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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In his letters to Vienna, Crenneville gave free rein to his vexation, and he did not
suppress his contemptuous expressions about "the gallows expressions of Deak
and company."19 After a stay of five weeks, the Emperor and Empress returned ...
Rudolf left behind several farewell letters, but they did not give the reason for his
suicide. The longest of the letters was to Elisabeth. In it, Rudolf confessed himself
"not worthy of writing to his father," as Archduchess Valerie reported.
Relatively few letters were found among her papers. "Most of the important letters
Mama burned or — as, unfortunately, Rudolf's last letter — ordered to be burned."
Her agent in this was her closest confidante of many years, Ida Ferenczy.
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