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The Bloody Countess: Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Solar Books
Publication date November 3, 2006
Pages 154
Binding Paperback
Edition Rev tra
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780971457829
ISBN-10 0971457824
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $14.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This work is a new edition of a classic. Descended from one of the most ancient aristocratic families of Europe, Erzsebet Bathory bore the psychotic aberrations of centuries of intermarriage. From adolescence she indulged in sadistic lesbian fantasies, where only the spilling of a woman's blood could satisfy her urges. By middle age, she had regressed to a mirror-fixated state of pathological necro-sadism involving witchcraft, torture, blood-drinking, cannibalism and, inevitably, wholesale slaughter. These years, at the end of the 16th century, witnessed a reign of cruelty unsurpassed in the annals of mass murder, with the Countess' depredations on the virgin girls of the Carpathians leading to some 650 deaths. Her many castles were equipped with chambers where she would hideously torture and mutilate her victims, becoming a murder factory where hundreds of girls were killed and processed for the ultimate, youth-giving ritual: the bath of blood. "The Bloody Countless" is Valentine Penrose's true, disturbing case history of a female psychopath, a chillingly lyrical account beautifully translated by Alexander Trocchi (author of "Cain's Book"), which has an unequalled power to evoke the decadent melancholy of doomed, delinquent aristocracy in a dark age of superstition. "Bathory", a major motion picture based on this book, is currently in production, directed by Julie Delpy.

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2 edition from Sun Vision Pr (June 30, 2012)
9780983884224 | details & prices | 154 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Descended from one of the most ancient aristocratic families of Europe, Erzsébet Báthory bore the psychotic aberrations of centuries of intermarriage.
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Rev tra edition from Solar Books (November 3, 2006)
9780971457829 | details & prices | 154 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: This work is a new edition of a classic.

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