By Louis Couperus
In 1887 Louis Couperus wrote the novel that he hoped would show them that he could write: Eline Vere. It was serialised in Het Vaderland, one of the main papers based in The Hague.
It made his name and was so popular that the last instalment was the topic for discussion everywhere in the city: Have you heard what happened to Eline? When he was pressed to reveal on whom Eline was modelled, he simply said: ‘Eline, that’s me’.
Now you can find out all about Eline. We will make available a chapter at a time. In this first chapter you will meet Eline and find out why she didn’t go to the party and about her feelings for her brother-in-law.
Don’t delay, get reading now!