Anne Rice





Anne Rice

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October 04, 1941

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Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien) is a best-selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books. Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002. Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.

She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult-themed fiction (i.e., erotica) and A.N. Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado-masochism.


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Weather is becoming ever more a mystery. It's chilly this morning in the California desert. There is snow on the nearby mountains. I can't recall it ever being this cold in late April. How bizarre.

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Average rating: 3.83 · 1,311,256 ratings · 32,450 reviews · 126 distinct works · Similar authors
Interview with the Vampire ...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 314,951 ratings — published 1976 — 155 editions
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The Vampire Lestat (The Vam...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 116,551 ratings — published 1985 — 96 editions
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The Queen of the Damned (Th...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 91,757 ratings — published 1988 — 89 editions
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The Witching Hour (Lives of...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 68,411 ratings — published 1990 — 19 editions
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The Tale of the Body Thief ...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 58,701 ratings — published 1992 — 56 editions
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Memnoch the Devil (The Vamp...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 54,035 ratings — published 1995 — 25 editions
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The Vampire Armand (The Vam...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 46,621 ratings — published 1998 — 55 editions
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Lasher (Lives of the Mayfai...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 40,784 ratings — published 1992 — 13 editions
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 36,544 ratings — published 1994 — 18 editions
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The Mummy
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 31,685 ratings — published 1989 — 48 editions
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Interviews

November 2008, Anne Rice
"The supernatural world has always been more real to me than the real world. I feel a great surge of energy when I acknowledge that there is a world beyond this one. In my early novels I made up stories about forces that I sensed. Now I write about faith in something in which I completely believe. " ...More

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“None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

“You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering.”
Anne Rice

“Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Polls

What is your favorite Book Series?

Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
 
  258 votes, 23.5%

A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin
 
  73 votes, 6.7%

Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
 
  70 votes, 6.4%

I can't always choose a favourite... (write-in)
 
  57 votes, 5.2%

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  54 votes, 4.9%

THE INFERNAL DEVICES - CASSANDRA CLARE (write-in)
 
  49 votes, 4.5%

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  44 votes, 4.0%

Harry Potter (write-in)
 
  35 votes, 3.2%

The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare (write-in)
 
  33 votes, 3.0%

YOU WILL NOT MAKE ME CHOOSE. (too many) (write-in)
 
  32 votes, 2.9%

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  22 votes, 2.0%

Don't have favorites (write-in)
 
  22 votes, 2.0%

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  22 votes, 2.0%

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  22 votes, 2.0%

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  20 votes, 1.8%

Percy Jackson and The Olympians (write-in)
 
  19 votes, 1.7%

The Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice
 
  16 votes, 1.5%

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  16 votes, 1.5%

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  14 votes, 1.3%

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  11 votes, 1.0%

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  11 votes, 1.0%

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  10 votes, 0.9%

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  10 votes, 0.9%

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  9 votes, 0.8%

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  7 votes, 0.6%

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  7 votes, 0.6%

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  7 votes, 0.6%

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  7 votes, 0.6%

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  5 votes, 0.5%

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  5 votes, 0.5%

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  5 votes, 0.5%

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  5 votes, 0.5%

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  5 votes, 0.5%

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  5 votes, 0.5%

toooo many to choose from (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 0.4%

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  4 votes, 0.4%

Dune - Frank Herbert (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 0.4%

The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 0.4%

The Fionavar Tapestry - Guy Gavriel Kay (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

The Witcher series (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

House of Night - PC and Kristen Cast (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Twilight - Richard Laymon
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

The Sword of Truth Series- Terry Goodkind (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Throne of Glass-Sarah Maas (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

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  3 votes, 0.3%

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  3 votes, 0.3%

the outlander series (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Kate Daniels - Ilona Andrews (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Sailor Moon ~ Naoko Takeuchi (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Robert Langdon Series (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Unwind - Neal Shusterman
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Left Behind - Tim LaHaye
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone-Laini Taylor (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

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  2 votes, 0.2%

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  2 votes, 0.2%

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  2 votes, 0.2%

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  2 votes, 0.2%

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  2 votes, 0.2%

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  2 votes, 0.2%

outlander Series (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Inheritance Cycle - Christopher Paolini (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

The Raven Boys - Maggie Steifvater (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

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  2 votes, 0.2%

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  2 votes, 0.2%

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  2 votes, 0.2%

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  1 vote, 0.1%

The Adventures of Tintin (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

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  1 vote, 0.1%

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  1 vote, 0.1%

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  1 vote, 0.1%

Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Oxford Time Travel Series (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Hopeless - Colleen Hoover (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Thoroughbred (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Web of Hearts and Souls (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Five Ancestors - Jeff Stone
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Sorcerer's Ring series - Morgan Rice (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Incarnations of Immortality - Piers Anthony (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Ranger's Apprentice- John Flanagan (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The chemical garden (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Bronze Horseman (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Captive Prince (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Sharpe - Bernard Cornwell (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

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  1 vote, 0.1%

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  1 vote, 0.1%

The Sisters Grimm (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Little House - Laura Ingalls Wilder (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

The Covenent — Jennifer L. Armentrout (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

THE OLYMUS (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Sweet Valley High (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Gods Lions - John Lyman
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Adversary Cycle - F. Paul Wilson
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Vampire Diaries
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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