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Sissi: Elisabeth, Empress of Austria

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Tracing the life of "Sissi" Empress of Austria, Brigitte Hamann paints a portrait of a highly-gifted, clear-sighted and unconventional personality. The volume contains extracts from Elisabeth's diaries and includes relevant pictures from original pictorial documentation.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 24th 1998 by Taschen
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Kelsey
Apr 10, 2013 Kelsey rated it really liked it
After spending so much time in Austria, I've always wanted to learn more about the mysterious Empress Sissi. Her life was truly a tragedy, and it was hard at times to find much to admire about the "most beautiful woman in all of Europe..." But it was a fascinating read that made me want to visit every place mentioned again!
Sandra
This is a good introduction to an interesting woman. It gives you a correct, though very incomplete, picture of who Sisi really was. It might be a good start to see whether this woman does or does not interest you.
The book is also accompanied by beautiful pictures, so it's lovely to have anyway. :)
Brittany
Apr 10, 2013 Brittany rated it really liked it
Sissi is like the Princess Diana of Austria. Only she was the Empress of Austria.

It is intersting that most Americans think of "The Sound of Music" when they think of Austria. Yet most Austrians think of Sissi or Elisabeth.

This book has a lot of pictures. It doesn't take too long to read. Sissi's story was interesting to read. Sad that she had an unhappy marriage.
Mandy Havert
Jul 05, 2016 Mandy Havert rated it really liked it
This was my bedside table reading book for the last several months. It isn't a very long book, save for the fact that the typeface is tiny and the spaces between the lines nonexistent. And...I'm a very slow reader. The excuses prior don't matter much as this was both interesting and engaging. I learned quite a bit about 19th century politics as well as the Austrian royal family.
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Apr 10, 2013 Julia Winknler rated it it was amazing
I have not read this book yet................. read the biography of sissi whch I thought would be this one but it is not the one!
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