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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...

  • Eline Vereby Louis Couperus; Ina Rilke

    Steerforth Press 2010; US$ 17.00

    Louis Couperus was catapulted to prominence in 1889 with Eline Vere, a psychological masterpiece inspired by Flaubert and Tolstoy. Eline Vere is a young heiress: dreamy, impulsive, and subject to bleak moods. Though beloved among her large coterie of friends and relations, there are whispers that she is an eccentric: she has been known to wander alone... more...

  • Eline Vereby Louis Couperus; Ina Rilke; Paul Binding

    Archipelago Books 2010; US$ 17.00

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  • 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...

  • Psycheby Louis Couperus; Lucius Apuleius; B.S. Berrington; Robert Graves

    Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    In the original myth of Cupid and Psyche, the goddess Venus becomes jealous of Psyche?s celebrated beauty and instructs her son, Cupid, to make her fall in love with a monstrous creature. However, when Cupid gazes upon Psyche he falls in love with her himself ? with complicated consequences. Couperus?s Psyche is a modern fairy tale and symbolist... more...

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