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3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  256 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We be ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 5th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1883)
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Valentia D'Ambroise
Jan 01, 2015 Valentia D'Ambroise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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it's a retelling of Psyche's myth. there are however a lot of differences

it's about the youngest daughter of the king of the past. his oldest is about to become queen since the king is about to die. she is called Esmeralda, she wears gold, silver and all things royal. they say her heart is a emerald because she's cold as ice.
the middle daughter is called Astra, she's the smartest one and spends her time starring at the stars looking for watch beyond. we don't get to see her a lot; she represent
Dec 09, 2016 Tonny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prachtig, melancholisch sprookje in een lyrische schrijfstijl. Het is even wennen aan de woordvolgorde en het "oud Nederlandsch", maar het wennen duurt nooit lang. Levenswijsheden komen bijna achteloos voorbij. Je moet oppassen dat je ze niet mist. 'Ik heb aan geen goed en geen slecht gedacht: ik was maar, die ik was', zegt ze op het eind. Beeldschoon.
Nov 24, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely fairytale retelling of the story of Psyche with much less emphasis on Eros/Cupid. Journey of the human soul from innocence to experience to redemption. Read online with illustrations -


“Sphinx,” continued Psyche, “open your stony lips. Speak! Tell me the riddle of life. I was born a princess, naked, with wings; I cannot fly. The light-gold Chimera, the splendid horse with the silver wings, came down to me, took me away with him in wanderings throu
Feb 26, 2016 Victor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soooooo pretty. If you happen to like stories that take you into a world beyond your imagination, you should read this book for sure. Couperus writes like he is a poet, and takes this Wonderland vibe to a whole new level, involving the beautifull greek mythology!
Dec 20, 2008 Lia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dit is niet de juiste uitgave, zowel Psyche als Fidessa zijn schitterende sprookjes, snel nog eens lezen.
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It is a magical fairytall that gives you the chance to dream and due to its depth makes you reflect on topics like love, loyalty and duty.
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Louis Marie-Anne Couperus (June 10, 1863 – July 16, 1923) was a Dutch novelist and poet of the late 19th and early 20th century. He is usually considered one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature.
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