Ludwig II of Bavaria: The Swan King (New edition)

Ludwig II of Bavaria: The Swan King (New edition)

By: Christopher McIntosh (author)Paperback

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The biography of one of the most enigmatic figures of the 19th century, described by Verlaine as "the only true king of his century". A man of wildly eccentric temperament and touched by a rare, imaginative genius, Ludwig II of Bavaria is remembered both for his patronage of Richard Wagner and for the fabulous palaces which he created as part of a dream-world to escape the responsibilities of state. In realization of his fantasies, he created a ferment of creativity among artists and craftsmen, although his neglect of Bavaria's political interests made powerful enemies among those critical of his self-indulgence and excesses. At the age of 40, declared insane in a plot to depose him, Ludwig died in mysterious circumstances.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860643149
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781860643149
  • ISBN10: 1860643140
  • edition: New edition

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