Eline Vere by Louis Couperus

"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 2307th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 150

Since this book was first published in 1889, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 150.0.

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