Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780394498218

Interview with the Vampire

Rice, Anne

3.96 avg rating
( 347,251 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780394498218: Interview with the Vampire

The time is now.

We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead. . .

He speaks quietly, plainly, even gently . . . carrying us back to the night when he departed human existence as heir--young, romantic, cultivated--to a great Louisiana plantation, and was inducted by the radiant and sinister Lestat into the other, the "endless," life . . . learning first to sustain himself on the blood of cocks and rats caught in the raffish streets of New Orleans, then on the blood of human beings . . . to the years when, moving away from his final human ties under the tutelage of the hated yet necessary Lestat, he gradually embraces the habits, hungers, feelings of vampirism: the detachment, the hardened will, the "superior" sensual pleasures.

He carries us back to the crucial moment in a dark New Orleans street when he finds the exquisite lost young child Claudia, wanting not to hurt but to comfort her, struggling against the last residue of human feeling within him . . .

We see how Claudia in turn is made a vampire--all her passion and intelligence trapped forever in the body of a small child--and how they arrive at their passionate and dangerous alliance, their French Quarter life of opulence: delicate Grecian statues, Chinese vases, crystal chandeliers, a butler, a maid, a stone nymph in the hidden garden court . . . night curving into night with their vampire senses heightened to the beauty of the world, thirsting for the beauty of death--a constant stream of vulnerable strangers awaiting them below . . .

We see them joined against the envious, dangerous Lestat, embarking on a perilous search across Europe for others like themselves, desperate to discover the world they belong to, the ways of survival, to know what they are and why, where they came from, what their future can be . . .

We follow them across Austria and Transylvania, encountering their kind in forms beyond their wildest imagining . . . to Paris, where footsteps behind them, in exact rhythm with their own, steer them to the doors of the Théâtre des Vampires--the beautiful, lewd, and febrile mime theatre whose posters of penny-dreadful vampires at once mask and reveal the horror within . . . to their meeting with the eerily magnetic Armand, who brings them, at last, into intimacy with a whole brilliant and decadent society of vampires, an intimacy that becomes sudden terror when they are compelled to confront what they have feared and fled . . .

In its unceasing flow of spellbinding storytelling, of danger and flight, of loyalty and treachery, Interview with the Vampire bears witness of a literary imagination of the first order.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

In the now-classic novel Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice refreshed the archetypal vampire myth for a late-20th-century audience. The story is ostensibly a simple one: having suffered a tremendous personal loss, an 18th-century Louisiana plantation owner named Louis Pointe du Lac descends into an alcoholic stupor. At his emotional nadir, he is confronted by Lestat, a charismatic and powerful vampire who chooses Louis to be his fledgling. The two prey on innocents, give their "dark gift" to a young girl, and seek out others of their kind (notably the ancient vampire Armand) in Paris. But a summary of this story bypasses the central attractions of the novel. First and foremost, the method Rice chose to tell her tale--with Louis' first-person confession to a skeptical boy--transformed the vampire from a hideous predator into a highly sympathetic, seductive, and all-too-human figure. Second, by entering the experience of an immortal character, one raised with a deep Catholic faith, Rice was able to explore profound philosophical concerns--the nature of evil, the reality of death, and the limits of human perception--in ways not possible from the perspective of a more finite narrator.

While Rice has continued to investigate history, faith, and philosophy in subsequent Vampire novels (including The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil, and The Vampire Armand), Interview remains a treasured masterpiece. It is that rare work that blends a childlike fascination for the supernatural with a profound vision of the human condition. --Patrick O'Kelley

From the Publisher:

It seems amazing to me that I didn't get around to reading this book until years after it had been first published, especially because I'm a big vampire fan. I was working in a bookstore and finally picked it up...and couldn't put it down until I'd finished it. Interview is one of those books that stays with you long after you've read it. I still have moments were something will remind me of it and I'll sit there thinking about a particular scene or character. It was only a few months after reading this, and tearing through the sequel, as well, that I went to work for Ballantine and got the chance to sell Anne Rice's books as well as read them. I guess it was fate.

-Lisa Congelosi, Ballantine Sales Rep.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 16.98

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.95
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rice, Anne Author
Published by Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394498216 ISBN 13: 9780394498218
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0394498216. Bookseller Inventory # GAT2711.1RBAC061015H0760

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rice, Anne Author
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0394498216 ISBN 13: 9780394498218
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0394498216

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rice, Anne Author
Published by Random House Inc (1976)
ISBN 10: 0394498216 ISBN 13: 9780394498218
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Inc, 1976. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9780394498218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rice, Anne Author
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, United States (1976)
ISBN 10: 0394498216 ISBN 13: 9780394498218
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, United States, 1976. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Reset for Anniversary ed. 236 x 163 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force--a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. Magnificent, compulsively readable. CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780394498218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rice, Anne Author
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, United States (1976)
ISBN 10: 0394498216 ISBN 13: 9780394498218
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, United States, 1976. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Reset for Anniversary ed. 236 x 163 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force--a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. Magnificent, compulsively readable. CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780394498218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rice, Anne Author
Published by Alfred A. Knopf (1976)
ISBN 10: 0394498216 ISBN 13: 9780394498218
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0394498216

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 0.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Rice, Anne Author
Published by Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394498216 ISBN 13: 9780394498218
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0394498216 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4275294

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Rice, Anne Author
Published by Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394498216 ISBN 13: 9780394498218
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Books Market
(Hayward, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0394498216 Brand New in Mint condition. Guaranteed delivery in 2-4 days when you order with Expedited Shipping! No Expedited shipping to PO Boxes. Bookseller Inventory # 0394498216

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rice, Anne Author
ISBN 10: 0394498216 ISBN 13: 9780394498218
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 147mm x 32mm x 221mm. Hardcover. The time is now.We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks?as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first tw.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 352 pages. 0.599. Bookseller Inventory # 9780394498218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Rice, Anne Author
ISBN 10: 0394498216 ISBN 13: 9780394498218
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97803944982181.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book