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A biography of the tragic Austro-Hungarian empress follows the winding, often lonely path that led the daughter of German royalty from a pampered life to an unhappy marriage to Emperor Franz-Josef....

Title : Death by Fame: A Life of Elisabeth, Empress of Austria
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ISBN : 9780312198527
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 472 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Death by Fame: A Life of Elisabeth, Empress of Austria Reviews

  • Sarah
    2019-06-02 13:37

    "Death by Fame" was really,(I thought)was a expose on the life of anybody famous.It shows how when you are famous you will have to tolerate the opinions of others.You will always be in the public eye.Some handle it better than others. As for Elisabeth herself,she was born in the wrong place ,at the wrong time,to the wrong group of people.She had a wonderlust in her.She was not allowed to "grow up" at her own.She was forced at an early age to understand politics,and court life.She was always under the microscope of all those around her. In short,you really feel sorry for Elisabeth.She didn't deserve the hand life dealt her,nor the death she suffered.I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.I think that you will really enjoy this book!

  • Angie
    2019-05-25 07:40

    Empress Elisabeth, or Sisi, is a potentially fascinating book character. This book did no justice to her. It was confusing, and followed no timeline or order. The author is blame for my rating, not the subject! This is the only book my library has on her, so I was hoping for so much more. I am dying to read a really good biography. I wish one of great goodreads authors would write a historical fiction based on her!

  • Sara
    2019-06-07 05:57

    Not what I expected. The writing was boring and focused on boring details instead of her character which I am quite fascinated by. It skipped the exciting bits of her life and it left gaps in the chronology that really made it hard to follow.

  • Kati Polodna
    2019-06-04 05:35

    A bit superficial but informative. Interesting parallels between Sissi and Diana.

  • Melissa
    2019-06-05 10:04

    Fascinating look into the life of Elisabeth of Austria. I have read a lot of books on her, but I thought this one was very well-written and researched.

  • Sanna
    2019-06-12 11:01

    It was interesting to read a bit more about Elisabeths hunting trips, but other than that this book wasn't as good as other I have read about her.