Title The Bloody Countess.
Binding Paperback original.
Book Condition Fine (unread) copy.
Edition First paperback edition.
Publisher New English Library (NEL): London. 1972.
Seller ID 43776
Translated from the French by AlexanderTrocchi: ''the true story of the Beast - the woman who bathed in the blood of virgins''.
''Countess Elizabeth Bathory was a beautiful woman, but terrified of growing old. She believed her beauty would be preserved only if she bathed in the blood of young and beautiful virgins. She was known as the Beast - and she got away with her crimes. Born of one of Hungary's most illustrious families nobody could touch her. Nor did she ever repent. Valentine Penrose has written a magnificent study in darkness and evil. His translator, the novelist and poet Alexander Trocchi, renders the medieval mood with terrifying immediacy''.