The Swan King : Ludwig II of Bavaria

The Swan King : Ludwig II of Bavaria

Description

"The Swan King" is 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, while 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.


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Details

Author(s)
Christopher McIntosh
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 20.32mm | 380g
Publication date
15 Sep 2012
Publisher
I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Imprint
I.B. TAURIS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition, Revised
Edition Statement
New, Revised
Illustrations note
21bw in 8pp plates
ISBN10
1848858477
ISBN13
9781848858473
Bestsellers rank
142,508