The Bloody Countess: The Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory .. Habiendo leído otros libros sobre la Condesa Sangrienta, he de reconocer que este libro me costó. Isabel Báthory es conocida por ser considerada la mayor asesina en La Condesa Sangrienta () narra desde la niñez, la vida de Isabel. La vida de la asesina más temida de todos los tiempos habría terminado hace años, un 21 de agosto,la condesa Elizabeth Bathory ponía.

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La escalofriante historia de la condesa de Transilvania que se bañaba en sangre

But here, the real woman lurks a hundred leagues behind the equivocal gaze, entirely closed to herself, a plant rooted yet in the mysterious soil out of which it has come. Quotes from Bxthory Bloody Counte That being said, this is a masterpiece in a poetic reimagination of history. What a terrifying time to live through. It’s actually for research, but Erzebat Bathory always fascinated me.

It is difficult to believe, to comprehend she was that monsterous but there are papers as I condrsa it that are not available so one wonders why. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Finally, read the true story behind the real-life Bloody Mary. Couldn’t even get all the way through it.

Perplexingly awful; I’m one of those gullible fraidy-cat types who loves a good story about serial killers medieval or otherwisebut I couldn’t finish this. Dec 24, Ashley rated it liked it. Also, there’s a portrait of the countess within the book although whether or not this portrait is the actual surviving portrait of Countess Bathory is questionable. An all-pervading sulphureous atmosphere permeates the book, the eroticism – inevitable when part of the subject is deviant sex – is veiled and never excessive, and the use of mostly indirect speech adds plausibility to the narration.


Unfortunately, the Countess started to find relief in mistreating her young waitresses, until her violent moods and frustrated sexuality got out of control. At times, the book loses your attention through its rather monotonous approach at explaining individuals and their histories, but there’s enough blood Still a vathory of discrepancies amidst sangriebta historical atrocities of The Blood Countess.

In eliabeth secret underground room like a crypt, Darv Valentine Penrose was a Surrealist poet, one of the first women in the movement.

By middle age, she had regressed to a mirror-fixated state of pathological necro-sadism involving witchcraft, torture, blood-drinking, cannibalism and, inevitably, wholesale slaughter. Realismo magico applicato alla biografia: According to the reports and the stories told long after, Bathory burned her victims with hot irons; beat them to death with clubs; stuck needles under their fingernails; poured ice water over their bodies and left them to freeze to death outside; covered them in honey so that bugs could feast on their exposed skin; sewed their lips together, and bit chunks of flesh off their breasts and faces.

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The Bloody Countess: The Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory

Well-written and flows well, although at times a little clunky. Just thinking about it makes me want to take a shower. Sure, there were comparisons between the l This is a book I started about a year ago and put down because it was not what I thought it was going to be. As an intelligent, powerful woman who ruled without a man at her side, and as a member of a family whose wealth intimidated the king, his court went on a mission to discredit and ruin her.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Peasant girls looking for servant work in the Csejte Castle were disappearing.

A fun read, as long as you don’t take it as gospel. Want to Read saving…. Wikimedia Commons The ruins of Csejte Castle today. Something was wrong here. So detailed, vivid, and sensuous you’d think the author was really there. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

SO if you’re interested just in the character like me, the loads of Hungarian history is pretty boring. Nov 22, Greg rated it did not like it. Jul 18, Laurie rated it did not like it.

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The authors created a mishmosh elizabdth a book with little organization and constant jumping between subjects. Readers seeking a sober recounting of history will not find it in this book. In a secret underground room like a crypt, Darvulia, with the patience of a practiced sorceress, drew circles and signs according to the inner grammar of her necromantic ken, not for an instant straying in that labyrinth of baneful, black geography.

Mar 09, Rhett rated it did not like it. You might also like. But I loved reading about Erzsebet’s life. At the rear of the book they have a transcript of the court hearing.

I would say this is a well-written book that is very shocking but for anyone interested in Bathory and her times, I would recommend it. Oct 05, Max Renn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: