PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼

PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼

Final reckoning from his mother in an attempt to reveal the truth behind her downfall Countess Báthory 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 Nádasdy a union made with the cold calculation of a financial transaction Young Erzsébet knows she has no choice but to accept this marriage even as she laments its loveless nature and ultimately turns to the illicit affections of another man Seemingly resigned to a marriage of convenience and a life of surreptitious pleasure the countess surprises even herself as she ignites a marital spark with Ferenc through.

PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼

❴Download❵ ➽ The Countess Author Rebecca Johns – Ukrbank.pro 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 theWas 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 Erzsébet Báthory 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 škrata—a witch—a portrayal that would expand to grotesue proportions through the centuriesIn this riveting dramatization of Erzsébet Báthory’s life the countess tells her story in her own words writing to her only son—a.

PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼

PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ Rebecca Johns is the author of two novels Icebergs Bloomsbury USA 2006 which was a PENHemingway Finalist and The Countess Crown 2010 which has been translated around the world Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares the Mississippi Review and Narrative and numerous commercial magazines and newspapers such as Bride's Cosmopolitan Fitness Mademoiselle Self Seventeen and Woman's D

countess kindle The Countess KindleFinal reckoning from his mother in an attempt to reveal the truth behind her downfall Countess Báthory 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 Nádasdy a union made with the cold calculation of a financial transaction Young Erzsébet knows she has no choice but to accept this marriage even as she laments its loveless nature and ultimately turns to the illicit affections of another man Seemingly resigned to a marriage of convenience and a life of surreptitious pleasure the countess surprises even herself as she ignites a marital spark with Ferenc through.

10 thoughts on “The Countess

  1. Laura Laura says:

    PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ countess kindle, The Countess KindleI read mostly literary writing and this novel is no exception So if you're expecting a gothic novel about vampires or a thriller about cold blooded murders you'll probably be disappointed both by the book and by this reviewThe Countess is a fictionalized memoir of a real life Hungarian countess who came to be known as the blood countess on account of the many murders of young servant girls attributed to her She is also the likely prototype of the evil stepmother so freuently seen in all the better known fairy tales now appropriated by Disney and Johns makes sure to leave plenty of clues behind to reconnect to those beloved fairy tales But rather tha


  2. Autumn Autumn says:

    PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ countess kindle, The Countess KindleThe back cover copy promised depraved cruelty The flap copy hinted at a dark and sadistic relationship What I wanted was a tale of Bathory that offered an explanation for at least some of the bloodcurdling rumors that surround her name And when Erzsébet and her husband find the missing erotic spark to their marriage through her degrading and painful punishment of a servant girl I thought the novel was on the right track This is it I thought two sadists who meet and fall in love with each others depravityBut instead the narrative shies a


  3. Rachel Rachel says:

    PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ countess kindle, The Countess Kindle The Countess A Novel by Rebecca Johns is a novel about the life of Countess Erzsebet Bathory Before I review the book let me give you some background informationMost people don't know much about Countess Erzsebet Bathory She was a Hungarian countess that lived from 1560 1614 She was accused of torturing and murdering hundreds of young virgin girls There is evidence that she mistreated and killed many of her servants but most her crimes have probably been greatly exaggerated and made into a legend The legend of Erzsebet Bathory's life says that she was a sadistic monster that bathed in the blood of virgins because she believed that it made her look younger and beautiful Countess Bathory was never given a trial and was never convicted of any crime She was placed under house a


  4. Amanda Lila Amanda Lila says:

    PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ countess kindle, The Countess Kindle The Countess tells the story of Erzsebet Bathory a woman from a Hungarian noble family who is often called Countess Dracula because of all the lives of young women she is said to have taken The book shows Erzsebet's life from nine years of age to fifty four At first you can only see sma


  5. C.W. C.W. says:

    PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ countess kindle, The Countess KindleTackling the infamous Countess Elizabeth Bathory is no mean feat Notorious for her alleged serial killing spree of over a hundred servant girls in whose blood she supposedly bathed to retain her youth doesn't exactly make for a sympathetic heroine In Ms John's second novel THE COUNTESS however she attempts to do just that rescuing the countess from the dark myth surrounding her to present a balanced look of a strong but fettered young woman bartered into marriage for the sake of familial politics whose vulnerable sense of self worth and noble entitlement led her down a twisting path into murder and eventual imprisonment and defamationAnd for the most part Ms Johns succeeds in this approach Told in first person and framed as a exoneration for her estranged son Johns's Erzsebet Bathory is an unreliable narrator and it is this precise fact that makes this book an unsettling read We're never uite sure just how far the countess


  6. Rukhsana Sukhan Rukhsana Sukhan says:

    PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ countess kindle, The Countess KindleThis book tells the tale of a deeply flawed woman Indeed the interesting part of her narrating her own story seems to me her denial She proves herself a rather unreliable narrator focussing on the parts of her story she wishes to emphasize minimizing those actions of hers that add up to her monstrosity At the beginning of her story one cannot help but empathize with Erzsebet As the story unfolds however her claims of righteousness become and unbelievable Having finished reading this book I find myself asking how do humans become monsters? Are they born with the capacity for monstrosity or does life lived inject the monstrousness into the personalities and beings?


  7. Kristen Kristen says:

    PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ countess kindle, The Countess KindleI was very excited to read this book about the Coutness Bathory of Hungary often referred to as the first felmale serial killer Having a Hungarian heritage I was very earger to know the true story about the Countess and the many murders she was accused of Well this book did not satisfy my curiosity This reads like a historical romance than a murder mystery Esterbet doesn't even kill her first victim till 200 pages into the novel


  8. Jen Jen says:

    PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ countess kindle, The Countess KindleNovels with unreliable narrators are always a puzzle Is the storyteller crazy or lying or both? The truth is somewhere in there but where? The story begins with Elizabeth imprisoned in a tower for the murders of dozens of young female servants But is she guilty? Elizabeth tells her life story through her letters to her son At first Elizabeth seems like a sane normal woman under an unusual amount of pressure Singlehandedly managing half a dozen estates while your husband is away


  9. Daark Daark says:

    PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ countess kindle, The Countess KindleI think the author pretty much just read Tony Thorne's bio of Elizabeth Bathory Countess Dracula and turned it into a fiction book she even has the same trivial details as Thorne such as list of food items brought in for a banuet The portrayal of Bathory is the same old new portrayal we've been seeing in a recent spate of new movies such as The Countess and Bathory in which the world's worst female serial killer is presented with this softer gentler side as if all of her crimes were just trumped up to harass her a poor widow and steal her land If you want a serious look at Bathory read the bio Infamous Lady by Craft Read the 300 testimonies of witnesses in the appendix plus the trial transcripts which describe the beatings tortures and k


  10. ale ♡ ale ♡ says:

    PDF/EPUB Rebecca Johns ¼ The Countess Kindle ½ ¼ countess kindle, The Countess KindleI could read it over and over again and it would be amazing just like the first time


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