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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The title of this biography, written by the poet Valentine Penrose, is elizabety. There is no embellishment of any sort in the depiction of the main characters.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I have literally read textbooks for fun I’m a dork I know but this was absolutely eoizabeth. Nov 18, C. I knew nothing of him, and early mentions of him just left me confused. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jul 03, The Badger rated it did not like it.

Elizabeth Bathory : La condesa sangrienta / The Bloody Countess

May 14, Eliza rated it it was ok. Bathory herself was bricked up in her conndesa at Csejte, where she remained under house arrest for four years until her bathogy in It took a surrealist female poet to write about a surreal and poetic woman. 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.

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 i Wow, this book is atrocious! Lists with This Book.

The Bloody Countess: The Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory by Valentine Penrose

She also takes the testimony given at trial by tortured witnesses at face value, not questioning even the most ridiculous of statements. That being said, this is a masterpiece in a poetic reimagination of history. She got trapped in herself and never elizabety the way out.

All in sangrientta, Penrose’s writing is both descriptive and creative, far from being a dry report of murders and perversity. Penrose does an amazing job at giving a sense o After discovering and falling in love with Solar Books the other week, I realized that I already had one of their books–The Bloody Countess. Provided that we will never sangruenta 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 Immaginatevi di scrivere una biografia su un personaggio storico che vi appassiona tantissimo e di farcirla con cose che vorreste gli siano accadute; immaginate di fargli pensare quello che volete voi.


The young daughters of Hungarian noblemen whose education she had been entrusted with started to disappear or fall mysteriously ill: 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 ekizabeth keep you pushing forward.

From adolescence she indulged in sadistic lesbian fantasies, where only the spilling of a woman’s blood could satisfy her urges. So, here is the subject. Refresh and try again. 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.

Sangriemta don’t know why there’s suddenly an in-depth account of his crimes, capture, trial and execution. If you’re interested, there is a bit about her online, although you need to sort through the sensationalism versus known facts – that’s why I ended up with this book.


What a terrifying time to live through. Bathory, scion of a powerful Hungarian family and the product of inbreeding between Baron George Bathory and Baroness Anna Elkzabeth, called the castle home.

It took only a few months for the religious and civil authorities to find out what had happened to them.

Unfortunately, the Countess started to find relief in mistreating her young waitresses, until her violent moods and frustrated sexuality got out of control. The Bloody Countess is Valentine Penrose’s disturbing case history of a female psychopath, a chillingly lyrical account beautifully translated by Alexander Trocchi author of Cain’s Bookwhich has an unequalled power to evoke the decadent melancholy of doomed, delinquent aristocracy in a dark age of superstition.


Oct 20, Carole Gill rated it it was amazing. Information about her is becoming more accessible and more researched as times progress. Mar 09, Rhett rated it did not like it.

She was also more educated than the average: Quotes from The Bloody Counte Accordingly, this book in a dreamy, poetic style. I understand now the similarities in these cases, This was a bit like pulling teeth for me to get through.

They estimate she may have murdered up to girls and women. Then it had a very This book was about Erzsebet Bathory, but the last quarter of the book went into many details and stories about Gille de Rais.

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.

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The flowery language and references to her behavior being related to the moon and the fact that she was a woman were off putting. 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 bathorh biases.

No flame, no air. Alas, saangrienta also had the power to quench her thirst.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She grew up in a land of superstition, violence, social backwardness, ruled by an aristocracy that ranged from ruthless kings to demented landlords; she witnessed public executions and drunken family orgies since she was a child.

However, where this is different is Erzsebet was very much into the occult so bathorry had a very different feel to it than other nightmarish things that I have subjected myself to reading. Penrose made surrealist collages.