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 ...Show synopsisIn 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'.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good/Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 0 345 04036 7 No p...Very Good/Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 0 345 04036 7 No p/clip. 2cm rip to back board covered with invisible tape. Very slight fade to titles on spine.
Edition: First edition. Advance Reading Copy, "Special Preview Edition"
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf,
Description:Good. No dust jacket as issued. Advanced Reading Copy. White...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.
Description:Fine. 8vo. 340pp. Or full black leather with title in gilt, all...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.
Description:Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival...Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A pristine volume.
Description:Rice, Anne. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE. NY: Knopf, 1976 First...Rice, Anne. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE. NY: Knopf, 1976 First edition of the author's first book. Slight shelfwear, VG+; fragile gold foil dust jacket somewhat rumpled, with light wear to corners & spine ends, a quarter by half-inch chip to the lower rear edge.
Description:NF+ in NF jacket. First printing. A NF+ copy in a NF dust...NF+ in NF jacket. First printing. A NF+ copy in a NF dust jacket with the price of $8.95 on the front flap and date code of 5/76 on rear flap. An attractive copy of author's first book.
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.
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!
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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