The Greatest "The Hague" Books of All Time

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  1. 1. 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.

  2. 2. Old People And The Things That Pass by Louis Couperus

    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.

  3. 3. Intimacies by Katie Kitamura

    "Intimacies" by Katie Kitamura is a novel that follows an interpreter named Ana as she navigates her personal and professional life in The Hague. Ana becomes involved with a married man, explores her own desires and boundaries, and grapples with the complexities of language and communication. Along the way, she becomes entangled in a high-profile case involving a war criminal, forcing her to confront the moral implications of her work and her own actions. The book explores themes of intimacy, power, and morality, and raises questions about the nature of relationships and the limits of human connection.

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