Franziska zu Reventlow (1871-1918)

German writer Franziska zu Reventlow died one hundred years ago today in Locarno. Last year I had the honour of issuing the first of Reventlow’s works to appear in English, The Guesthouse at the Sign of the Teetering Globe (originally published 1917). Below you can find out more about Reventlow, the ‘bohemian countess’ who was possibly the most liberated woman of her age.

Further reading
Cosmic countess
Everything all the time
Franziska zu Reventlow | artworks
Dress-down Friday: Bohemian Schwabing
Circles: Fanny zu Reventlow
Dress-down Friday: Fanny zu Reventlow
Der Geldkomplex
Fanny and Sissi’s Corfu
Beware the polished little man


  1. john

    Seems to me that I kept running into a Lance von Reventlow at Litchfield, Conn. in the 60s. Bit of a snob!

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