In the days before the Civil War in the old French Quarter of New Orleans there lived the GENS DE COULEUR, the Free People of Colour, a fierce and proud people, descended from slaves and their French and Spanish owners, neither Black nor White, but caught between the two - free and yet not free. Among them is Michael, the mesmeric copper-skinned ...
In the days before the Civil War in the old French Quarter of New Orleans there lived the GENS DE COULEUR, the Free People of Colour, a fierce and proud people, descended from slaves and their French and Spanish owners, neither Black nor White, but caught between the two - free and yet not free. Among them is Michael, the mesmeric copper-skinned youth, mercurial, attractive, wild: an artist in the making, he dreams of Paris, and the lure of a brand new art, Daguerreotype. His gentle sister Marie longs for love and marriage in a world ready to sell her charms to the highest bidder. And there is Anita Bella, the beautiful young courtesan; and Dolly Rose, the splendid madame; and Christophe, the brilliant young teacher who has returned from Paris with dangerous ideas. The author of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE has written a novel as exotic, exciting, colourful and sensuous as the French Quarter itself.
Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Lightly worn trade paperback edition  with author's signature in purple ink on a bookplate of "St. Elizabeth's, New Orleans, Property of the Rice Family" affixed to the half-title. Covers rubbed at the edges with some minor curling to the corners, contents clean, additional name at top or inner front cover. Signed: I Signed by the Author.
Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 571 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Bottom board corners bumped. Small stain on rear board. Previous owner's notation on small sticker at corner of front free endpaper. Jacket with slight edge-wear, very small crease at bottom corner of front flap. Clean, unmarked text.
Very Good + in Very Good + jacket. Remainder. Signed by Author Pages are dark with r emainder mark on bottom, pages a little dark, inscribed by author "For Chris, all Shelf 255 The best, Anne Rice" dust jacket in mylar, Not ex library. Not a book club edition. Text complete and unmarked.
Very good. VG+/F. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's second book. Basis for the 2001 TV film starring Peter Gallagher and an all-star African-American cast. Book has small stains on front board and several pages and bookplate and owner blindstamp on half-title page. Jacket spine is slightly sunned. NO REMAINDER MARK. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Contact us for details.
Fine. 0671247557 First Print. Signed by the author on the title page. NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. Dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Complete # line 10987654321. Has a remainder on bottom of book.
Fine. Signed on Bookplate Fine trade paper. Signed on bookplate affixed to front half-title page (custom Rice plate of one of her New Orleans homes). Somewhat shelf-worn and obviously read. No bumps or marks. Signature guaranteed, Purschased from a dealer specializing in autographed books.
I have owned three copies of this book and I always try to have one on hand. A far cry from the Vampire Chronicles, this book is about the lives of a New Orleans based family in the 1800's. Anne Rice takes you to the New Orleans of that time- I felt as if I were actually there, and knew the characters personally. Full of exciting drama, this book is definitely worth reading....it will draw you in and make you wish it didn't have to end.
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