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Anne Rice (1) (1941–2021)

Author of Interview with the Vampire

For other authors named Anne Rice, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Anne Rice was born Howard Allen O'Brien on October 4, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received a bachelor's degree in political science in 1964 and master's degree in English and creative writing in 1972 from San Francisco State University. She published her first short story in 1965 called show more October 4, 1948. Her first book, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976. It was made into a film starring Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, and Tom Cruise in 1994. She wrote various series in the same genre including the rest of the Vampire Chronicles, the Mayfair Witches books, and The Wolf Gift Chronicles. Her novel, Feast of All Saints, became a Showtime mini-series in 2001. Her other works include Cry to Heaven, Servant of the Bones, and Violin. In 1998, Rice returned to the Catholic Church and for some time only wrote for Christ or about Christ. These works include Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, and Called Out of Darkness. Anne Rice died on December 11, 2021 at the age of 80. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Anne Rice

Interview with the Vampire (1976) 22,698 copies
The Vampire Lestat (1985) 13,436 copies
The Queen of the Damned (1988) 11,472 copies
The Witching Hour (1990) 9,461 copies
The Tale of the Body Thief (1992) 8,964 copies
Memnoch the Devil (1995) 8,263 copies
The Vampire Armand (1998) 6,914 copies
Lasher (1993) 6,880 copies
Taltos (1994) 5,903 copies
Merrick (2000) 5,440 copies
Pandora (1998) 5,377 copies
Blood and Gold (2001) 4,968 copies
The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned (1989) 4,928 copies
Blackwood Farm (2002) 4,632 copies
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1985) — Author; Pseudonym — 4,515 copies
Servant of the Bones (1996) 4,251 copies
Vittorio the Vampire (1999) 4,093 copies
Blood Canticle (2003) 3,798 copies
Violin (1997) 3,283 copies
Cry to Heaven (1982) 3,131 copies
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (2005) 3,052 copies
Beauty's Punishment (1984) — Author; Pseudonym — 2,939 copies
Beauty's Release (1985) 2,714 copies
The Feast of All Saints (1979) 2,472 copies
Exit to Eden (1985) 1,784 copies
Belinda (1986) 1,572 copies
Prince Lestat (2014) 1,458 copies
The Wolf Gift (2012) 1,425 copies
Angel Time (2009) 1,274 copies
The Sleeping Beauty novels (1983) — Author; Pseudonym — 1,080 copies
The Wolves of Midwinter (2012) 640 copies
Of Love and Evil (2010) 590 copies
Beauty's Kingdom (2015) — Author; Pseudonym — 367 copies
The Reign of Osiris (2022) 128 copies
Hora das Bruxas, A - Vol. 1 (1994) 31 copies
The Master of Rampling Gate (2002) 28 copies
Hora das Bruxas, A - Vol. 2 (1996) 24 copies
Lasher v. 1 (2009) 8 copies
1998 7 copies
Taltos, tomo 2 (2009) 5 copies
La voz del diablo, tomo 2 (2009) 4 copies
Taltos I / III (2009) 4 copies
Krew i zloto (2016) 3 copies
DON DEL LOBO, EL / PD. (2014) 2 copies
Blood and Gold [abridged] (2001) 2 copies
Christ the Lord, Violin, Pandora; 3 Books Set (2014) — Author — 2 copies
Sangre Y Oro II (2009) 1 copy
Sangre y oro I / VIII (2009) 1 copy

