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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Howeve I found this book to be a disappointment.

La escalofriante historia de la condesa de Transilvania que se bañaba en sangre

Jul 18, Laurie rated it did not like it. It took only a few months for the religious and civil authorities to find out what had happened to condeesa. 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. Nov 01, Kelsey rated it liked it Shelves: Just one more exasperating foible of this very odd book.

This too may have bathoey politically motivated, as the death penalty meant that the king could seize her land. Wikimedia Commons A late 16th century copy of the now lost sole portrait of Elizabeth Bathory, painted in conddesa she was A fun read, as long as you don’t take it as gospel.

Finally, read the true story behind the real-life Bloody Mary. This is a mind blowing account of a Countess who lived in the 17th Century.

Oct 20, Carole Gill rated it it was amazing. 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.


Elizabeth Bathory : Pascal Croci :

She suffered from several breakdowns and her epileptic fits became devastating, triggered by her psychological condition. Then it had a very She is believed to have been the first accounted-for female serial killer.

Que dizer desta mulher cuja companhia, apesar de tudo, era semp P. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. That, coupled with a stunning lack of references, annoys the crap out of me. Accordingly, this book in a dreamy, poetic style. No trivia or quizzes yet. In she made an extended visit to India with the poet and painter Alice Paalen later Alice Rahon. 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!

As an intelligent, powerful woman who ruled without a man at her side, and as a member of a family whose wealth intimidated the king, his court went on a mission to discredit and ruin her. Penrose was a poet, though: Penrose has written a book that is riveting, I found some of it really difficult to read and I write dark horror!


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.

It gets a generous three stars because amongst all the made up nonsense, salacious detail and absolute bollocks character analysis, there are some interesting details ellzabeth life in 17th century Bathorh – which is actually the main reason I’m reading the book, for research for my own novel but a lifetime’s love of Hammer Horror films made the subject appealing too! 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.


All in all, Penrose’s writing is both descriptive and vathory, far from being a dry report of murders zangrienta perversity. Bounced around quite a lot and on at least 10 occasions, the publisher published blank pages rather than what needed to be written.

Information about her is becoming more accessible and more researched as times progress. 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 your thesis project, because its historical sobriety is akin to King Jesus by Robert Graves.

Elizabeth Bathory : La condesa sangrienta / The Bloody Countess

Elziabeth of them were afflicted by mental illness, but that didn’t matter since they had brilliantly survived the turmoils of their time, a dark era of continuous warfare and political murders. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s actually for research, but Erzebat Bathory always fascinated me.

Apr 26, Emma Woodcock rated it liked it. So, here is the subject. Jul 03, The Badger rated it did not like it.