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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Elisabeth, too, felt "immeasurable compassion" (Festetics) for Ludwig, because "
he is not mad enough to be locked up but too abnormal to manage comfortably in
the world with reasonable people." The King's long and generally taciturn visits ...
But when young Stephanie showed an interest in making obligatory public
appearances — since she felt at ease in public and enjoyed attracting attention
— Elisabeth saw her chance simply to pass on to her daughter-in-law (who was
What must Papa's usual life be like for him to find life here comfortable and
enjoyable?"59 After Elisabeth's departure for Bad Nauheim, Valerie remained
her father's guest in Bad Ischl for a few more weeks and felt strong pangs of
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