Books: Franzi & Sisi

GOLDEN FLEECE: THE STORY OF FRANZ JOSEPH & ELISABETH OF AUSTRIA—Bertita Harding—Bobbs-Merrill ($3.50).

Franz Joseph, late Emperor of Austria, lived so long that, like his opposite number, Queen Victoria of England, he became an institution. Both these high-principled embodiments of monarchy were young once; both married for love, neither of them ever got over it. But Victoria was lucky, Franz Joseph was not. Many of his misfortunes were due to foreign levies, but malice domestic caused his greatest sorrows. To those numerous U. S. readers who like to peek through the hedge...

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