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 commented to her sister, "You cannot imagine how charming Sisi is when
she cries!" One party followed on the heels of the last. The young girl was
presented with gifts from all sides. The Emperor gave her jewelry with precious
The daughter of her brother Ludwig and the actress Henriette Mendel of Munich,
Marie was not only a strikingly pretty girl (a fact which, as was well known, Sisi
valued highly), but also an outstanding horsewoman. Elisabeth enjoyed
Her Majesty, full of grandeur, stands before the agitated woman who demands
her child, and speaks to her softly. She tells her that the girl is dead. At that,
Vetsera breaks out in loud weeping: My child, my beautiful child! But do you know
, says ...
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