Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie, Baroness (Freifrau) von

▪ Austrian author
née  Dubsky 
born Sept. 13, 1830, Zdislavič, Moravia [now in Czech Republic]
died March 12, 1916, Vienna, Austria-Hungary

      Austrian novelist who portrayed life among both the poor and the aristocratic.

      Her first literary venture was the drama Maria Stuart in Schottland (1860), but she found her true sphere in narrative. In Die Prinzessin von Banalien (1872), Božena (1876), and her masterpiece, Das Gemeindekind (1887; The Child of the Parish), she graphically depicted the surroundings of her Moravian home and showed a true sympathy for the poor and an unsentimental understanding of children. Lotti, die Uhrmacherin (1879; “Lotti, the Watchmaker”), Zwei Comtessen (1885; “Two Countesses”), and Unsühnbar (1890; “Inexpiable,” or “Not Atonable”) described with equal insight the life of the Austrian aristocracy.

      She married the Austrian captain, later field marshal, Moritz, Baron von Ebner-Eschenbach, in 1848 and lived first at Vienna, then at Klosterbruck. In 1863 she returned to Vienna, where she remained until her death.

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