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The Resource Twilight of empire : the tragedy at Mayerling and the end of the Habsburgs, Greg King and Penny Wilson

Twilight of empire : the tragedy at Mayerling and the end of the Habsburgs, Greg King and Penny Wilson

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Twilight of empire : the tragedy at Mayerling and the end of the Habsburgs
Title
Twilight of empire
Title remainder
the tragedy at Mayerling and the end of the Habsburgs
Statement of responsibility
Greg King and Penny Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
On a snowy January morning in 1889, a worried servant hacked open a locked door at the remote hunting lodge deep in the Vienna Woods. Inside, he found two bodies sprawled on an ornate bed, blood oozing from their mouths. Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary appeared to have shot his seventeen-year-old mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera as she slept, sat with the corpse for hours and, when dawn broke, turned the pistol on himself. A century has transformed this bloody scene into romantic tragedy: star-crossed lovers who preferred death together than to be parted by a cold, unfeeling Viennese Court. But Mayerling is also the story of family secrets: incestuous relationships and mental instability; blackmail, venereal disease, and political treason; and a disillusioned, morphine-addicted Crown Prince and a naïve schoolgirl caught up in a dangerous and deadly waltz inside a decaying empire. What happened in that lockedroom remains one of history's most evocative mysteries: What led Rudolf and mistress to this desperate act? Was it really a suicide pact? Or did something far more disturbing take place at that remote hunting lodge and result in murder?
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1964-
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King, Greg
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wilson, Penny
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  • Rudolf
  • Vetsera, Marie Alexandrine
  • Habsburg, House of
  • Princes
  • Austria
Label
Twilight of empire : the tragedy at Mayerling and the end of the Habsburgs, Greg King and Penny Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index
Control code
967094176
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250083029
Lccn
2017024874
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Twilight of empire : the tragedy at Mayerling and the end of the Habsburgs, Greg King and Penny Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index
Control code
967094176
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250083029
Lccn
2017024874
Other physical details
illustrations

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