By many, Louis Couperus (1863-1923) is considered as one of the greatest writers that The Netherlands has produced. His work is now considered classic and it truly is a masterful picture of the fascinating world around 1900.
In his novels and stories, Louis Couoperus immortalized the stormy developments in the political, social, and cultural life of the fin de siècle. Couperus’ work is versatile and he is an author of many faces. His versatility is just as impressive as the scale of his work.
With an inexhaustible imagination, labor, and stylistic variety, he wrote psychological, mythological, and historical novels, stories, fairy tales, and poems. In his travelogues and serials, he also shows himself as a keen observant journalist.