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In Pursuit of an Heiress

Nicholas Penny: Hermann von Pückler-Muskau

15 June 2016
Letters of a Dead Man 
by Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, edited and translated by Linda Parshall.
Dumbarton Oaks, 753 pp., £55.95, May 2016, 978 0 88402 411 8
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... In​ 1811, at the age of 26, Prince HermannvonPückler-Muskau inherited the estate of Muskau (nearly 200 square miles in size, annexed to Saxony in 1806 but allotted to Prussia by the Congress of Vienna and partly absorbed by Poland in the 20th century ...


Rosemary Ashton

17 October 1985
Troubled Lives: John and Sarah Austin 
by Lotte Hamburger and Joseph Hamburger.
Toronto, 288 pp., £19.50, May 1985, 0 8020 2521 8
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... She turned to translating, the ideal task for her – taxing yet unsung. From 1832 to 1849 she translated works from French and German, notably memoirs of Goethe and historical works by Raumer, von Ranke, Sismondi and Guizot. Though she never sought fame for herself, she did become well known in literary circles, and in 1848 she was offered a pension of £100 for her translations from German ...

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