The Vampire Lestat

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Lestat has risen from his long sleep as a modern day rock star, and makes public his story of boyhood in eighteenth-century France and initiation into vampiredom in order to solve the mystery of his existence

Lestat le vampire

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Lestat le vampire by Béatrice Vierne,Anne Rice Summary

Un vampire libertin et impie qui ne croit ni à Dieu ni au diable ? Lestat de Lioncourt, benjamin d'une famille de hobereaux auvergnats ruinés, a été vampirisé dans sa vingtième année par un démon. Deux siècles plus tard, en Californie, attiré des profondeurs de la terre par le climat dionysiaque qui règne dans le monde, il lance un défi aux puissances des ténèbres en jouant une musique à réveiller les morts... Avec Lestat le vampire, Anne Rice a créé une créature unique et a révolutionné la littérature fantastique. Du San Francisco d'aujourd'hui à la Bretagne druidique en passant par le Venise au XVe siècle et le Paris pré-révolutionnaire, un roman admirable et vertigineux, au coeur d'un univers fascinant de sensualité et d'angoisse, peuplé d'êtres mi-anges mi-démons qui nous ressemblent comme des frères... "Roman d'aventures d'une érudition rare, roman initiatique : un livre à dévorer, évidemment !" Marie Claire

The Everything Vampire Book

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The Everything Vampire Book by Barb Karg,Arjean Spaite,Rick Sutherland Summary

• An affordable, accessible companion to vampire literature, films, and TV • Several vampire movies are due out in 2008 and 2009: Twilight, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and The Historian • Vampire communities are flourishing on the Internet—a simple “vampire societies” search on Google yields over 580,000 results • Everything reference books have sold more than 575,000 copies! Bram Stoker’s Dracula Anne Rice’s Lestat Stephenie Meyer’s Edward Who can resist these erotic, exotic creatures of the night? And who wants to? In The Everything® Vampire Book, readers unearth all the secrets of this beautiful, terrible underworld, including: • How vampires live, hunt, and endure • Why they refuse to die • How to destroy a vampire—from holy water to decapitation • The best—and worst—vampire books, TV shows, and films • What constitutes the “vampire lifestyle” and blood fetish practices • All the incarnations of vampires—from the Greek Lamia to the Indian Churel • Real-life encounters with vampires Vampire aficionados will enjoy sinking their teeth into the notorious history and bewitching tales in The Everything® Vampire Book!

Prince Lestat

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Soon to be a major TV series. After a 15 year wait LESTAT is back in Anne Rice's long awaited new Vampire Chronicles novel. The vampire world is in crisis - their kind have been proliferating out of control and, thanks to technologies undreamed of in previous centuries, they can communicate as never before. Roused from their earth-bound slumber, ancient ones are in thrall to the Voice, which commands that they burn fledgling vampires in cities from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to Kyoto and San Francisco. Immolations, huge massacres, have commenced all over the world. Who - or what - is the Voice? What does it desire, and why? There is only one vampire, only one blood drinker, truly known to the entire world of the Undead. Will the dazzling hero-wanderer, the dangerous rebel-outlaw Lestat heed the call to unite the Children of Darkness as they face this new twilight? Anne Rice's epic, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious new novel brings together all the worlds and beings of the legendary Vampire Chronicles, from present-day New York and Ancient Egypt to fourth-century Carthage and Renaissance Venice; from Louis de Pointe du Lac; Armand the eternally young; Mekare and Maharet; to Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true child of the Millennia. It also introduces many other seductive supernatural creatures, and heralds significant new blood.

Blood Communion

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Soon to be a major TV series. FROM INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND 'QUEEN OF THE UNDEAD', ANNE RICE The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga – part adventure, part fairy tale – of Prince Lestat and the story of how he came to rule the vampire world From his ancestral chateau high up in the mountains of France, Prince Lestat grapples to instil a new ideology of peace and harmony among the blood-drinking community. Accustomed to welcoming the Undead from far and wide, one night he awakes to news of a ruthless attack by a group of maverick vampires. After fleeing to investigate the terror, Lestat learns of several new enemies who are intent on disrupting the harmony he tries so hard to maintain. But is Lestat strong enough to take on such evil alone or will sacrifices have to be made? Will his cry for peace be heard in a world riddled with violence?

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

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From Anne Rice, conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power "In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands. I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven. And all the world was shaken . . ." --Anne Rice, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis At the novel's center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat's undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe. It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent--and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean. And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.

