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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Jul 18, Laurie rated it did not like it. So many blind eyes turned, so much fear instilled, and so much suffering inflicted. The biggest disappointment however was the references to the court transcripts. I will disconinute any further inquiry into her life or the lives of people such as Gilles de Condesq or Marquis de Sade.

Perhaps, historians say, the true story of Elizabeth Bathory looks more like this: 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. These people are better left damned to being unremembered.

This was a bit like pulling teeth for me to get through. And this section was in an appendix after the book. It is supposedly a factual book of historic account, but it’s sangrjenta with conjecture, cod-psychology, astrology ffs! Penrose does an amazing job at giving a sense of the absolute and unrepentant darkness of the Condrsa.

However instead 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. Ironically, for the pages and pages recounting mentally ill family members throughout the centuries which included Erzsebet’s older brother Istvan the “satyr”, and “mad” King Sigusmundnot a word was written about Vlad III.

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.

Well-written and flows well, although at times a little clunky. This subject is simply too dark for me, and I have read many many books about atrocities and genocide. To ask other readers questions about The Bloody Countessplease sign up. From adolescence she indulged in sadistic lesbian fantasies, where only the spilling of condesq woman’s blood could satisfy her urges. She was also more educated than the average: Jul 03, The Badger rated it did not like it.


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Refresh and try again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

All in all, Penrose’s writing is both descriptive and creative, far from being a dry report of murders and perversity. She got trapped in herself and never found the way out.

I suspect part of the problem is that the translation is appallingly done, but the subject matter jumps from Erszebet to her potentially incestuous relations to the occult to the occult’s influences on Erszebet to Gilles de Rais to astrology 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.

That said, one witness claimed to have seen a book kept by Bathory bathroy, where she recorded the names of all of her victims — in total. Perfect for any enthusiasts, I do not recommend this book to anyone who is not already familiar with Countess Bathory’s history and looking to find out more.

Bounced around quite a lot and on at least 10 occasions, the publisher published blank pages rather than what needed to baathory written. The translation to English is less than seamless, making for a stilting read, but this book is worth every second.

Paperbackpages. I read this concurrently dlizabeth a class in Western Civilization, so it was interesting to compare the author’s version with the actual history of 16th century Hungary. Penrose writes about the occult as if it were real and she describes the historical figures involved as if she knew them personally, when in fact the historical record is far too fragmentary to be sure of anyone’s personality or motivations.


Also, the book would jump between the gruesome actions of Erzsebet and her helpers, and then elizaheth into boring desciptions and historical information, which was not the least bit interesting. Couldn’t even get all the way through it. Lo considero quasi un romanzo scritto in forma biografica; wangrienta consigliato a chi cerca un resoconto oggettivo su Erzsebet Bathory. 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.

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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. May 25, Sarah added it. I have literally read textbooks for fun I’m a dork I know but this was absolutely unbearable.

And her taciturnity was such that in a mirror, where every woman smiles at her reflection, she struck at herself sangrientx and over again, hammering her own effigy at her dumb forge. Or did powerful men fabricate those horrors to seize her wealth?

No trivia or quizzes yet. She used the instrument to cut off their hands, noses, and genitals. 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. May 14, Eliza rated it it was ok.

The Disturbing True Story Of Elizabeth Bathory, The Blood Countess

While the rich prose of this book is a joy to read, I doubt its historical accuracy. Just one more exasperating foible of this very odd book. As for the book, the topic is interesting, the writing style isn’t my favorite.