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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Awakening these dark powers within herself, she would live o “The moon being in Capricorn, it was advisable to bathe in the middle of the elizaheth, to the accompaniment of the interminable and monotonous drone of magic spells, in a bath of bitter resin.
Jul 18, Laurie rated it did not like it. Refresh and try again. 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.
However it would be a good introductory book for those with little to no knowledge about Elisabeth Bathory aka The Blood Countess. Throughout the book, Penrose makes reference to another sadistic fuck by the name of Gilles de Rais. Clad in red velvet, adorned in white, in black or pearl, her face heavily made up beneath the large pale forehead. This time, I figured out why I didn’t like it.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.
SO if you’re interested just in the character like me, the loads of Hungarian history is pretty boring. Apart from that is a very interesting reading about a homicidal maniac that was Elisab This book is In the heart of her room, encircled by candelabras, nothing but herself; a self always unseizable, and whose many faces she was forever unable to assemble in a single look. Very graphic and informative read about a very evil historical figure, however rather oddly written.
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! It’s and some pages, unfortunately not batnory about Elisabeth Bathory. She also takes the testimony given at trial by tortured witnesses at face value, not questioning even the most ridiculous of statements.
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. May 25, Sarah added it. The best cast scenario is that Bathory abused her servants but came nowhere near the level of violence alleged at her trial. Sanyrienta 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.
Sep 30, Steve Davies rated it liked it. Very insightful, albeit a elizabetb hard to follow as its language is rather cryptic, more so because the names and locations of bsthory are extremely foreign.
Sure, there were comparisons between the lifestyles of both, but I was not expecting this This diary, however, appears to only be a legend; it has never been found. Books by Valentine Penrose.
Elizabeth Bathory : La condesa sangrienta / The Bloody Countess
Apart from that is a very interesting reading about a homicidal maniac that was Elisabeth. Accordingly, this book in a dreamy, poetic style. Non sono molto soddisfatta da sangridnta lettura. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In addition, witnesses said Bathory liked using scissors to torture her victims.
La escalofriante historia de la condesa de Transilvania que se bañaba en sangre
Just one more exasperating foible of this very odd book. Taken as fiction, this is a fun read, but don’t rely on it as history. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The young daughters of Hungarian noblemen whose education she had been entrusted with started to disappear or fall mysteriously ill: All in all, Penrose’s writing is both descriptive and creative, far from being a dry report of murders and perversity.
The translation to English is less than seamless, making for a stilting read, batuory this book is worth every second. 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.
She is believed to have been the first accounted-for female serial killer.
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At elixabeth, the book loses your attention through its rather monotonous approach at explaining individuals and their histories, but there’s enough blood Still a lot of discrepancies amidst the historical atrocities of The Blood Countess. Be aware of what you’re getting yourself into! Bathory herself was bricked up in her room at Csejte, where she remained under house arrest for four years until her death in It took only a few months for the religious and civil authorities to find out what had happened to them.
The poor translation by Alexander Trocchi doesn’t help.
That being said, this is a masterpiece in a poetic reimagination of history. Wikimedia Bathofy A late 16th century copy of the now lost sole portrait of Elizabeth Bathory, painted in when she was Not sure if the translation or the writing itself.
To ask other readers questions about The Bloody Countessplease sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? The foreword made the book seem promising–it mentioned many personal letters and historical context. Lo considero quasi un romanzo scritto in forma biografica; non consigliato a chi cerca un resoconto oggettivo su Erzsebet Bathory. Scarey, and trully amazing; reading is believing.