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The Daughter of an Empress

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Louise Muhlbach was the pen name of Clara Mundt (1814-1873), an Austrian writer best known for her works of historical fiction. Among her famous works are: Napoleon and Blucher (1845), Joseph II. and His Court (1858), Henry VIII and His Court (1865), The Empress Josephine (1867), Frederick the Great and His Family (1867), Berlin and Sans- Souci; or Frederick the Great and ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published October 6th 2007 by Dodo Press (first published 1867)
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Phil Syphe
Oct 25, 2013 Phil Syphe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The evil that men and women do in the pursuit of power, love, and jealousy. In short, that sums up this novel based on real events from eighteenth century Russia. Pain and Power go hand in hand together.

This is a well-researched and well-written tale, except for a section in the middle that did not hold my interest. The reason for this lapse of mine is through the narrative's sudden change in direction - to the point that, for four or five chapters, it felt like a different novel.

Reason being th
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Toni
Nov 30, 2012 Toni rated it liked it
I downloaded an app in my iPhone that has not only classic fiction of the finest order, but also books and reads that are out of print or of great rarity. Actually I just read The Entire Diaries of Marguerite Valois. I knew of her from Dumas's novel La Reine Margot so it was a treat to read her diaries. Funny how the annals of history are so different from her own diaries. It was an excellent read (& the only book I ever found was not listed on goodreads!) This book too, Daughter of an ...more
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Jailynn
The story has you realize that being a princess or royalty was actually very dangerous and wasn't something that you really would want to be, no thanks.
Things were very violent back then, yikes, I would rather be a peasant.
Nicole G.
Oct 24, 2015 Nicole G. rated it liked it
A little slow towards the middle, but a mostly-engaging read, dealing with real events in Russian history. Such bloody times!
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Luise Mühlbach was the pen name of Clara Mundt (1814–1873), a German writer best known for her works of historical fiction.
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