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Contributor(s): Rice, Anne

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ISBN: 034538475X     ISBN-13: 9780345384751
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 1993
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Annotation: "A wonderfully mesmerizing adventure, delving into the convoluted mind of one of modern fiction's most famous anti-heroes, the vampire Lestat. Rice's writing is elegant and thought-provoking and her story is a gem."
THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
For centuries Lestat has been a courted prince in the universe of the dead. Now he is alone and everything he once believed in seems false. So he embarks on a dangerous journey to destroy his doubts and loneliness forever....

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BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Horror
Dewey: 813/.54
LCCN: BL 99741742
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Series: Vampire Chronicles
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 7.00" H x 4.25" W x 1.25" (0.55 lbs)
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Anne Rice is the author of thirty-two books. She lives in Palm Desert, California.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1993 September #2)
Rice's fourth Vampire Chronicle--a 14-week PW bestseller and a BOMC main selection in cloth--depicts the tormented vampire Lestat's struggles with immortality. An enchanting tale of body-switching, necromancy and betrayal, set in New Orleans, Miami and Paris. (Oct.) Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1992 August #4)
The fourth book of the Vampire Chronicles series, launched in 1976 with Interview with the Vampire (which Knopf is simultaneously reissuing in cloth), reconfirms Rice's power as a mesmerizing raconteur. In sensuous, fluid prose, she follows the tormented vampire Lestat as he struggles to integrate his bloodthirsty nature with his aspirations to achieve humanity. Desiring to see the sun, to love without taking blood, to seek God as mortals do, Lestat enters blindly into an unholy bargain. In order to experience mortality for one day and two nights, he agrees to switch bodies with the scoundrel Raglan James, a former member of the secret order of scholarly occultists called the Talamasca, and a ``sinister being,'' according to David Talbot, the order's superior general and Lestat's longtime friend and advisor. But Lestat has given little thought to how James intends to use his body and its vampiric powers. Trapped in the mortal state, Lestat must overcome the human frailties of despair and physical pain to thwart James's evil intentions and, with Talbot's help, regain his immortal self. Drawing on characters met in earlier novels as well as the lushly evoked settings of New Orleans, Miami and Paris, Rice once again deftly lures readers into the enchanting world of her anguished and deeply sympathetic hero. 500,000 first printing; BOMC main selection. (Oct.) Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information.
 
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