Royal Fairy Tales and Essays by the Queens of Romania, Elisabeth and Marie

New volume of the series of the Research Center Carmen Sylva – Princely Archive of Wied, available now:

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“The Child of the Sun. Royal Fairy Tales and Essays by the Queens of Romania, Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva, 1843–1916) and Marie (1875–1938)”

Selected and edited, with an introduction and bibliography by Silvia Irina Zimmermann.

Series of the Research Center Carmen Sylva – Princely Archive of Wied, vol. 9

Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag (Ibidem Press), 2020, ISBN-13: 978-3-8382-1393-4

315 pages, 54 illustrations (7 colored)

Book extract: writing-queens

The history of the monarchy in Romania and of its four kings would be incomplete without the story of the queen consorts, who seem to have been even more fascinating personalities than the kings were. Especially the first two queen consorts, Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva) and Marie of Romania, became famous as writers during their lifetime. They both wrote in their mother tongues, Elisabeth in German and Marie in English, and published many of their books, not only in Romania, but also abroad, thus reaching a widespread readership, worldwide publicity, and literary recognition.  This affectionately collected, critically edited volume comprises the most precious tales and essays by the queen consorts, either translated into English (Carmen Sylva) or in the original English version (Marie of Romania).

About the editor: Silvia Irina Zimmermann is coordinator of the Research Center Carmen Sylva of the Princely Archive of Wied. She has published several books, new editions, and studies about the life and writings of Carmen Sylva (born Princess Elisabeth of Wied, the first Queen of Romania).

The book is available as paperback print and e-book worldwide and can be ordered through Ibidem-Verlag (Ibidem Press) and Columbia University Press resp. via online-vendors worldwide.

USA, Canada, Australia etc.:
https://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-child-of-the-sun/9783838213934

Europe:
https://www.ibidem.eu/de/reihen/geschichte/schriftenreihe-der-forschungsstelle-carmen-sylva-fuerstlich-wiedisches-archiv.html

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