Prince Lestat et l'Atlantide

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Un rêve hante Lestat sans relâche, celui d'une ville qui sombre dans les flots... Ce songe viendrait-il d'Amel, l'esprit qui lie tous les vampires de la planète ? Même si Lestat héberge désormais en lui cet être hors du commun et partage ses pensées, sa logique reste incompréhensible, échappant à tous... Alors que des secrets millénaires sont sur le point d'être révélés, le prince des Enfants de la Nuit va devoir affronter une puissante force qui vient d'au-delà des âges. Prêt à tout pour découvrir l'histoire de ses origines, même à risquer la vie de ses fidèles, jusqu'où ira le vampire ? Auteure des cultissimes Chroniques des vampires et Saga des sorcières, des Infortunes de la Belle au bois dormant ou du Don du loup, Anne Rice revient à ses premières amours, et offre à ses lecteurs la suite tant attendue des aventures de ses Enfants de la Nuit. " En créant en 1976 Lestat, envoûtant buveur de sang déchiré entre ses pulsions maléfiques et sa quête d'amour, la romancière américaine Anne Rice a révolutionné l'image du suceur d'hémoglobine. Et vendu 100 millions de livres. " M le magazine du Monde

The Vampire Companion

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The Vampire Companion by Katherine M. Ramsland Summary

Hundreds of entries discuss various topics related to the Anne Rice series of vampire novels, and include characters, themes, places, and symbolism in the novels

The Vampire Chronicles Collection

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The hypnotic, deeply seductive novels of Anne Rice have captivated millions of fans around the world. It all began a quarter of a century ago with Interview with the Vampire. Now, in one chilling volume, here are the first three classic novels of The Vampire Chronicles. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE Witness the confessions of a vampire. A novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force, it is a story of danger and flight, love and loss, suspense and resolution, and the extraordinary power of the senses. “A magnificent, compulsively readable thriller . . . Anne Rice begins where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth–the education of the vampire.” –Chicago Tribune THE VAMPIRE LESTAT Once an aristocrat from pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the decadent 1980s, Lestat rushes through the centuries seeking to fathom the mystery of his existence. His is a mesmerizing story–passionate and thrilling. “Frightening, sensual . . . A psychological, mythological sojourn . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time.” –San Francisco Chronicle QUEEN OF THE DAMNED Akasha, the queen of the damned, has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. She has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind–in this vivid novel of the erotic, electrifying world of the undead. “With The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice has created universes within universes, traveling back in time as far as ancient, pre-pyramidic Egypt and journeying from the frozen mountain peaks of Nepal to the crowded, sweating streets of southern Florida.” –Los Angeles Times

Blood Canticle

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Following the recent film of Queen of the Damned (starring the late cult singer Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend) and the success of her latest novel, Blackwood Farm, there's been a resurgence of interest in Lestat, the ultimate vampire creation, and his creator-Lestat has returned, and, moving through the worlds of Blackwood Farm and the Mayfair family, he finds himself ensnared by love and loyalty. Here are all of the brilliantly conceived Anne Rice characters that make up these two worlds of vampires and witches- Mona Mayfair, who's come to Blackwood Farm to die and is brought into the realm of the undead-her uncle, Julian Mayfair, guardian of the family, determined to forever torment Lestat because of what he has done to Mona-Rowan Mayfair, brilliant neurosurgeon, a true witch, a woman who attracts spirits to herself, casts spells on others and finds herself dangerously drawn to the undead and all-powerful Lestat-her husband, Michael Curry, hero of the Mayfair Chronicles, who seeks Lestat's help with the temporary madness of his wife-Ash Templeton, a 5,000 year old Taltos, whose genes live on in the Mayfairs, who has taken Mona's child- Patsy, a country-western singer, killed by Quinn Blackwood and dumped in a swamp, who returns as a ghost to avenge her own death-and at the book's centre - the Vampire Lestat, once the epitome of evil, now following the transformation set in motion with Memnoch the Devil, struggling with his vampiredom, yearning for goodness and purity and love as he saves Patsy's ghost from the dark realm of the Earthbound, uncovers the mystery of the Taltos, and unselfishly decides the fate of his beloved Rowan Mayfair. This latest vampire novel will delight all Anne Rice fans.

