Louis Couperus

Louis Couperus (1863–1923) was a Dutch novelist and poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is considered one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature. His most famous works include 'Eline Vere', 'The Books of the Small Souls', and 'The Hidden Force'. Couperus's work is known for its stylistic elegance and keen observation of social and psychological themes.


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  1. 1. Eline Vere

    "Eline Vere" is a classic novel that explores the life of a young, neurotic woman from the Hague, who is trapped in the restrictive high society of late 19th-century Holland. The protagonist, Eline Vere, is an enchanting but unstable young woman who self-destructs through her irrational fears and fantasies. The novel vividly depicts the social and cultural milieu of the time and is also a psychological study of a woman whose life spirals out of control.

    The 2443rd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Old People And The Things That Pass

    This novel delves into the hidden secrets and unspoken truths of an elderly couple, revealing the profound impact of their concealed affair on their family across generations. As the narrative unfolds, it exposes the complexities of human relationships and the consequences of past actions, illustrating how secrets can ripple through time, affecting not just those who keep them but also their descendants. The story masterfully explores themes of guilt, redemption, and the inescapable nature of the past, all while painting a poignant picture of aging and the inevitable passage of time.

    The 2845th Greatest Book of All Time