Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

Interview with the vampire

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Publisher:
Ballantine Books,
Pub. Date:
1997, c1976.
Edition:
20th anniversary ed.
Language:
English
Description
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its publication 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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780345409645
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9237e19b-fd0a-b98e-1ba1-381672135636
Grouping Title interview with the vampire
Grouping Author rice anne
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-14 04:18:00AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-16 04:29:57AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Rice, Anne, 1941-
author_display Rice, Anne
available_at_santafe Main Library, Southside Branch
detailed_location_santafe Main, Southside
display_description
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id 9237e19b-fd0a-b98e-1ba1-381672135636
isbn 9780345409645
item_details ils:.b11569918|.i17897397|Southside|Fiction Rice, A|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||co||, ils:.b11569918|.i18590949|Main|Fiction Rice, A|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||mn||, ils:.b11569918|.i19530146|Main|Fiction Rice, A|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||mn||
itype_santafe Regular Circ
last_indexed 2018-11-16T11:29:57.838Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe Fiction Rice, A
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library, Southside Branch
primary_isbn 9780345409645
publishDate 1997
record_details ils:.b11569918|Book|Books|20th anniversary ed.|English|Ballantine Books,|1997, c1976.|340 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b11569918 .i19530146 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b11569918 .i18590949 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b11569918 .i17897397 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
series Vampire chronicles
series_with_volume Vampire chronicles|1
subject_facet Imaginary interviews, Lestat -- (Vampire), -- 1760- -- Fiction, Vampires -- Fiction
title_display Interview with the vampire
title_full Interview with the vampire / by Anne Rice
title_short Interview with the vampire
topic_facet Imaginary interviews, Lestat, Vampires