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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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
Marie Valerie captured the scene in her diary. 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
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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