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The Hidden Force by Louis Couperus

The Hidden Force (1900)

by Louis Couperus

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    Anonymous user: Twee boeken over het leven van totoks in 19de eeuws Nederlands Indie en hun clash met de lokale cultuur.

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This novel is about a Dutch government official and his family in the colonial Dutch East Indies in the early 1900's. He has four children by his first wife, a native woman, the eldest of whom is having an affair with his current wife. The official turns a blind eye to this and to the other dalliances of his wife. He rigidly tries to rule his domain with reason and logic, and scorns the mysticism of the natives, leading ultimately to tragedy. This is an interesting character study set in a far-away time and place, but the book never drew me in. ( )
  arubabookwoman | Jan 12, 2012 |
Wonderful novel about the Dutch East Indies, and how the rational Westerner loses out against the powers around him. ( )
  mercure | Jan 17, 2008 |
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Robles de Medina, SabrinaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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