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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She took along Archduchess Marie Valerie, who knew nothing of the
circumstances. Valerie captured this visit in her diary, writing about the actress, "
she showed us the pretty house she has rented . . . darling and natural, and
spoke very ...
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 that Franz Joseph might deal
less roughly with the actress deeply distressed Marie Valerie. "I wish I need never
On May 5, 1888, Archduchess Marie Valerie's diary captured one of Elisabeth's
typical reactions. "Franz talked about the deterioration of conditions here," it
reads. "Of course, this made Mama very happy." Marie Valerie, who drifted more
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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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