From the Publisher
Collected for the first time, here are the twelve extraordinary
illustrated volumes that form the graphic novel of THE VAMPIRE
LESTAT. Evocative full-color paintings and an artful abridgment of
the original text capture the inimitable spirit and atmosphere of
this passionate, complex, and thrilling tale.
The story begins in our own time with Lestat, tall, blond, and
handsome, a world-renowned rock star. His gifts are timeless, his
youth never withers. But he was not always the powerful and famous
child of darkness. Before his long earth-encrusted sleep, he was an
aristocrat in the heady days of pre-Revolutionary France. It was
then that he came face-to-face with the incarnation of evil and the
temptations of love that he has ravenously pursued through time.
Where it has led him and what he has become is the heart of the
tale that has captured millions of readers.
About the Author
Novelist Anne Rice, best known as the creator of the vampire Lestat and his literary cohorts, was born Howard Allen O'Brien on October 4, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1959 Anne began classes at Texas Woman's College in Denton. She transferred to San Francisco State University, and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Creative Writing in 1964. She pubhlished her first short story in 1965 called "October 4, 1948." She began grad school at San Francisco State in 1966, and began writing "Interview With the Vampire" in 1969. Anne earned her Master's in 1972. In 1973 Anne turned the "Interview With the Vampire" into a novel in a five week period. It was rejected when she submitted it, but in 1974, while attending a Writer's Conference in Squaw Valley, Anne met agent an agent, who agreed to represent her. "Interview" was subsequently sold to Vicky Wilson at Knopf. In 1976 "Interview With the Vampire" was published, the film rights sold to Paramount for $150,000.00, with a ten year option. Anne goes on to write various series in the same genre, such as the rest of the "Vampire Chronicles," the "Mayfair Witches" books and two series under pen names. In addition to her novels, Rice has written poetry and chaired the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: October 29, 1991
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0345373944
ISBN - 13: 9780345373946