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Codrescu, Andrei

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ISBN 10: 0684802449 / ISBN 13: 9780684802442
Published by Simon and Schuster, 1995
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Codrescu, Andrei. THE BLOOD COUNTESS. A Limited Edition. Advance Reading printing of the first 18 pages of the novel. Printed sheets, ribbon-tied, in a folding box with ribbon ties. Bookplate on the inside cover with the author's signature, #201/250cc. Fine softcover. Bookseller Inventory # 57346

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

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The Blood Countess: A Novel


A folk belief that on bitter cold nights the stars come down to mate with wolves. An adolescent boy, sexually aroused by an "iron maiden" torture device. The smell of paprika and boiled chicken served with Tokay wine. These and other vivid images of Hungary in the 16th century, and Hungary today, swirl together amid scenes of luxury and barbarity and talk of Martin Luther's Christianity and post-Communist ideals in this gloriously gruesome novel inspired by the life of Countess Elizabeth Bathory. They say she killed 650 virgin girls in order to rejuvenate herself with their blood.

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