At the age of fifteen, the beautiful Empress Elisabeth was forced into marriage with her cousin, the young Austrian Emperor Franz Josef, and she was to find no escape from misery. Despised by her domineering mother-in-law, a victim of jealousy at Court, treated as a mere pet by her husband, her children taken from her care, she became dogged by illness and depression. This is the story of her life, from her happy youth in Bavaria, through her mis-matched marriage and her search for love and understanding in uncomprehending nineteenth-century Europe, to her violent death.
Used availability for Joanna Dessau's No Way Out
January 1996 : UK Hardback
December 1984 : UK Hardback
July 1997 : UK Audio Cassette