Tulip Fever Characters

Deborah Moggach
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Sophia Sandvoort

Sophia Sandvoort is the young wife of Cornelis. Her age is 24, while her husband is 61. Sophia agreed to marry Cornelis because of her family’s great poverty. When her father died, he was found to be bankrupt and all of his possessions taken. Sophia had lived with her mother and two sisters, making a meager living by taking in sewing jobs.

Sophia and Cornelis were married three years when Cornelis decided to have their portrait painted. Sophia fell in love the Jan, the handsome young man who painted the portrait. Even though Sophia tried to fight against her temptation, Sophia gave in to her temptation. After she met Jan and they had their first affair there was no going back. Sophia continued visiting Jan for affairs.

When Maria learned she was pregnant, she told Sophia she knew what was going on between Sophia and Jan. Maria threatened...

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