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  • 813by Maurice Leblanc; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Master criminal Arsene Lupin is at it again in the taut thriller 813. When Lupin is framed for murder, the famed thief enters the fray of the investigation in an attempt to clear his name and prove that his moral code, though unorthodox, is unwavering. 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...

  • Ecstasyby Louis Couperus; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This compelling love story from Dutch novelist, playwright, and poet Louis Couperus uses a fraught, non-traditional romance between lonely widow Cecile van Erven and dashing Taco Quaerts as a means of examining important philosophical questions about the nature of love, happiness, and suffering. more...

  • The Frontierby Maurice Leblanc; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    If you think Maurice Leblanc's literary output begins and ends with his series of mysteries featuring criminal mastermind Arsene Lupin, check out this tense thriller set in the years leading up to World War I. Probing questions of patriotism and nationalism, it's a treat for lovers of well-wrought historical fiction. 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...

  • The Inevitableby Louis Couperus; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Published at the dawn of a new century as women's roles were rapidly shifting, Dutch writer Louis Couperus' novel The Inevitable presents a remarkably frank account of one young woman's liberation and sexual emancipation in the aftermath of a bruising divorce. 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...

  • The Life of the Spiderby Jean-Henri Fabre; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 5.99

    The Life of the Spider is a volume in Jean-Henri Fabre's "Souvenirs Entomologiques", in which he shares fifty years of careful observation. He re-acquaints us with the most everyday insects, inspiring a new interest, awareness and understanding in the reader. This volume concerns spiders. more...

  • Majestyby Louis Couperus; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Dutch novelist Louis Couperus often employed epic narrative frameworks involving multiple generations and branches of a single family to explore timeless themes on a broad scale, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the canvas of a royal family would appeal to him on a creative level. In Majesty, Couperus portrays the inner lives of... more...

  • The Secret of Sarekby Maurice Leblanc; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The unforgettable character Arsene Lupin is often referred to as the "French Sherlock Holmes," although Lupin's skills revolved around thievery and deception rather than unlocking mysteries. The novel The Secret of Sarek is something of a departure for the Lupin series, with the action unfolding on a remote island. When will the master... more...