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Van Oude Menschen de Dingen, die Voorbij Gaan

Van Oude Menschen de Dingen, die Voorbij Gaan by Louis Couperus
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Van Oude Menschen de Dingen, die Voorbij Gaan by Louis Couperus is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that delves deep into the complexities of human relationships and the passage of time. Set in late 19th century Amsterdam, the story follows the lives of a wealthy family whose past sins come back to haunt them.

The characters are beautifully developed, each with their own flaws and vulnerabilities that make them relatable and compelling. The author expertly weaves together themes of love, betrayal, and forgiveness, creating a rich tapestry of emotions that resonate with readers long after they finish the book.

Couperus' prose is elegant and evocative, painting vivid images of the opulent world of the family while also exploring the darker aspects of their history. The novel's exploration of societal expectations, moral ambiguity, and the inevitability of change adds depth and complexity to the narrative.

Overall, Van Oude Menschen de Dingen, die Voorbij Gaan is a timeless classic that offers a haunting and poignant reflection on the passage of time and the impact of past actions on the present. Couperus' masterful storytelling and rich character development make this a must-read for fans of literary fiction.

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Zoals de titel al aangeeft gaat het boek over oude mensen (en ouder worden) en de dingen die voorbijgaan. Maar niet alles gaat voorbij met het ouder worden… Een duister geheim uit het verleden werpt zijn steeds groter wordende schaduw over een familie.

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