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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The most valuable among these are the diary of the Emperor's younger daughter,
Archduchess Marie Valerie, and the diary of Elisabeth's niece, Duchess Amelie
von Urach, as well as the extensive correspondence of the Empress's mother, ...
"She and the Emperor in his hussar's uniform made such a handsome and
gracious couple," she confided to her diary. On the evening of April 27 a large
court ball took place. The young wife had to withstand the inquisitive looks of the "
For example, Marie Valerie, her younger daughter, noted in her diary, "Mama
showed us the desk at which she wrote so much to Possi [Possenhofen] and
cried so much, so much, because she was homesick."32 Similarly, Marie
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