La voix des anges

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La voix des anges by Anne RICE Summary

En 1750, l'Italie est une mosaïque de principautés que dévore une passion commune : l'opéra. Les castrats en sont les monstres sacrés, adulés pour leur voix – à la fois exclus et recherchés pour leur liberté de pensée et leurs mœurs. Tonio, héritier d'une riche famille vénitienne, a été spolié puis castré à l'adolescence. Guido, fils de paysans, a perdu sa belle voix de castrat à 18 ans et s'est fait compositeur. Devenus maître et élève, ils vont mettre le monde à leurs pieds et tenter d'assouvir leur vengeance à l'encontre de ceux qui, à l'origine, ont décidé de leur destin.

Le sang et l'or

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Le sang et l'or by Anne RICE Summary

Dans ce nouveau volet de la célèbre " Chroniques des vampires ". Anne Rice évoque la vie de Marius, personnage clé de cette saga fantastique, et nous fait revivre de grandes époques de l'Antiquité à la Renaissance à travers son univers fantastique. " Tu apportes le mal car tu es le mal. Dans ton beau palais, les mensonges circulent de bouche en bouche, la vie est mensonge et le mensonge risque de te trahir. " Anne Rice n'est pas seulement l'auteur qui a révolutionné le fantastique avec ses " Chroniques des vampires " en apportant au genre sensualité et démesure, c'est aussi quelqu'un qui a construit patiemment, méthodiquement, un univers cohérent, de plus en plus riche et complexe, et étrangement convaincant.

Merrick

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When last the vampire Lestat was seen, he was rising from the dead in present-day New Orleans to walk again among Anne Rice's unforgettable undead. Now Lestat lives again, but in a twilight world of music and memory. His charismatic friend Louis de Pointe du Lac is tortured by the memory of the child vampire, Claudia, whom he loved and lost. He calls on Merrick, young and gorgeous mixed-race by-blow of the rich New Orleans Mayfair clan. To save Louis' sanity, Merrick must use her black witchcraft to call up the ghost of Claudia - however dangerous this may be. There are other Mayfair spirits who will not lie still, and her search takes her close to the edge, through blood and terror, ritual and violence. Sweeping from New Orleans to the Brazilian jungle and the island of Haiti, this is vampire literature at its most tantalising, sexy and irresistible.

The Vampire Book

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The Vampire Book by J Gordon Melton Summary

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Interview with the Vampire

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Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice Summary

In a special signed, gift-boxed edition of the classic novel, a vampire describes to an interviewer his two hundred years of existence as a vampire, his relationships with Lestat and Claudia, and his feelings about the vampire world. 25,000 first printing.

The Gothic World of Anne Rice

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The Gothic World of Anne Rice by Gary Hoppenstand,Ray Broadus Browne Summary

Such readers find allusions in Rice's work to that of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, to Ann Radcliffe's gothic romances, such as The Mysteries of Udolpho, and to Bram Stoker's Dracula, as do such present-day authors as Clive Barker, Robert R. McCammon, and Stephen King.

Conversations with Anne Rice

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Conversations with Anne Rice by Michael Riley Summary

In the novel that introduced Anne Rice to the world, Interview with the Vampire, a reporter seeks out the facts behind an extraordinary life. In the years since, Anne Rice has created a remarkable and acclaimed body of work--encompassing her celebrated Vampire Chronicles, The Lives of the Mayfair Witches novels, two haunting historical epics, and her controversial, equally sought-after excursions into erotica. One of the world's best known and biggest bestselling authors of contemporary fiction, Rice has herself been the subject of countless interviews, profiles, and a full-length biography. Yet, who Anne Rice is, and the beliefs, fascinations, desires, fears, and passions that inspire her work, remain endlessly fascinating topics. In this first-of-its-kind book-length interview with Anne Rice, film scholar and author Michael Riley seeks out--and finds--the truth behind the extraordinary life and work of a unique, tantalizing writer. In Conversations with Anne Rice, the creator of Lestat, Louis, and Lasher talks in depth--and in her own words--about everything: from her early struggles toward publication to the tremendous literary reputation she has achieved. From the success and adulation of the vampire novels to the lesser-known books that are her personal favorites. From the influence of classical and popular literature to that of Catholicism and eroticism. From the role of movies in her literary vision to her definitive critique of the film version of Interview with the Vampire, and far beyond. Here, then, is Anne Rice--her heart, her psyche, her soul--in candid and captivating dialogue with her audience.