|Under pseudonym F.R. Eckmar||Detective novels|
|Een linkerbeen gezocht - 1935|
|Spoken te koop -1936|
|Ratten op de trap - 1937|
1981 AVRO hoorspel
CD: Nederlands Audiovisueel Archief (NAA)
|Drie dode dwergen - 1938|
|De maagd en de moordenaar - 1939|
|Jan de Hartog vertelt in De Vlucht dat hij hierin heeft leren schrijven. Dan waren ze toch ergens goed voor.||As far as I know, there are no English translations of these.|
(Don't bother to learn Dutch to read them.)
|Het Huis met de Handen - 1934|
|Ave Caesar - 1936|
|Oompje Owadi - 1938|
|Hollands Glorie - 1940|
Over 38 editions, not counting the WWII underground printings.
Dutch television serial in the 1970s starring Hugo Metsers
|Captain Jan - 1942, UK|
|Gods Geuzen - 1947-1949|
|The Spiral Road - 1957|
I - Mission to Borneo
II - Duel with a Witchdoctor
Filmed by Robert Mulligan as The Spiral Road, with Burl Ives and Rock Hudson.
Mulligan filmed it in Suriname with old colonial Dutch types, who were very mad when the film was released, because he had fooled them into re-enacting a colonial party in Batavia, now Jakarta. (They ought to have read the book first).
|Stella - Mary - Thalassa - Trilogy||-|
|Stella - 1950|
More or less, but only that, the same plot as The Lost Sea.
|The Lost Sea I/The Distant Shore I - 1951|
First appearance of Marinus Harinxma.
Filmed by Carol Reed as The Key
with Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard and William Holden.
Bloody marvelous movie. Buy it in letterbox only (if you can get it at all).
|Mary - 1951|
Wie dit in het Nederlands gelezen heeft, zou De Kapitein ook moeten lezen.
|Thalassa - 1952||The Lost Sea II/The Distant Shore II - 1952|
|De Kleine Ark - 1953||The Little Ark - 1954|
The 1953 Dutch Zeeland floods; later filmed
|Scheepspraat - 1958|| A Sailor's Life - 1955|
|The Call of the Sea|
contains The Lost Sea, The Distant Shore, and A Sailor's Life
|De Kunstenaar - 1959||The Artist - 1963|
|De Inspecteur - 1961||The Inspector - 1960|
|The Sailing Ship — 1964|
|De Wateren van de Nieuwe Wereld — 1966||Waters of the New World — 1961|
|Het Ziekenhuis — 1965||The Hospital — 1964|
Disgraceful conditions in Houston,
Texas hospital-and what to do about things like that, an exposé much
like there are websites in our age to expose landlords who have slum conditions and not beautiful downtown Indianapolis apartments.
|De Kapitein — 1967||
The Captain — 1966|
Based on the Dutch Mary
May be his best book. Sold over a million copies in the USA (for whatever that's worth—Mickey Spillane sold much better).
Like many of de Hartog's books, based upon historic circumstances: the Halifax-Murmansk WWII convoys. Fleet gossip had it that this convoy merely served as a decoy to lure Tirpitz out of hiding, and that ships and crews were callously sacrificed to the purpose of destroying Tirpitz.
However, as it happens, he was wrong. Not that I feel that matters; if anything, it makes the book's concept stronger: you did not even get to understand really who or what you were fighting for.
This is what The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea has to say about Convoy PQ17:
It sailed from Iceland on 27 June 1942 with a close escort of six destroyers, four corvettes, and two anti-aircraft ships, a close support force of four cruisers and three destroyers, and distant cover by the British Home Fleet. The convoy existed of thirty-six merchant ships and made good progress for the first seven days, passing north of Bear island, between Spitsbergen and the North Cape of Norway on 3 July. On this date the British Admiralty received intelligence that two German pocket-battleships, the Scheer and Lützow, had sailed from Norvik bound for Altenfiord, a temporary base in the far North of Norway.
Another great book on the Atlantic convoys:
Further intelligence came in the same day that the battleship Tirpitz and the heavy cruiser Hipper had sailed from Trondheim, bound for the northward. It appeared to the British Admiralty that these heavy ships could only be gathering in the far north for an attack on PQ17, and a quick calculation indicated that they could reach the convoy during the night of 4 July.
U-boat and air attacks on the convoy began on 4 July, but were beaten off with the loss of three merchant ships. It was appreciated in the Admiralty that the distant cover of the Home Fleet was much too far to the westward to intervene if the German surface ships attacked, and also that the close support ships and the close escort, four cruisers and nine destroyers, were no match for the guns of the Tirpitz and the pocket-battleships. On the assumption that these ships had already sailed, the Admiralty ordered the convoy to scatter and the close support force to withdraw to the westward as ordered. Unfortunately, the six destroyers of the escort force, believing from the Admiralty signal that an action with the German ships was imminent, accompanied the support force and also withdrew westward in the expectation of providing much needed support to the cruisers in the coming battle. Although no enemy appeared, they remained with the support force throughout the night.
In fact the Tirpitz, Scheer and Hipper (the Lützow ran aground when leaving Narvik and was damaged) did not leave Altenfiord until shortly before noon on July 5, but by then there was no task for them. The merchant ships, no longer a convoy for they had obeyed the order to scatter, were falling victim one by one to the torpedoes of U-boats and aircraft. Of the thirty-five that had sailed from Iceland, only eleven reached their destination in North Russia.
C.S. Forester's The Good Shepherd
RED convoy route - BLUE pack-ice limit
|Herinneringen van een Bramzijgertje - 1967||-|
|De Kinderen - 1968||The Children - 1969|
|Het Koninkrijk van de Vrede|
I - De Kinderen van het Licht
|The Peaceable Kingdom - 1971|
I - The Children of the Light
II - The Holy Experiment
|-||The Lamb's War - 1980|
The Peaceable Kingdom - IV
|De Vlucht van de Henny||The Trail of the Serpent- 1983|
discarded titles: The Pirate; The Flight of the Henny
May partly have been inspired by HMAS Abraham Crijnssen.
|-||The Star of Peace - 1984|
based on play Skipper Next to God.
|De Commodore||The Commodore - 1986|
A Marinus Harinxma novel; one of his funniest.
|-||The Peculiar People - 1992|
The Peaceable Kingdom - III
Marinus Harinxma definitely goes over the superstitious edge; a pity.
|-||The Outer Buoy - 1994.|
Marinus Harinxma gets more and more superstitious.
|De Vlucht - 1999|
Met Marjorie de Hartog
The story of his flight from occupied Holland, written with Marjorie de Hartog.
|A View of the Ocean - 2007|
Marvelous little book, describing his mother and her death.
Especially interesting because he tells about his first contact with Quakers.
|De Ondergang van De Vrijheid - 1939||-|
|Mist - 1939||-|
|-||The Ark at Rest - pre 1940|
performed years later in Kassel, Germany.
|De Duivel en Juffer Honesta - 1941|
|Schipper Naast God - 1942|
|Skipper Next to God|
Movie Maître après Dieu (France 1951)
|-||The Rising Lark|
|Het Hemelbed - 1943|
|The Fourposter - 1951|
Movie, 1952 - later turned into musical I Do! I Do!
|De Dood van een Rat - 1949|
|Death of a Rat - 1946|
U.S. title This Time Tomorrow
|-||William and Mary - 1963|