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The Hidden Force
by L. Couperus
translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
edited by E. M. Beekman
University of Massachusetts Press
Paper: 978-0-87023-715-7

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Hidden Force is a 1900 novel by the Dutch writer, L. Couperus. In the novel, the protagonist, Van Oudijck, a Dutch resident, faces his own demise as a result of his inability to see past his Western rationalism. The East Indian people and countryside have no effect on him, and the ambiance of Java, coupled with the adverse behavior of their Javanese subjects, prove more powerful than the might and power of the colonials.

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