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 many elegant countesses were hardly prepared to accept the former
Bavarian country girl as a beauty; the ... In the early 1860s (again, beginning with
her stay on Madeira) she had an intimate friendship with her lady-in-waiting who
was of ...
By now the ladies-in-waiting were no longer selected according to the customary
aristocratic rankings, for the position had ... After one such outing, of almost six
hours, the Emperor greeted the lady-in-waiting with the compassionate words, ...
Empress Elisabeth was one of the most beautiful women of the day, unhappy in
her marriage, unfulfilled and without an occupation ... But the size of the
entourage was considerable each time: chief chamberlain, ladies-in-waiting,
lady's maids, ...
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