A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888/1889

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Recreates an opulent and ominous period in Vienna's history, showing ways in which public events affected the hearts and minds of the Viennese people and the great artists and thinkers who lived among them

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On January 30, 1889, at the champagne-splashed height of the Viennese Carnival, the Handsome and charming Crown Prince Rudolf fired a revolver at his teenaged mistress and them himself. The two shots that rang out at Mayerling in the Vienna Woods echo still.

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Frederic Morton was born in Vienna. Author of The Rothschilds, which became a hit Broadway musical, Mr. Morton has also written several novels. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic, Playboy, and Hudson Review, as well as in Martha Foley's Best American Short Stories and other anthologies. He lives in New York City.

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