Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
The novel based on the true story.
"Mayos cultural insights are first-rate, and the glittering, doomed regime comes to life"
- Library Journal
Selected by Library Journal as one of the best books of 2009
From Mexico to Miramar or, Across the Lake of Oblivion
A nonfiction novela about a fairytale: a journey to Maximilian's castle in Trieste, Italy. Massachusetts Review December 2006. Winner, Washington Writing Prize for Best Personal Essay.
príncipe del Imperio Mexicano
La novela basada en una historia de la vida real.
(Grijalbo -Random House -Mondadori,
"Partiendo de una concienzuda y afortunada búsqueda en archivos públicos y privados, Mayo logró reunir un caudal de información notable de la que hace uso con bastante desenvoltura....No me queda sino celebrar esta novela, que, comenzando lentamente, termina subyugando por su notable narración."
Pablo Soler Frost, Letras Libres
|Maximilian ~ Carlota is a blog which launched in July 2010 as an outgrowth of my Maximilian von Mexiko webpage, which I started some years ago to share my research about the Second Empire / French Intervention for The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, my novel based on the true story. The novel was published in English in 2009 and in Spanish in September 2010 as El último príncipe del Imperio mexicano. My files are deep, and readers continue to send me new information, which I would like to share. Updated most Tuesdays. Though the blog is in English, comments are warmly welcome in either English or Spanish.|