"A Posthumous Confession" is a novel written by Marcellus Emants, a Dutch writer. The novel explores the inner turmoil and psychological struggles of the main character, aged artist Gerard van Helderen. Told through his confessional narrative, the story delves into themes of love, guilt, and the complexities of human desires. Gerard reflects on his failed relationships, including his marriage and his passionate affair with a young woman named Christine. Set in 19th-century Netherlands, the novel provides a candid examination of societal norms and the limitations placed upon individuals in pursuit of personal happiness. "A Posthumous Confession" was first published in 1894 and is considered one of Emants' most prominent works.