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Title: A Royal Recluse : Memories of Ludwig II of Bavaria
Description: Munich, Martin Herpich & Son. 1950. Hardcover. First published in Germany 1936 Translated by Margaret McDonough. Tragic life of Ludwig II, patron of arts , builder of the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein, patron of Wagner. No date (1950) 266p. plates (some col) Bookseller: Military History Bookshop US (US) Seller Inventory #: 6506 266 pages, 18 plates (mostly in color), cloth, dj, fine. From the AND Reference Database: "Ludwig II (nickname Mad King Ludwig) 1845-1886, King of Bavaria (1864--86), born in Munich, the son of Maximilian II. A German patriot of Romantic disposition, he devoted himself to patronage of Wagner and his music, and built Neuschwanstein castle in the Bavarian mountains. Siding with Prussia (1870--1) against France, he took Bavaria into the new German Reich. Later he adopted the life of a recluse, and in 1886 was declared insane; shortly after, he drowned himself in the Starnberger L, near his castle of Berg." . Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

Keywords: Ludwig Bavaria Castles Wagner Germany Biographies - Royalty

Price: US$ 17.50 Seller: Kalamos Books
- Book number: 20607

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