Associated Works

Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat [graphic novel, complete] (1991) — Inspiration — 536 copies
The Ultimate Dracula (1991) — Contributor — 482 copies
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contributor — 454 copies
Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story (2012) — Author — 367 copies
The Witches' Companion (1994) — Contributor — 311 copies
By Blood We Live (2009) — Contributor — 296 copies
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Contributor — 285 copies
Flesh and the Word: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1992) — Contributor — 195 copies
Vampires, Wine, and Roses (1997) — Contributor — 155 copies
Vampire Stories (1996) — Contributor — 141 copies
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Contributor; Contributor — 115 copies
The Mammoth Book of International Erotica (1996) — Contributor — 113 copies
Into the Mummy's Tomb (2001) — Contributor — 111 copies
Flesh and the Word 2: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1993) — Contributor — 108 copies
Flesh and the Word 3: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1995) — Contributor; Contributor — 100 copies
The Best American Erotica 1993 (1993) — Contributor — 98 copies
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997) — Contributor — 85 copies
The Vampire Omnibus (1995) — Contributor — 78 copies
The Ultimate Zombie (1993) — Contributor — 71 copies
Cut! Horror Writers on Horror Film (1992) — Contributor — 62 copies
Anne Rice Reader (1997) — Contributor — 49 copies
The Vampire Hunter's Casebook (1996) — Contributor — 36 copies
Vampires in Love: Stories with a Bite (2010) — Contributor — 29 copies
Exit to Eden [1994 film] (1985) — Original book — 21 copies
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Contributor — 17 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #5 (1992) — Inspiration — 16 copies
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned #1 (1991) — Inspiration — 14 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #1 (1991) — Inspiration — 13 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #2 (1991) — Author — 11 copies
Favourite Scary Stories from Graveside Al (1996) — Contributor — 11 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #3 (1991) — Author — 9 copies
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned #6 (1993) — Inspiration — 9 copies
Anne Rice's The Tale of the Body Thief #1 (1999) — Inspiration — 9 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #12 (1994) — Inspiration — 8 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #8 (1993) — Author — 8 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #4 (1991) — Author — 8 copies
The Feast of All Saints [2001 film] (2003) — Original story — 8 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #9 (1993) — Author — 7 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #6 (1992) — Author — 7 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #7 (1992) — Inspiration — 6 copies
Anne Rice's The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned #12 (1992) — Inspiration — 6 copies
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned #5 (1992) — Inspiration — 6 copies
Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat #10 [graphic novel] (1991) — Inspiration — 5 copies
Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat #1 [graphic novel] (1990) — Inspiration — 5 copies
Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat #5 [graphic novel] (1990) — Inspiration — 5 copies
Anne Rice's The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned #4 (1991) — Inspiration — 5 copies
Anne Rice's The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned #5 (1991) — Inspiration — 5 copies
Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat #2 [graphic novel] (1990) — Inspiration — 4 copies
Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat #3 (1990) — Inspiration — 4 copies
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned #2 (1992) — Author — 4 copies
Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat #7 [graphic novel] (1990) — Inspiration — 4 copies
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned #9 (1993) — Author — 3 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #10 (1993) — Author — 3 copies
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #11 (1993) — Author — 3 copies
Anne Rice's The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned #9 (1991) — Inspiration — 3 copies
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned #7 (1993) — Inspiration — 3 copies
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned #10 (1993) — Inspiration — 3 copies
Anne Rice's The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned #8 (1991) — Inspiration — 3 copies
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned #8 (1992) — Inspiration — 2 copies
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned #11 (1993) — Author — 2 copies
Anne Rice's The Tale of the Body Thief #2 (1999) — Inspiration — 1 copy
Fear #16 — Interview — 1 copy
Anne Rice's The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned #6 (1991) — Inspiration — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Rice, Howard Allan Frances O'Brien
Other names
Rampling, Anne
Roquelaure, A.N.
Rice, Anne O'Brien
Birthdate
1941-10-04
Date of death
2021-12-11
Burial location
Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Place of death
Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Cause of death
stroke
Places of residence
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
La Jolla, California, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
Richardson, Texas, USA
Denton, Texas, USA
California desert, USA
Education
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
San Francisco State University (BA|1964|MA|1972 | Creative Writing)
North Texas State College, Texas
Occupations
writer
insurance claims controller
Relationships
Borchardt, Alice (sibling)
Rice, Stan (spouse)
Rice, Christopher (offspring)
Awards and honors
World Horror Convention Grand Master Award (1994)
Bram Stoker Award (2003)
ThrillerMaster Award (2013)
Agent
William Loverd
Short biography
Howard Allen Frances O'Brien was born on 04 October 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was the second of four daughters of Irish Catholic parents, Katherine "Kay" Allen and Howard O'Brien. In 1961, she married Stan Rice, who passed away in 2002. They had two children, Christopher (1978) and Michele (1966-1972).

