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Easton Press Anne Rice books:
5 volume vampire chronicles collection (limited to 3000 sets) including the following titles:
The Interview with the Vampire - signed by Anne Rice edition
The Queen of the Damned
The Vampire Lestat
Memnoch the Devil
Tale of the Body Thief
(note: the 5 volume set has been reproduced in 2006 with a non signed volume of Interview with the vampire, so the 3000 limitation number only applied to the sets with Interview with the Vampire signed by Anne Rice)


Prince Lestat - Signed First Edition - 2014


The Wolf Gift Chronicles 2 volume set including titles:
The Wolf Gift - signed by Anne Rice
The Wolves of Midwinter

The Lives of The Mayfair Witches Trilogy including titles: 
Taltos
Lasher
The Witching Hour - signed by Anne Rice edition

 



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Anne Rice The Queen of The Damned


Franklin Library Anne Rice books:
Merrick - signed first edition - 2000
Vittorio the vampire - signed first edition -1999

 
As America's most famous modern author of Gothic and later Religious books, Anne Rice's books are some of the most read novels in history. Anne Rice is best known for her books about vampires known as the Vampire Chronicles. These books have inspired thousands of followers which reflects in the high level demand for the leather bound and signed Anne Rice books. It should also be noted that Anne Rice's books have also been portrayed in major film productions such Interview with the Vampire and The Queen of the Damned. The following is a list of all books by Anne Rice along with original year the book was published:

Interview With The Vampire (1976)
The Feast of All Saints (1979)
Cry to Heaven (1982)
The Vampire Lestat (1985)
The Queen of the Damned (1988)
The Mummy (1989)
The Witching Hour (1990)
The Tale of the Body Thief (1992)
Lasher (1993)
Taltos (1994)
Memnoch The Devil (1995)
Servant of the Bones (1996)
Violin (1997)
Pandora (1998)
Armand (1998)
Vittorio the Vampire (1999)
Merrick (2000)
Blood and Gold (2001)
Blackwood Farm (2002)
Blood Canticle (2003)
Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt (2005)
Christ The Lord: The Road to Cana (2008)
Angel Time (2009)
Of Love and Evil (2010)
The Wolf Gift (2012)
The Wolves of Midwinter (2013)
Prince Lestat (2014)






Anne Rice (Born Oct 4, 1941) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana as Howard Allen O'Brien. While Anne Rice received her early education in Louisiana and Texas, she later attended San Francisco State University and received a Master Degree in Creative Writing. In 1961 she Married Stan Rice (1942-2002) an artist, poet, and San Francisco State University English Professor. Her son American author Christopher Rice was born in 1978. The most famous book by Anne Rice is Interview with the Vampire which was published in 1976, although she wrote the novel 3 years earlier. Interview with the Vampire started a series of books by Anne Rice about vampires titled the Vampire Chronicles. In the more than two decades that followed, Anne Rice wrote many books which mainly centered around supernatural and occult themes. Two Vampire Chronicles books by Anne Rice were made into movies Interview with the Vampire (1976), and Queen of the Damned (1988). The book Exit to Eden (1985), which Anne Rice wrote under the pseudonym Anne Rampling, was also made into a movie. Under the pseudonym Anne Rampling she also wrote Belinda (1986), and under the pseudonym A. N. Roquelaure she wrote three books The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1983), Beauty's Punishment (1984), and Beauty's Release (1985). In 2004 Anne Rice declared that she would no longer write books about vampires or occult themes, and turned her writing attention to books about Christianity and Catholicism. The recent books by Anne Rice which are religious in theme include Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (2005), Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana (2008), and Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession (2008 - autobiography). The other books by Anne Rice which are not previously mentioned include The Feast of All Saints (1979), Cry to Heaven (1982), The Master of Rampling Gate (1982 - vampire short story), The Vampire Lestat (1985 - Vampire Chronicles), The Mummy (1989), The Witching Hour (1990), The Tale of the Body Thief (1992 - Vampire Chronicles), Lasher (1993), Taltos (1994), Memnoch The Devil (1995 - Vampire Chronicles), Servant of the Bones (1996), Violin (1997), Pandora (1998), The Vampire Armand (1998 - Vampire Chronicles), Vittorio the Vampire (1999), Merrick (2000 - Vampire Chronicles), Blood and Gold (2001 - Vampire Chronicles), Blackwood Farm (2002 - Vampire Chronicles), and Blood Canticle (2003 - Vampire Chronicles).



