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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Sophie was said to be the only man at this court swarming with weaklings. It was
she who energetically contributed to Metternich's fall in 1848. It was her
accusation "that he wanted an impossible thing: to rule the monarchy without an
Not a single word of Elisabeth's is preserved that might indicate a loving affection
for her older daughter. Shortly after Gisela's engagment, the substitute mother of
the two older children, Archduchess Sophie, who had been ill for some time, ...
She stayed at the bedside until Sophie died the following morning. Marie
Festetics expressed her praise: "She has brought her heart along from her forests
— that is why no one understands her here, where the germ cell of all feeling
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