First published in 1884, this book contains a biography of Princess Louise Maximilienne Caroline Emmanuele of Stolberg-Gedern (1752-1824) written by Vernon Lee. Often referred to as the Countess of Albany, she was the wife of the Jacobite claimant to the English and Scottish thrones Charles Edward Stuart. A fascinating biographical sketch not to be missed by those with an interest in British History. Violet Paget (1856-1935), also known under the pseudonym Vernon Lee, was a French-born British writer famous for her supernatural fiction and contributions to the field of aesthetics. She also wrote more than a dozen books on a variety of subjects ranging from music to travel, and today she is best remembered for her original ideas and amusing use of irony. Contents include: "The Bride", "The Bridegroom", "Regina Apostolorum", "The Heir", "Florence", "Alfieri", "The Cavaliere Servente", "The Escape", "Rome", "Antigone", "Separation", etc. Other notable works by this author include: "The Prince of the Hundred Soups: A Puppet Show in Narrative" (1883), and "Miss Brown" (1884). Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic biography now in a new edition complete with a dedication by Amy Levy.