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Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsébet Báthory Paperback – October 27, 2009
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Dr. Craft's writing style makes this easy to understand and wonderful to read, and I was pleased to see that it wasn't another royal biography caught up on European politics. She even included copies of translations she had made of important documents regarding the legal proceedings, an unexplainable resource for anyone looking for something more regarding this whole story.
She also takes the time to assess and debunk any of the myths and legends regarding the Countess according to the information she found (equally infamous Aunt Klara being one of them), and it leaves the reader with the opportunity to decide for themselves how they feel about what happened to the Countess and if the idea that the whole scenario was a political ploy to steal a wealthy widow's land is truth or just another piece of fiction, like the infamous blood baths.
I highly recommend this to anyone who likes biographies, and anyone who has read the other works that have been produced about the Countess and is looking for something more factual than fantasy.
No quality book publisher would release trash like this, hence it is a self published book, which anyone can do these days. An editor would have chopped this book into pieces.
The author is quick to vacuously dismiss statements made by prior commentators, yet doesn't seem to have a problem producing her own unsubstantiated claims. She says that it's unlikely that Erzsébet's aunt had much time to teach her niece torture, witchcraft or lesbianism....why?....because she was in her 50s when Erzsébet was 10....and 60 when Erzsébet was 20 and there isn't much evidence that they spent much time together. The author should know that it wouldn't be the first time and it is certainly not a rebuttal worth anything. What are the facts for it and what are the facts against it? And using Erzsébet's penmanship and tone of her letters and her scholastic achievement as the rebuttal against growing up in a house of perversion? Please. It's a vapid argument. There are multiple arguments like this in the book. Yet, the author has no qualms about suggesting that maybe Erzsébet murdered these young girls partially do to the country some good due to the male-to-female population ratio. That level of insight isn't worth my time.Read more ›
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I couldn't put this book down! Countess Bathory is one of my favorite historical figures now!!Published 11 hours ago by O.o woah
All in all, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the Countess and the various legends surrounding her. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Marina Pharis
Incredibly eye opening what this woman did to the girls, both noble and servants just to suite her sadist desiresPublished 4 months ago by Brian G Blache
Great book, all things considered. Gives the facts and just the facts, considering and dismissing unfounded rumors about the countess. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marcy
"Infamous Lady" is very well written, easy to read through. In life's chronological fashion, Kimberly Craft covers the life and times of the Countess, offering and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joey Latunski
The name Elizabeth Bathory conjures up images of a beauty bathing in the blood of virgins. But the reality is very different. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gladys Rice