Jan De Hartog

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About the Author

Jan de Hartog was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, in 1914. His play, The Fourposter, won the Tony Award for Best Play. His twenty-one novels, published over a fifty-two year period, include The Captain, The Commodore, and a trilogy fictionalizing the Society of Friends: The Peaceable Kingdom, The Peculiar People, and The Outer Buoy. De Hartog died in 20021 at the age of eighty-eight.

Books by Jan De Hartog

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