Books: Love in a Shooting Lodge

Love in a Shooting Lodge

IDYLL'S END—Claude Anet—Dodd, Mead ($2.50). On a morning in January, 1889, in a shooting lodge at Mayerling, Austria, the bodies of Crown Prince Rudolph, heir to the great Dual Monarchy, and Marie Vetsera, pretty young noblewoman, were found by horrified attendants. Since then controversy has raged: 1) whether they were both killed (by order of Emperor Francis Joseph); 2) whether they died voluntarily in a suicide pact. Author Claude Anet, and many another, thinks Rudolph shot Marie, then himself. Rudolph, as Author Anet shows him to us,...

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