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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For the decision to erect a monument to Heine, a Jew, the creator of the
Wintermdrchen (A Winter's Tale) and critic of German princes, was considered an
outrage by both the anti-Semites and the German nationalists and monarchists.
Elisabeth viewed the German problem from the Bavarian and Austrian
standpoints, with a strong aversion to "the Prussians." If she was pro-German (but
never pro-Prussian), it was only in the sense of 1848 — quite unlike Valerie, who
Marie Valerie, who drifted more and more into German Nationalist waters,
interpreted Elisabeth's ideas in her own way and urged the irresolute bridegroom
on with the following arguments, astonishing in the daughter of a Habsburg
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