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Journey Through the Night

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Journey Through the Night (Dutch: Reis door de nacht) is a novel, originally in four volumes published from 1951 to 1958, by Dutch author Anne de Vries. The novel centers around the representation of the Second World War in the Netherlands and the impact it had on a reformed family. Since its publication, it has been translated in English several times, most recently in 2001 by Inheritance Publications. . Background Anne de Vries was born in Kloosterveen, on the countryside of Drenthe and lived on a "lonely farm". He however moved to Zeist, a wealthy town between Utrecht and Amsterdam, to become a teacher at a local school. As he longed back to his childhood on the countryside, De Vries wrote the novel Bartje in the 1930s, which quickly became a popular work of fiction and resulted in De Vries' breakthrough as a writer. In 1940, De Vries moved back to Drenthe. During the Second World War, De Vries was involved in the Dutch Resistance. De Vries also held contacts with Johanne
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