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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"Our sister [as Marie was known in court jargon] flirts seriously with Bay and has
invited him to her house," Marie Festetics wrote to Ida Ferenczy, who had been
left behind in Hungary.40 The Crown Prince was so outraged at what he heard ...
Except for Middleton, there was no one around her who would have dared to
speak openly. Some flattered her, manipulated her. Marie Festetics worried but
was powerless: "If one's world teaches one to think small, how can one respect
Once again Marie Festetics hymned the beauty of the Empress, at that time forty-
three years old, and the veneration Rudolf showed toward her: "he literally threw
his arms around her neck — kissed her hands over and over, and then came the
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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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