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The Blood Countess

Author : Andrei Codrescu
ISBN : 9781504015264
Genre : Fiction
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A “brilliant” novel of Elizabeth Bathory, the notorious sixteenth-century Hungarian aristocrat who bathed in the blood of virgins (St. Petersburg Times). Turmoil reigns in post-Soviet Hungary when journalist Drake Bathory-Kereshtur returns from America to grapple with his family history. He’s haunted by the legacy of his ancestor, the notorious sixteenth-century Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is said to have murdered more than 650 young virgins and bathed in their blood to preserve her youth. Interweaving past and present, The Blood Countess tells the stories of Elizabeth’s debauched and murderous reign and Drake’s fascination with the eternal clashes of faith and power, violence and beauty. Codrescu traces the captivating origins of the countess’s obsessions in tandem with the emerging political fervor of the reporter, building the narratives into an unforgettable, bloody crescendo. Taut and intense, The Blood Countess is a riveting novel that deftly straddles the genres of historical fiction, thriller, horror, and family drama.
Category: Fiction

The Bloody Countess

Author : Valentine Penrose
ISBN : 9781909923423
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 wholesale slaughter. These years, at the latter 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; hundreds of girls were killed and processed for the ultimate, youth-giving ritual: the bath of blood. The Bloody Countess 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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Countess Dracula

Author : Tony Thorne
ISBN : 9781408833650
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the story of Elisabeth Bathory, a 17th-century Transylvanian countess. She was tried as a vampire and became an inspiration for depraved murderers up to the present day.;Based on research conducted at archives in Eastern Europe, this account includes both the recorded truth and the legend that has grown up around her. Tony Thorne is the author of the "Bloomsbury Dictionary of Slang".
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Blood Countess

Author : Piper McManamon
ISBN : 9781732169302
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After the mysterious disappearance of her paranormal investigator cousin, Anastasia Chapman and her girlfriend Ruby head down to East Saint Louis, Illinois to find out what happened to him. What they discover is bigger than anything they could have ever imagined.

The Blood Countess A Pandora English Novel 1

Author : Tara Moss
ISBN : 9781742623191
Genre : Fiction
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Pandora English is no ordinary small town orphan. When she's invited to live with her mysterious Great-Aunt Celia in New York City, she seizes the opportunity to escape her stifling hometown, break from her tragic past and make it as a writer. Things, however, are not what she is expecting. For starters, her great-aunt's gothic mansion is in a mist-wreathed Manhattan suburb that doesn't appear on maps. And then there's Celia herself - a former designer to the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age - who is elegant, unnaturally young and always wearing a veil. Pandora lands a job at a fashion magazine and her first assignment is covering the A-list launch of the latest miracle cream, BloodofYouth. But something is not right about the product, nor Athanasia, the drop-dead beautiful face of the brand. It seems there may be a secret ingredient in BloodofYouth, a secret worth killing for... In The Blood Countess - the first novel in the new Pandora English series - bestselling author Tara Moss brings her trademark macabre and lifelong love of the paranormal to the fashion world with a twist. Visit the Pandora English website
Category: Fiction

The Son Of Dracula And The Blood Countess

Author : Drac Von Stoller
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Nestled upon a mountain top in 1590, what the villagers called the Castle of Death was the castle of Drac Von Stoller. Drac, being a blood lover, met a countess by the name of Erzsebet Bathroy, who would be later known as The Blood Countess who killed 640, that he took a liking to. At one of his costume parties, instead of just entering her room at the dead of night and biting her on the neck then transforming into a bat to fly out her window into the night, looking for another victim, the two made passionate love together, and the result of that encounter led to an offspring that would carry on the tradition of his father. But it could have ended there on the spot, but Erzsebet was spared her life because while they were making love the bedroom door burst open and there standing at the doorway was none other than Van Helsing with a wooden stake and hammer. He held up a cross as he got closer to the bed and pressed the cross on Drac’s forehead, burning his flesh, causing Drac to fall back on the bed and enough time for Van Helsing to drive a stake into Drac Von Stoller’s heart, ending the bloody rampage for years in his castle of death, or so Van Helsing thought. Little did Van Helsing know that Erzsebet Bathory was carrying Drac Von Stoller’s baby and she was bitten on the neck when they were making passionate love together which would ultimately change her life from that day forward.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Dracula Was A Woman

Author : R. T. McNally
ISBN : UVA:X000508959
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An unusual investigation into the bizarre life of Elizabeth Bathory, a wealthy and influential seventeenth-century countess in Eastern Europe who was accused of witchcraft, murder, and brutality
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Blood Countess Lady Slayers

Author : Lana Popovic
ISBN : 9781683356431
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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A historical YA horror novel based on the infamous real-life inspiration for Countess Dracula In 17th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth BaÌ?thory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she’s vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants’ quarters below. She receives wages generous enough to provide for her family, and the Countess begins to groom Anna as her friend and confidante. It’s not long before Anna falls completely under the Countess’s spell—and the Countess takes full advantage. Isolated from her former friends, family, and fiancé, Anna realizes she’s not a friend but a prisoner of the increasingly cruel Elizabeth. Then come the murders, and Anna knows it’s only a matter of time before the Blood Countess turns on her, too.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Vampire Book

Author : J Gordon Melton
ISBN : 9781578593507
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit