The Reluctant Empress
Knopf, 1986 - 410 Seiten
Extremely interesting biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the beautifland mysterious Queen who was the Romantic idol of 19th-century Europe and wasassassinated in 1898.
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The recently engaged lady-in-waiting, Countess Marie Festetics, went along to
Merano. She had hesitated for a long time before accepting the post — though it
was surely a great honor to be offered it. The Empress's charm was captivating, ...
until the poor creatures broke out in wretched cries, saying that they could see
nothing at all but the terrible waves."18 Countess Festetics, who was always
seasick, found it particularly difficult to walk up and down alongside her mistress
on the ...
Festetics, August 8, 1875. 24. Corti Papers, September 16 and 22, 1875. A
Countess Zanardi Landi (The Secret of an Empress, London, 1914) tried to profit
from the Empress's accident by claiming that in Sassetot Elisabeth secretly gave
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