Image of Ossip Schubin


Lifetime: 1854 - 1934 Passed: ≈ 90 years ago





Ossip Schubin

Aloisia Kirschner was an Austrian novelist, born in Prague and favorably known under her pseudonym Ossip Schubin, which she borrowed from the novel Helena by Ivan Turgenev.

Brought up on her parents' estate at Lochkov, she afterward spent several winters in Brussels, Paris, and Rome, receiving there, undoubtedly, many inspirations for her clever descriptions of artistic Bohemianism and international fashionable society, which were her favorite themes. An uncommonly keen observer, her great gift for striking characterization, frequently seasoned with sarcasm, is especially apparent in her delineations of the military and artistic circles in Austria-Hungary.

She died in 1934 at Schloss Kosatek, Bohemia.

Books by Ossip Schubin

Countess Erika's Apprenticeship Cover image

Countess Erika's Apprenticeship

Fiction Novel
Love Money Romance Relationships

The baron is busy building ventures which are doomed to fail. He thinks the next one would be better, and mourns the absence of his wife who went to beg for money from rich friends for his failing ventures. To this world of love, anger and disappoint...

Our Own Set Cover image

Our Own Set

The Austrian nobility in Rome forms a very close circle, into which only those of high rank and wealth are admitted. They managed to get along with Cecil Sterzl, who, although not one of their own, is regarded as quite an amiable man. However, when h...