Countess Dracula by Tony Thorne

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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".

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TONY THORNE has an international reputation as linguist, lexicographer and analyst of subcultures and cultural change. Currently Director of the Language Centre and slang archive at King's College, London, he is an authority on language and culture, on which he has written, lectured and broadcast widely. His other publications include Fads, Fashions and Cults and Countess Dracula. He currently divides his time between London, Strasbourg and Slovenia, and has lived in Mexico, France, China and Eastern Europe.
Published June 1, 2012 by Bloomsbury Paperbacks. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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