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Louis Couperus - Noodlot & Footsteps of Fate - 1891

Louis Couperus - Noodlot & Footsteps of Fate - 1891

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Louis Couperus - Noodlot & Footsteps of Fate - 1891
Literature - Quantity: 2 - Book

Richard Canning, professor of British and American literature, made the news two years ago with his call in The Times Literary Supplement for a new English translation of Louis Couperus' novel Noodlot (1891). Prior to the book publication, it had already appeared in two episodes in De Gids, and was published by Heinemann in 1891 in a translation by Clara Bell under the title Footsteps of Fate. In his appeal, Canning also referred to the influence Footsteps of Fate may have had on Oscar Wilde, in the creation of his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (something Frédéric Bastet also pointed out in his 1987 biography of Couperus). The 1st edition of both books is offered here.

- Noodlot, Uitgevers-Maatschappij 'Elsevier', 1891 [= 1890], 211 pag. (Van Vliet, Decorated stories, p. 123 and ill. 1 on p. 122).
- Footsteps of Fate, translated from the Dutch by Clara Bell, Heinemann's International Library, introduction by Edmund Gosse, 1891, 272 pag.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Louis Couperus
Book Title
Noodlot & Footsteps of Fate
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1891
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Dutch, English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Elsevier & Heinemann
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
484
Dimensions
20×14.5 cm
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