Pallieter by Felix Timmermans

"Pallieter" is a classic Flemish novel that depicts the life of a jovial and life-loving man, Pallieter, who lives in harmony with nature in a small Belgian town. The story showcases his love for the simple pleasures of life, his interactions with the townsfolk, and his deep connection with the natural world. However, when industrialization threatens his idyllic lifestyle, Pallieter decides to leave his beloved town. The novel is a celebration of life and nature, while also exploring the impact of industrialization on rural life.

The 2332nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 150

Since this book was first published in 1916, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 150.0.

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