Anne Rice

Anne Rice

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in New Orleans, Louisiana, The United States
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 · 1,294,382 ratings · 32,040 reviews · 130 distinct works · Similar authors
Interview with the Vampire ...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 311,215 ratings — published 1976 — 151 editions
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The Vampire Lestat (The Vam...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 115,126 ratings — published 1985 — 94 editions
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The Queen of the Damned (Th...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 90,649 ratings — published 1988 — 88 editions
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The Witching Hour (Lives of...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 67,447 ratings — published 1990 — 57 editions
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The Tale of the Body Thief ...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 57,961 ratings — published 1985 — 56 editions
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Memnoch the Devil (The Vamp...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 53,388 ratings — published 1995 — 24 editions
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The Vampire Armand (The Vam...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 46,029 ratings — published 1998 — 23 editions
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Lasher (Lives of the Mayfai...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 40,323 ratings — published 1992 — 13 editions
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Taltos (Lives of the Mayfai...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 36,096 ratings — published 1994 — 52 editions
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The Mummy
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 31,326 ratings — published 1989 — 48 editions
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More books by Anne Rice…
Interview with the Vampire The Vampire Lestat The Queen of the Damned The Tale of the Body Thief Memnoch the Devil The Vampire Armand Merrick
The Vampire Chronicles (11 books)
3.8688115463072545 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 761,317 ratings

The Witching Hour Lasher Taltos Merrick Blackwood Farm Blood Canticle
Lives of the Mayfair Witches (6 books)
3.8686807963315064 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 214,584 ratings

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New Tales of the Vampires (2 books)
3.575379761879038 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 46,279 ratings

The Wolf Gift The Wolves of Midwinter
The Wolf Gift Chronicles (2 books)
3.499897519983603 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 19,516 ratings

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt Christ The Lord: The Road T...
Christ The Lord (2 books)
3.614119787293591 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 14,292 ratings

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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

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

“The prince is never going to come. Everyone knows that; and maybe sleeping beauty's dead.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat


Fantasy was the winning genre. Please vote for the book you would like to read in February. Last day to vote will be Friday, January 24.
(Reminder: Books over 600 pages will have extended read-a-longs and we will put the length to a vote--either 6 or 8 weeks. See this thread:

Outlander (Historical Fantasy) Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon Diana Gabaldon
  10 votes, 50.0%

Divergent (Dystopian) Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth Veronica Roth
  3 votes, 15.0%

Wicked (Fantasy) Wicked  The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire Gregory Maguire
  2 votes, 10.0%

The Pawn of Prophecy (High Fantasy) Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1) by David Eddings David Eddings
  2 votes, 10.0%

The Once and Future King (Arthurian) The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4) by T.H. White T.H. White
  2 votes, 10.0%

The House of the Spirits (Magical Realism) The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende Isabel Allende
  1 vote, 5.0%

Orlando (Fantasy-classic) Orlando by Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf
  0 votes, 0.0%

Angel Time (paranormal fantasy) Angel Time (The Songs of the Seraphim, #1) by Anne Rice Anne Rice
  0 votes, 0.0%

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