The Vampire Lestat
By Anne Rice
(Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345313867, 560pp.)
Publication Date: September 12, 1986
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Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.
Anne Rice is the author of more than twenty-five bestselling books. She lives in New Orleans.
“FRIGHTENING, SENSUAL . . . 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, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“FIERCELY AMBITIOUS, NOTHING LESS THAN A COMPLETE UNNATURAL HISTORY OF VAMPIRES.”
—The Village Voice
“BRILLIANT . . . ITS UNDEAD CHARACTERS ARE UTTERLY ALIVE.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“LUXURIANTLY CREATED AND RICHLY TOLD.”
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