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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Archduke Ferdinand Max, the Emperor's younger brother, assumed the task of
acquainting the Wittelsbach and Habsburg families with each other. Then came
the introduction of the high court officials. All this occupied considerable time.
She caricatured the failings of all those who were her enemies — real or
imagined — especially the Viennese aristocracy and all the Habsburgs. Posterity
was to come to know the Habsburgs not only through the official histories written
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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