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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
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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 na�ive 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943.6/04410922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DB 89 .R8 K56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Twilight of empire : the tragedy at Mayerling and the end of the Habsburgs, Greg King and Penny Wilson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250083029
Lccn
2017024874
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)967094176
  • (OCoLC)ocn967094176
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250083029
Lccn
2017024874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967094176
  • (OCoLC)ocn967094176

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