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Reviews

I made it two thirds of the way through this, but I can't bring myself to go back to it to finish. This wouldn't be a book to read for literary merit, obviously, but I began it out of curiousity and hoping for an entertaining read. Alas, it wasn't that. I suppose unless you have a fetish for that sort of thing, there are only so many scenes of S&M spankings that you can read.
 
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lelandleslie | 110 other reviews | Feb 24, 2024 |
Ik had veel te hoge verwachtingen van dit boek. Het wordt geacht een van de grote fantasy-klassiekers te zijn, en toonaangevend voor de manier waarop vampiers worden beschreven in boeken, kortom: een boek dat ik, na het lezen van Bram Stoker's Dracula, hoog op mijn prioriteitenlijstje had staan.

Boy, was I wrong.

Het verhaal begint met een slepende traagheid die kenmerkend is voor het hele boek; er worden karakters voorgesteld die er totaal niet toedoen. Het boek is trouwens ook, wat de titel al zegt, een INTERVIEW. Dat betekent dat het hele verhaal verteld wordt in de 'ik-vorm' (dus worden alle lezers tot Blijde Deelgenoot van al Louis verwarde gevoelens; Hoera!), en dat de lezer ook nog eens constant onderbroken wordt door een fictieve luisteraar, die van de schrijver ook een zeldzaam talent heeft meegekegen voor het maken van domme opmerkingen en het stellen van nutteloze vragen.

Een ander iets dat me bijzonder heeft gestoord tijdens het lezen van dit boek, is dat alle characters in principe zo plat als een dubbeltje zijn. Anne Rice wekt de indruk dat ze allemaal, en dan met name Louis, de hoofdpersoon, verteerd worden door Diepe Gedachten en Levensveranderende Trauma's en al die andere tropes die in de loop der jaren (en dan vooral in het fantasygenre) zo heerlijk cliche zijn geworden, maar de bittere waarheid is dat er slechts gezeurd wordt. Van het kleinste figurantje tot de Zielige, Onbegrepen Hoofdpersoon (denk even na: waarom is dit boek zo populair geweest onder de goth-populatie) aan toe: ze zijn allemaal aan het miemelen. Louis gebruikt uiteraard wat bloemrijkere bewoordingen dan eigenlijk nodig zou zijn, maar ook daar weet Anne Rice weer een pluspunt te scoren bij de goths.

Voor degenen die de film hebben gezien: Ik dacht eerst dat de film (zoals de meeste boekverfilmingen) prut was en zich voor geen meter aan het boek hield. Ook daar zat ik fout. De film geeft precies weer wat het boek eigenlijk probeert te verbergen: de karakters zijn overdreven karikaturen en het verhaal (dat in boekvorm ongeveer 300 pagina's telt) past precies in een lowbudget pulpfilm (met de verplichte incidentele spannende momenten).
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jd7h | 331 other reviews | Feb 18, 2024 |
This was such a sad story. Poor Louie. Was he the exception? If only for a minute?
What happens when you give the human condition powers and immortality…. Chaos and suffering.
 
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cmpeters | 331 other reviews | Feb 2, 2024 |
This historical novel describes Creole society shortly after the Louisiana Purchase. Educated and rich, the free people of colour had a unique culture, customs and mores. Their position, however, was tenuous, very much at the mercy and whim of white people, especially in-coming Americans. This novel doesn't sugar coat the difficulties despite the advantages.
Rice showcases her style, full of flourish and drama, and the book is about 100 pages too long, but I found the read rewarding.
½
 
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Cecilturtle | 27 other reviews | Jan 30, 2024 |

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