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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[Oh, had I but never left the path / That would have led me to freedom. / Oh, that
on the broad avenues / Of vanity I had never strayed ! / / I have awakened in a
dungeon, / With chains on my hands. / And my longing ever stronger — / And ...
Politics was never mentioned — a circumstance that caused Rudolf to complain
repeatedly. Never once did Elisabeth mediate between the Emperor, over whom
she continued to wield a great influence, and the heir to the throne, who was so ...
59 Elisabeth's accusations may have been true. As usual, she saw only the faults
of others, never her own. For in setting up this balance sheet of blame, Elisabeth
did not consider that the unhappy Rudolf had lacked love, not only from his wife,
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