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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Just one more exasperating foible of this very odd book. Accordingly, this book in a dreamy, poetic style.

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I found this book to be a disappointment. In addition, witnesses said Bathory liked using scissors to torture her victims. I have literally read textbooks for fun I’m a dork I know but this was absolutely unbearable. I knew nothing of him, and early mentions of him just left me confused. Both make a for a good story — even if only one of them is actually true. Penrose has written a book that is riveting, I found some of it really difficult to read and I write dark horror!

It’s actually for research, but Erzebat Bathory always fascinated me.

Won’t even give it 1 star. Refresh and try again. Still bqthory lot of discrepancies amidst the historical atrocities of The Blood Countess. By middle age, she had regressed to a mirror-fixated state of pathological necro-sadism involvi Descended from one of the most ancient aristocratic families of Europe, Erzsebet Bathory bore the psychotic aberrations of centuries of intermarriage. Wow, this book is atrocious! If it wasn’t such a dark topic I would probably give it 3 stars, as is I will probably give it 1 or 2 at best.

The content didn’t follow any logical timeline or pattern; the author jumped from Erzsebet and her crimes to pages of family and European history much of it not relevant to the topic interspersed with the author’s own biases.


The author wrote this biography without altering the essential facts nor exaggerating them: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

She suffered from several breakdowns and her epileptic fits became devastating, triggered by her psychological condition.

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Just thinking about it makes me want to take a shower. The foreword made the book seem promising–it mentioned many personal letters and historical context. In she made an extended visit to India with the poet and painter Alice Paalen later Alice Rahon. Scarey, and trully amazing; reading is believing. I read this concurrently with a class in Western Civilization, so it was interesting to compare the author’s version with the actual history of 16th century Hungary.

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.

It really is wonderfully written, and a joy to read albeit clumsy at times, presumably because it was translated – just don’t use it for batthory thesis project, because its historical sobriety is akin to King Jesus by Robert Graves. This was a bit like pulling teeth for me to get through.

Wikimedia Commons The ruins of Csejte Castle today. However condess of actual trial transcripts the reader is only given a summary of the answers given to interrogators by some of Bathory’s right hand people.

Couldn’t even get all the way through it. Towards the end it goes off without warning onto an extended tangent about Gilles De Rais – a simlarly monstrous figure, who has hitherto been mentioned in passing.

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Totally unreliable as a convesa but ok as a macabre and Surrealistic fantasy. These years elizabeyh a reign of cruelty unsurpassed in the annals of mass murder, with the Countess’ depredations on the virgin girls of the Carpathians leading to some deaths. 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.


Jan 09, Sagnrienta rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Non sono molto soddisfatta da questa lettura. Her many castles were equipped with chambers where she would hideously torture and mutilate her victims, becoming a murder factory where hundreds of girls were killed and processed for the ultimate, youth-giving ritual: I picked it up again a few days ago to get it off my book to-do list.

They become very close and their relationship is shown in their poetry from to about These people are better left damned to being unremembered. It is difficult to believe, to comprehend she was that monsterous but there are papers as I understand it that are not available so one wonders why. From she started writing on lesbianism, always with the same lovers: Taken as fiction, this is a fun read, but don’t rely on it as history.

Many looked to Countess Elizabeth Bathory when attempting to explain the disappearances. Perhaps the fault of translation.

Bounced around quite a lot and on at least 10 occasions, the publisher published blank pages rather than what needed to be written. Apr 26, Emma Woodcock rated it liked it. This book follows in the vein of La Bas and Benedetti’s Bluebeard–lyrical and poetic, we are able to see not only the actions but also the psychological and historical affecting and surrounding Erzsebet Bathory. It took a surrealist female poet to write about a surreal and poetic woman.