Easton Press Anne Rice


A number of books by Anne Rice have been published as modern leather bound editions. All of these books are vampire titles and include Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, and Memnoch the Devil published as a set by the Easton Press. The Franklin Library published two signed first editions by Anne Rice including Vittorio the Vampire (1999), and Merrick (2000). Both of the Franklin editions were hand signed by Anne Rice as part of the signed first edition series, and the first 3000 Easton Press Vampire Chronicles sets included a copy of Interview with the Vampire which was hand signed by Anne Rice.

The Vampire Chronicles

The Interview with the Vampire
This is the story of Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life. His story ebbs and flows through the streets of New Orleans, defining crucial moments such as his discovery of the exquisite lost young child Claudia, wanting not to hurt but to comfort her with the last breaths of humanity he has inside. Yet, he makes Claudia a vampire, trapping her womanly passion, will, and intelligence inside the body of a small child. Louis and Claudia form a seemingly unbreakable alliance and even "settle down" for a while in the opulent French Quarter. Louis remembers Claudia's struggle to understand herself and the hatred they both have for Lestat that sends them halfway across the world to seek others of their kind. Louis and Claudia are desperate to find somewhere they belong, to find others who understand, and someone who knows what and why they are.

Louis and Claudia travel Europe, eventually coming to Paris and the ragingly successful Theatre des Vampires--a theatre of vampires pretending to be mortals pretending to be vampires. Here they meet the magnetic and ethereal Armand, who brings them into a whole society of vampires. But Louis and Claudia find that finding others like themselves provides no easy answers and in fact presents dangers they scarcely imagined.

Originally begun as a short story, the book took off as Anne wrote it, spinning the tragic and triumphant life experiences of a soul. As well as the struggles of its characters, Interview captures the political and social changes of two continents. The novel also introduces Lestat, Anne's most enduring character, a heady mixture of attraction and revulsion. The book, full of lush description, centers on the themes of immortality, change, loss, sexuality, and power.


The Vampire Lestat
The vampire hero of Anne Rice's enthralling new novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, he rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifying existence. His is a mesmerizing story --- passionate, complex, and thrilling.

The Queen of the Damned
In 1976, a uniquely seductive world of vampires was unveiled in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire . . . in 1985, a wild and voluptous voice spoke to us, telling the story of The Vampire Lestat.  In The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice continues her extraordinary "Vampire Chronicles" in a feat of mesmeric storytelling, a chillingly hypnotic entertainment in which the oldest and most powerful forces of the night are unleashed on an unsuspecting world.

Three brilliantly colored narrative threads intertwine as the story unfolds:

- The rock star known as Vampire Lestat, worshipped by millions of spellbound fans, prepares for a concert in San Francisco.  Among the audience--pilgrims in a blind swoon of adoration--are hundreds of vampires, creatures who see Lestat as a "greedy fiend risking the secret prosperity of all his kind just to be loved and seen by mortals," fiends themselves who hate Lestat's power and who are determined to destroy him . . .

- The sleep of certain men and women--vampires and mortals scattered around the world--is haunted by a vivid, mysterious dream: of twins with fiery red hair and piercing green eyes who suffer an unspeakable tragedy.  It is a dream that slowly, tauntingly reveals its meaning to the dreamers as they make their way toward each other--some to be destroyed on the journey, some to face an even more terrifying fate at journey's end . . .

- Akasha--Queen of the Damned, mother of all vampires, rises after a 6,000 year sleep and puts into motion a heinous plan to "save" mankind from itself and make "all myths of the world real" by elevating herself and her chosen son/lover to the level of the gods: "I am the fulfillment and I shall from this moment be the cause" . . .

These narrative threads wind sinuously across a vast, richly detailed tapestry of the violent, sensual world of vampirism, taking us back 6,000 years to its beginnings.  As the stories of the "first brood" of blood drinkers are revealed, we are swept across the ages, from Egypt to South America to the Himalayas to all the shrouded corners of the globe where vampires have left their mark. Vampires are created--mortals succumbing to the sensation of "being enptied, of being devoured, of being nothing." Vampires are destroyed.  Dark rituals are performed--the rituals of ancient creatures prowling the modern world.  And, finally, we are brought to a moment in the twentieth century when, in an astonishing climax, the fate of the living dead--and perhaps of the living, all the living--will be decided.

Tale of the Body Thief
In a gripping feat of storytelling, Anne Rice continues the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles that began with the now-classic Interview with the Vampire. For centuries, Lestat—vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals—has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead. Now he is alone. And in his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, Lestat embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has undertaken in all the years of his haunted existence.

