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Majesteit by Louis Couperus is a captivating novel that offers readers a glimpse into the opulent world of royalty in the early 20th century. The story follows the complex and tumultuous life of the Dutch queen, Wilhelmina, as she navigates the challenges of her position while also grappling with personal struggles and relationships.

Couperus's writing is rich and evocative, painting a vivid portrait of the royal court and the societal expectations placed upon the queen. The character of Wilhelmina is brilliantly written, offering a nuanced and multi-dimensional portrayal of a woman thrust into a position of power and responsibility.

The novel is a compelling blend of historical fiction and drama, with Couperus expertly weaving together political intrigue, personal conflicts, and the weight of tradition. The story is both entertaining and thought-provoking, exploring themes of duty, love, and the complexities of power.

Overall, Majesteit is a masterful work of literature that will resonate with readers who enjoy immersive historical fiction and compelling character-driven narratives. Couperus's skillful storytelling and vivid prose make this novel a must-read for fans of royal dramas and period pieces.

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Eerste van de drie koningsromans van Louis Couperus. Het is een van de populairste romans van Louis Couperus, getuige het aantal herdrukken en vertalingen dat het boek te beurt viel. Kroonprins Othomar van het imaginaire land Lipariƫ. Othomar wordt gekweld door angsten en twijfels in verband met zijn hoge positie. (Samenvatting geschreven door Marcel Coenders)

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