In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood. Anne Rice's compulsively readable novel is arguably the most celebrated work of vampire fiction since Bram Stoker's Dracula was published in 1897. As the ...
In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood. Anne Rice's compulsively readable novel is arguably the most celebrated work of vampire fiction since Bram Stoker's Dracula was published in 1897. As the Washington Post said on its first publication, it is a 'thrilling, strikingly original work of the imagination ...sometimes horrible, sometimes beautiful, always unforgettable'.
Good. No dust jacket as issued. Advanced Reading Copy. White paper binding with black lettering and picture of author on front cover. The copy of the New York playwright Ron Whyte with his ownership stamp on the verso of the front cover. Good only. Whyte used this as a working copy (perhaps he acquired it in 1976) with some marginal lines and some notes on the final blank pages in his usual red pen. The front cover was detached and he put on scotch tape pieces to hold it. Author and title are written on the spine in blue pen (not in Whyte s hand). Whyte was a writer who was interested in the effects of horror and the grotesque. His best known work is Disability: A Comedy.
Fine. 8vo. 340pp. Or full black leather with title in gilt, all edges gilt, moire silk endpoapers, silk place marker ribbon. Attractive leather bound edition of the first of Anne Rice's vampire series produced to the usual high standards of the Easton Press.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author(s) 1st Printing. Signed by Anne Rice on a loosely inserted Autograph. First Edition/First Printing Published by Macdonald and Jane's, London 1976. VG+ clean and tight condition. Dustjacket not price clipped and protected in archive cover.
4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Signed & Dated by Author First separate publication. Stiff paper pictoral wraps, bound with cloth backstrip. 8.5 x 11 inches. 18pp. Signed and dated "1994" with "Believe in yourself" by Rice on the front wrap. One of an unspecified number produced by Rice and distributed through her mailing list and by the then-extant Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat fan club. Originally appeared as a two page ad in Variety explaining her previous remarks about the casting of the film with Tom Cruise. The front wrap photograph is of a seated Rice with Mojo, the German Shepherd model for Lestat's canine cohort in The Tale of the Body Thief. Unread copy in Fine condition. Actual image of the book; not a stock photo.
BOOK NEAR FINE. JACKET VERY GOOD+ 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, on a special decorative bookplate. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. 1ST PRINTING. NOT PRICE CLIPPED. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. Author's first novel. Original price of $8.95 still present on dustjacket flap.
There was too much time inside Louis's melancholy mind and not enough about the world at large. I preferred The Vampire Lestat because it had a more active narration as opposed to the lament always present in this book.
That said, still well-written.
Mar 16, 2009
Absolute must read!! Tells the story in great detail. Anne Rice is a great "Vampire" storyteller. I would recommend every one read all her books.
Nov 15, 2008
Interview With The Vampire
So good, I've read it twice, and plan to read it again!
Jun 16, 2008
A Must Read!!
This book will absolutely suck you in and you'll never want to put it down (except to read the other books in the series). Anne Rice's amazing use of detail paints a perfect picture in your mind and its like your actually there. You'll fall in love with the handsome vampire Louis as he tells his "life" story to a young, at first unbelieveing reporter. You'll also meet many other interesting characters such as my favorite Lestat (whom you may not like at first but keep reading the books and loving him is inevitable) and the child vampire Claudia. I promis you, you wont regret buying this book, and odds are you'll read it more than once!
Jan 3, 2008
Can't wait to read it again
Anne Rice spins such an intricate story in this book. You are quickly sucked into Louis' world and the thought of leaving it is almost unbearable. There are some points where Anne goes into so much detail that it becomes a little bit of a dry read, but those details are essential to this intricate story. I fell in love with Louis and felt so sorry for him. I fell in love with Lestat, yet hated him so much. I would have to say this is my absolute favorite book. I have read it dozens of times and can't wait to read it again.
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