Memnoch the Devil
In the fifth Vampire Chronicle, Lestat is searching for Dora, the beautiful and charismatic mortal daughter of a drug lord. Dora has moved Lestat like no other mortal ever has, and he cannot get her out of his visions. At the same time, he is increasingly aware that the Devil knows who he is and wants something from him. While torn betwen his vampire world and his passion for Dora, Lestat is sucked in by Memnoch, who claims to be the Devil himself. Memnoch presents Lestat with unimagined opportunities: to witness creation, to visit purgatory, to be treated like a prophet. Lestat faces a choice between the Devil or God. Whom does he believe in? Who does he serve? What are the element of religious belief? Lestat finds himself caught in a whirlpool of the ultimate choice...

Vittorio the vampire
With Pandora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Now, in the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, she tells the mesmerizing story of Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold.

Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de' Medici, trained in knighthood at his father's mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures - a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power.

In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies. As he sets out in pursuit of vengeance, entering the nightmarish Court of the Ruby Grail, increasingly more enchanted (and confused) by his love for the mysterious Ursula, he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war and political intrigue.

Against a backdrop of the wonders - both sacred and profane - and the beauty and ferocity of Renaissance Italy, Anne Rice creates a passionate and tragic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.

Merrick
In this mesmerizing new novel, Anne Rice demonstrates once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of myth and magic, as she weaves together two of her most compelling worlds? those of the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair witches.
 
Merrick by Anne Rice


The Lives of The Mayfair Witches

The Witching Hour
Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches—a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being.

On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking... and The Witching Hour begins.

It begins in our time with a rescue at sea.  Rowan Mayfair, a beautiful woman, a brilliant practitioner of neurosurgery—aware that she has special powers but unaware that she comes from an ancient line of witches—finds the drowned body of a man off the coast of California and brings him to life.  He is Michael Curry, who was born in New Orleans and orphaned in childhood by fire on Christmas Eve, who pulled himself up from poverty, and who now, in his brief interval of death, has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him.

As these two, fiercely drawn to each other, fall in love and—in passionate alliance—set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, the novel moves backward and forward in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and a ch√Ęteau in the France of Louis XIV.  An intricate tale of evil unfolds—an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first "witch," Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit she names Lasher... a creation that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn.

From the coffee plantations of Port au Prince, where the great Mayfair fortune is made and the legacy of their dark power is almost destroyed, to Civil War New Orleans, as Julien—the clan's only male to be endowed with occult powers—provides for the dynasty its foothold in America, the dark, luminous story encompasses dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and healing.  And always—through peril and escape, tension and release—there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death.  With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths, to the present and Rowan's increasingly inspired and risky moves in the merciless game that binds her to her heritage. And in New Orleans, on Christmas Eve, this strangest of family sagas is brought to its startling climax.

Lasher
The Talamasca, documenters of paranormal activity, is on the hunt for the newly born Lasher. Mayfair women are dying from hemorrhages and a strange genetic anomaly has been found in Rowan and Michael. Lasher, born from Rowan, is another species altogether and now in the corporeal body, represents an incalcuable threat to the Mayfairs. Rowan and Lasher travel together to Houston and she becomes pregnant with another creature like him, a Taltos. Lasher seeks to reproduce his race in other women, but they cannot withstand it. Rowan escapes and becomes comatose as her fully-grown Taltos daughter is born. The Mayfairs declare all-out war on Lasher and try to nurse Rowan back to heatlth.

Michael remains entwined in the Mayfair family and learns how he comes by his strange powers. Michael's ghostly visiting from a long-dead Mayfair reveals the importance of destroying Lasher. In the investigation, Lasher's origins are revealed, the new Taltos Emaleth returns, and the climax of death and life engulfs the family.

Taltos
Rice's new novel continues the epic occult saga that began with The Witching Hour and Lasher. Taltos takes readers back through the centuries to a civilization part human and part of wholly mysterious origins, at odds with mortality and immortality, justice and guilt.

The Wolf Gift Chronicles
 
The Wolf Gift
The place, the rugged coast of northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.

A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer. . . an older woman, welcoming him into her magnificent, historic family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . an idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence. . .The young man inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness . . . A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing who—what—he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.

As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as “the Man Wolf,” by authorities, the media and scientists (evidence of DNA threaten to reveal his dual existence). . . As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there are others like him who may be watching—guardian creatures who have existed throughout time and may possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge and throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.



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