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Pieter van Breda is ugly and deformed. He inherits a reasonable sum from his father. Driven by ambition he becomes immensely rich and reaches the highest societal posts of regent and mayor. Through his friendship with statesman Johan van Oldenbarneveldt he becomes involved in politics and rebellion.
Sequel to 'I Struggle and Rise'. Is continued in 'I Shall Maintain'.
Star Children, The Lady Tree, The Darkroom of Damocles, I Shall Maintain, The Golden Tulip, The Coffee Trader, Snarleyyow, Rembrandt’s Whore, Van Rijn, The Glass Bridge, I am Rosemarie, The Drowning Room, The House of Windjammer, The Moneylender's Daughter, The Count of Talavera, John Company, Key of Gold, The Silent Sin, Tulip Fever, History of a Pleasure Seeker, The Cocaine Salesman
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Tulipomania, The Lady Tree, I Shall Maintain, The Coffee Trader, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, The Free Negress Elisabeth, Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, The House of Windjammer, The Moneylender's Daughter, John Company, The Thousand Autumns of Jacbob de Zoet, Tulip Fever, History of a Pleasure Seeker, Niccolo Rising, The Cocaine Salesman
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