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  • The Hidden Forceby Louis Couperus; Paul Vincent

    Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    A mystical Javan prince and a promiscuous wife are twin challenges to Dutch Commissioner Van Oudijck's seemingly impregnable authority. As he struggles to maintain control of his district and his family, ancient local traditions reassert their influence and colonial power begins to disintegrate. Set at the height of Dutch colonial rule in the East... more...

  • Eline Vereby Louis Couperus; Ina Rilke

    Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    Eline Vere is a passionate and rebellious young socialite, living in The Hague in the late 19th century. Driven by a highly active imagination, she attempts to escape the narrow confines of her bourgeois existence, and to force reality to live up to her dreams - but the world has other plans. In Eline Vere, with its fascinating heroine and supporting... more...

  • Inevitableby Louis Couperus; Paul Vincent

    Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    CornÚlie de Retz Van Loo, a 23-year-old recently divorced socialite, tries to begin a new life in Italy, with mixed feelings. After spending time in Rome, however, she discovers that Italy itself can never bring her the consolation she seeks, and writes a pamphlet on 'The Social Position of the Divorced Woman'. Flouting convention, she moves in with... more...

  • Psycheby Louis Couperus; B. S. Berrington

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Immerse yourself in the lush language and enchanting fantasy world of Dutch writer Louis Couperus' Psyche, a twentieth-century reimagining of the ancient fable of Psyche, Eros and Cupid. It's a gorgeously rendered tale that is a must-read for fans of mythology. more...

  • Ecstasyby Louis Couperus; Teixteira de Mattos; John Gray

    Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    Cecile, a beautiful young window, falls in love with a notorious womanizer, and for that reason must endure intense suffering and pain in the midst of polite society. Ecstasy's tranquil setting in late 19th-century Holland belies the stormy waters in which Cecile finds herself, as she abandons herself to love - to thwarted and unspoken passion. more...

  • Footsteps of Fateby Louis Couperus; Edmund Gosse; Clara Bell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This gripping novel from prominent Dutch writer Louis Couperus caused quite a stir when it was published, provoking strong, divided reactions from critics around the world. Footsteps of Fate revolves around a strange love triangle that ends in unspeakable tragedy. more...

  • The Hidden Forceby Louis Couperus; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In The Hidden Force, Dutch writer Louis Couperus presents a prescient critique of European colonialism that was decades ahead of its time. The novel follows Dutch expat Van Oudyck in his life in Java, as he comes to grips with the damage wrought by Western incursions into foreign cultures, not only on a grand scale, but also within his own family. more...

  • Dr. Adriaanby Louis Couperus; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The final volume of Dutch writer Louis Couperus' sweeping, multi-generational Small Souls series, Dr. Adriaan brings the epic to a satisfying conclusion, with the sole survivors of the wealthy Van Lowe family picking up the pieces and finding their place in the brave new world that began to emerge as the nineteenth century drew to a close. more...

  • The Tourby Louis Couperus; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the novel The Tour, Dutch writer Louis Couperus takes a sharp detour from his usual subject matter of psychological dramas set in early twentieth-century Europe to explore a story of lost love amongst the dusty byways and lavish compounds of the upper class in ancient Egypt. more...

  • The Later Lifeby Louis Couperus; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The novel The Later Life is the second of four books in Dutch writer Louis Couperus' tetralogy recounting the triumphs and tribulations of the wealthy Van Lowe family in nineteenth-century Europe. In the series, Couperus evolves away from the lyrical style of his earlier works to some degree and adopts a more realistic approach. more...