On January 30, 1889, at the champagne-splashed hight of the Viennese Carnival, the handsome and charming Crown Prince Rudolf fired a revolver at his teenaged mistress and then himself. The two shots that rang out at Mayerling in the Vienna Woods echo still. Frederic Morton, author of the bestselling Rothschilds , deftly tells the haunting story of the Prince and his city, where, in the span of only ten months, "the Western dream started to go wrong." In Rudolf's Vienna moved other young men with striking intellectual and ...

A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889 1980, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780140056679

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A Nervous Splendor: Vienna, 1888/1889 1979, Little Brown and Company

ISBN-13: 9780316585323

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