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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830–1916)

Ebner-Eschenbach, Baroness Marie von (āb’ner esh’en-bäċh). An Austrian novelist and poet; born (Countess Dubsky) at Castle Zdislavic, Moravia, Sept. 13, 1830; died in 1916. Beginning in 1860 as a playwright, ‘Mary Stuart in Scotland’ (1860) and the tragedy ‘Marie Roland,’ with the one-act dramas ‘Doctor Ritter,’ ‘Violets,’ and ‘The Disconsolate One,’ were but moderately successful. Turning to fiction, ‘The Princess of Banalia’ (1872), a satiric tale, made little impression; but ‘Two Countesses’ (1885), a story of Austrian high society, met with striking favor. They include: ‘Tales of Village and Castle’; ‘The Child of the Parish’; ‘The Rival.’ Her collected works were issued in 1911.