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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I knew nothing of him, and early mentions of him just left me confused. Quotes from The Bloody Counte This was a bit like pulling teeth for me to get through.

Readers seeking a sober recounting of wangrienta will not find it in this book. Penrose does an amazing job at giving a sense of the absolute and unrepentant darkness of the Countess. It’s actually for research, but Erzebat Bathory always fascinated me.

Be aware of what you’re getting yourself into! 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.

Information about her is becoming more accessible and more researched as times progress. She got trapped in herself and nev The title of this biography, written by the poet Valentine Penrose, is misleading. 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 rlizabeth Europe, Erzsebet Bathory bore the psychotic aberrations of centuries of intermarriage.

It takes you a while to get used to the weird way it’s written and the constant exotic phrases that mix History with fiction.

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Nov 25, Darrell rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 09, Rhett rated it did not like it. The young daughters of Hungarian noblemen whose education she had been entrusted with started to disappear or fall ccondesa ill: Penrose was a poet, though: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Just one more bathorg foible of this very odd book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The best cast scenario is that Bathory abused her servants but came nowhere near the level of violence alleged at her trial.

However, where this is different is Erzsebet was very much into the occult so this had a very different feel to it than other nightmarish things that I have subjected myself to reading. Provided that we will never have a full knowledge of all her deeds, the woman who was to be known as ‘Bloody Countess’ murdered hundreds of girls to satisfy her darkest desires Dec 20, Mary rated it really liked it Shelves: Both make a for a good story — even if only one of them is actually true.

Apart from that is a very interesting reading about a homicidal maniac that was Elisab This book is Still a lot of discrepancies amidst the historical atrocities of The Blood Countess.

At times, the book loses your attention through its rather monotonous approach at explaining individuals and their histories, but there’s enough blood and horror in this biography to keep you pushing forward. No flame, no air. These years witnessed a reign of cruelty unsurpassed in the annals of conddesa murder, with the Countess’ depredations on the virgin girls of the Carpathians leading to some deaths.

The Bloody Countess: The Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory

She suffered from several breakdowns and her epileptic fits became devastating, triggered by her psychological condition. Howeve I found this book to be a disappointment. For such an extraordinary creature, the outside world just ceased to exist. She was also more educated than the average: And her taciturnity was such that in a mirror, where every woman smiles at her reflection, she struck at herself over and over again, hammering her own effigy at her dumb forge.

In she made an extended visit to India with the poet and painter Alice Paalen later Alice Rahon. Or did powerful men fabricate those horrors to seize her wealth? Penrose was interested in female mysticism, alchemy and the occult.


SO if you’re interested just in the character like me, the loads of Hungarian history is pretty boring. According to witnesses, it was at this time that Bathory began murdering her victims, the first of which were poor girls lured to the castle with the promise of work.

Not sure if the translation or the writing itself. It took only a few months for the religious and civil authorities to find out what had happened to them. The papers belonging to courts of the time are still held in modern day Hungary, although I understand they are outrageously difficult to read due to linguistic changes and the handwritten script of the time I also understand Hungary isn’t too keen to boast about her OMG the most boring book I’ve ever attempted to read.

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Very graphic and informative read about a very evil historical figure, however rather oddly written. In a desperate attempt to preserve her beauty, she started to perform human sacrifices and secret rites in which sex and torture were a daily occurrence.


Since then, views that Bathory tortured her servants began to spread. The most infamous accusation — the one that inspired her infamous nickname, the Blood Countessas well as the rumors that she was a vampire — alleged that she bathed in the blood of her young victims in an attempt to maintain a youthful appearance.

Apr 26, Emma Woodcock rated it liked it. Sure, there were comparisons between the lifestyles of both, but I was not expecting this