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 any case, she is a beautiful woman." The woman in yellow then asked her
cavalier how old he thought she was. But when Pacher guessed Elisabeth's true
age — thirty-six — she became surly, and shortly afterward she said abruptly, "All
The conversation between the woman in yellow and Fritz Pacher turned to
personal matters — Pacher 's life, their shared love of dogs, finally Hein- rich
Heine, a topic Elisabeth found inexhaustible. Elisabeth was open about her
For while sightseeing, the Empress was a changed woman: talkative, informal,
clever, quite outstanding, familiar, open-minded — in short, one of the most
enchanting creatures I ever met. For four hours I walked next to her or — when
the path ...
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