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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Very soon, in the rarefied air of the Viennese court, she would be allowed to "put
out her hand for kissing" only to very specifically selected and privileged
members of the aristocracy; she could not simply shake hands with anyone she
took a ...
The cordiality that had surged her way from the many who waved at her from the
shore had given way here, in the circle of the court aristocracy, to a rather
skeptical curiosity. After all, Sisi had not yet grown into the full beauty of her later
She caricatured the failings of all those who were her enemies — real or
imagined — especially the Viennese aristocracy and all the Habsburgs. Posterity
was to come to know the Habsburgs not only through the official histories written
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