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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We can easily imagine the whispering among the ladies in full regalia waiting for
the bride in the audience chamber.12 When Sisi finally joined the reception
exhausted and unsteady, her face tear-stained, she provided new food for gossip
The court ladies who traveled with her outdid each other in relating horror stories
about the "beggars' household" and loose practices of Elisabeth's parents' home.
To them, Possenhofen was a place "that has caused us many a vexation.
9 The ambassador's reply to the foreign minister expressed considerable
perplexity concerning the desired ladies of the harem. "The matter is more difficult
than it may seem, namely in regard to Turkish women, who, with very few
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