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 news from Vienna sounds indescribably happy and makes me happy. . . .
Both happy mothers have written me veritable books about it."30 Sophie also 52
THE RELUCTANT EMPRESS.
Franz Joseph wrote his mother in Bad Ischl "how happy I am to have Sisi with me
again and thus finally, after doing without for so long, to possess an 'at home.'
The reception by the populace of Vienna was truly very warm and agreeable.
"Once I no longer have any responsibilities to my Valerie, and once she is taken
care of and is a happy wife with a great many children, which is what my
kedvesem [Hungarian for "darling"] always wanted, then I am free and my '
seagull flight' ...
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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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