bouvy, J. M. C. Idee en werkwijze van Mevrouw Bosboom-Toussaint. Rotterdam, 1935.
Reeser, H. De jeugdjaren van A. L. G. Toussaint. Haarlem, 1962.