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The Countess: A Novel of Elizabeth Bathory

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780307588463
Author(s): Rebecca Johns
Format: Paperback
Year: 2011
Publisher: Broadway Books
Dimensions: 130 x 207 x 17 (w x l x h)
Pages: 287

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Was the Blood Countess history s first and perhaps worst female serial killer? Or did her accusers create a violent fiction in order to remove this beautiful, intelligent, ambitious foe from the male-dominated world of Hungarian politics?In 1611, Countess Erzsebet Bathory, a powerful Hungarian noblewoman, stood helpless as masons walled her inside her castle tower, dooming her to spend her final years in solitary confinement. Her crime the gruesome murders of dozens of female servants, mostly young girls tortured to death for displeasing their ruthless mistress. Her opponents painted her as a bloodthirsty krata a witch a portrayal that would expand to grotesque proportions through the centuries. In this riveting dramatization of Erzsebet Bathory s life, the countess tells her story in her own words, writing to her only son a final reckoning from his mother in an attempt to reveal the truth behind her downfall. Countess Bathory describes her upbringing in one of the most powerful noble houses in Hungary, recounting in loving detail her devotion to her parents and siblings as well as the heartbreak of losing her father at a young age. She soon discovers the price of being a woman in sixteenth-century Hungary as her mother arranges her marriage to Ferenc Nadasdy, a union made with the cold calculation of a financial transaction. Young Erzsebet knows she has no choice but to accept this marriage even as she laments its loveless natur Please click here to ask a question
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