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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her diary "how embarrassing to me are Papa's often rough, contradictory way
with Mama, his curt replies. . . . Though I do know that he means no harm by it, I
nevertheless understand that Mama's view of the future is bleak." The thought
Ten minutes after seven, Mama and I went down. How jittery I was. . . . Now
Mama quietly sneaks to the archway [of the box] and opens the door. There sits
Franz, alone, pressed into a corner, but does not recognize Mama until,
beckoning with ...
Aunt Nene, did not believe in death at all, was glad to see Mama and said to her,
"Old Sisi" — she and Mama almost always spoke English together. "We two have
hard puffs in our lives," said Mama. "Yes, but we had hearts," replied Aunt ...
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biography of Empress of Austria — Queen of Hungary + Queen of Bavaria young marriage King Franz Rudolf — Hapsburg line — many deaths, murder, suicide she was anorexic, borderline perso. Interesting ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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this is about one of the most famous women in the world, empress elizabeth of austria, who after living a wild free life at the age of 16, and deeply in love marries the young emperor of austria franz ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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