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Psyche

by Louis Couperus & B. S. Berrington

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...


Ecstasy: A Study of Happiness

by Louis Couperus & Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

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...


The Later Life

by Louis Couperus & Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

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,...


The Inevitable

by Louis Couperus & Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

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...


Dr

by Louis Couperus & Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

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...


The Hidden Force: A Story of Modern Java

by Louis Couperus & Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

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...


Footsteps of Fate

by Louis Couperus, Clara Bell & Edmund Gosse

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...


The Tour: A Story of Ancient Egypt

by Louis Couperus & Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

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...


Eline Vere

by Louis Couperus & Ina Rilke

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....


Inevitable

by Louis Couperus & Paul Vincent

Cornelie De Retz Van Loo, a twenty-three-year-old divorcee from an upper-class Hague milieu, tries with mixed feelings to begin a new life in Italy. After some time in Rome, she discovers that Italy itself can...


Psyche

by Louis Couperus, Lucius Apuleius & B.S. Berrington

Psyche is a modern, adult fairy tale, drenched in powerful imagery, and one of the most fascinating works to come from the pen of Louis Couperus, the Dutch Oscar Wilde and among the greatest writers ever to...


Ecstasy

by Louis Couperus, Teixteira de Mattos & John Gray

This is one of Couperus's most powerful novels. A brilliant observer of fin-de-siècle Dutch society, his works are characterised by perfect characterisation, exquisite description and a mordant wit, which brought...


The Hidden Force

by Louis Couperus & Paul Vincent

Set in Java at the height of Dutch colonial rule in the East Indies, Couperus’s evocative and sensual narrative depicts the clash between Western rationalism, represented by the district commissioner Otto...