Footsteps of Fate

Louis Couperus (1863 - 1923)
Translated by Clara Bell (1835 - 1927)

A short but intense novel, Footsteps of Fate tells of the friendship of two young Dutchmen in London, Frank and Bertie. Arriving destitute at Frank's home one night, Bertie is taken in by his old friend and soon begins to enjoy a life of fashion and dissolution at Frank's expense. On a holiday in Norway, Frank meets Eva and they decide to marry. But Eva struggles to come to terms with Bertie's passion for Frank, which seems to exceed her own. Reluctant to let go of either relationship, Frank finds that the course of life is to be decided by fate. 'Noodlot' (Fate) was the second published novel of the celebrated Dutch novelist, Louis Couperus, and the first to published in English translation, under the title, 'Footsteps of Fate'. - Summary by Philip Benson

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction by Edmund Gosse Phil Benson
Play 01 Part One Phil Benson
Play 02 Part Two Phil Benson
Play 03 Part Three I-VI Phil Benson
Play 04 Part Three VII-X Phil Benson
Play 05 Part Three XI-XIV Phil Benson
Play 06 Part Three XV-XVIII Phil Benson
Play 07 Part Four I-IV Phil Benson
Play 08 Part Four V-VI Phil Benson
Play 09 Part Five Phil Benson