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In the Courts of Memory, 1858 1875; from Contemporary Letters   By: (1844-1928)

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In the Courts of Memory, 1858-1875; from Contemporary Letters by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone offers readers a captivating glimpse into the intriguing world of European nobility during the mid-nineteenth century. Through a collection of personal letters, Lillie de Hegermann-Lindencrone, the author and protagonist, invites us into her inner circle, where we bear witness to the trials and tribulations, glamour and scandals, and intricate web of relationships among the European elite.

The narrative unfolds during a time of immense social change and political upheaval, as the author paints a vivid picture of the era. Hegermann-Lindencrone's prose is evocative and immersive, transporting us effortlessly to the grand ballrooms, opulent estates, and bustling streets of Paris, London, and Copenhagen. Her attention to detail mesmerizes readers, allowing us to experience the sights, sounds, and even the fashion of the times.

The strength of this book lies not only in its historical backdrop but also in its exploration of the human condition. Hegermann-Lindencrone delves deep into her own experiences and emotions, baring her soul through her letters. As we follow her journey, we witness her triumphs, heartbreaks, and personal growth. The author's candidness and vulnerability make her relatable, despite the lavish surroundings and privileged life she describes.

Moreover, the author skillfully weaves together the accounts of influential individuals she interacts with. From royal families to renowned artists, from politicians to socialites — the book is a tapestry of intriguing characters. Their stories intersect with Hegermann-Lindencrone's, forming complex relationships filled with love, deceit, and ambition. This interplay between characters adds depth and richness to the narrative, keeping readers engrossed until the final page.

Additionally, the book serves as an important historical document and offers a valuable lens through which to examine the social dynamics of the period. Hegermann-Lindencrone provides candid observations and commentary on the political and social issues of the time, shedding light on the challenges faced by individuals and societies in an ever-changing world.

Occasionally, the sheer volume of letters and characters can be overwhelming, making it challenging to keep track of everyone involved. However, this minor flaw couldn't detract from the overall enjoyment and educational value of the book.

In conclusion, In the Courts of Memory, 1858-1875; from Contemporary Letters by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone is a compelling and engrossing read. It transports readers to another time, offering a glimpse behind the veil of European nobility, and providing a rich tapestry of human experiences. Lillie de Hegermann-Lindencrone's authentic voice, combined with her candidness and vivid descriptions, make this literary work a must-read for history enthusiasts and lovers of immersive storytelling alike.

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[Illustration: MADAME CHARLES MOULTON]

IN THE COURTS OF MEMORY 1858 1875 FROM CONTEMPORARY LETTERS

BY L. DE HEGERMANN LINDENCRONE

ILLUSTRATIONS MADAME CHARLES MOULTON THE FAY HOUSE, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS EMPEROR NAPOLEON III EMPRESS EUGÉNIE DANIEL FRANÇOIS ESPRIT AUBER FACSIMILE OF LETTER FROM THE DUKE DE MORNY JENNY LIND THE MAIN FAÇADE CHÂTEAU DE COMPIÈGNE SALLE DES FÊTES CHÂTEAU DE COMPIÈGNE CHÂTEAU DE PIERREFONDS THE MUSIC HALL CHÂTEAU DE COMPIÈGNE FACSIMILE OF LETTER FROM JENNY LIND FACSIMILE OF LISZT LETTER MÉRIMÉE'S SIGNATURE AND ANSWERS TO MADAME MOULTON'S QUESTIONS LA SALLE DES PREUX CHÂTEAU DE PIERREFONDS.... PRINCE METTERNICH'S SIGNATURE AND ANSWERS TO MADAME MOULTON'S QUESTIONS NAPOLEON'S SIGNATURE AND ANSWERS TO MADAME MOULTON'S QUESTIONS EMPRESS EUGÉNIE'S SIGNATURE AND ANSWERS TO MADAME MOULTON'S QUESTIONS ELIHU WASHBURN RUE DE RIVOLI, WHERE THE HÔTEL CONTINENTAL NOW STANDS RAOUL RIGAULT FACSIMILE OF PASSPORT ISSUED TO MADAME MOULTON DURING THE COMMUNE FACSIMILE OF THE GOVERNMENT PERMIT TO KEEP COWS PLACE VENDÔME AFTER THE FALL OF THE COLUMN FACSIMILE OF TICKET TO PLACE VENDÔME FACSIMILE OF ENVELOPE ADDRESSED BY THE EMPRESS EUGÉNIE TO PRINCE METTERNICH GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI

PREFACE

These letters, written by me in my younger days to a dear and indulgent mother and aunt, were returned to me after their death... Continue reading book >>




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