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1 Rice, Anne BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT
Plume 1990 0452266629 / 9780452266629 Paperback Very Good 
This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's el egantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing explora tion of the psychology of human desire. Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave Prince Tristan, is sen t away from the Satyricon-like world of the castle. Once again Rice's fabul ous tale of pleasure and pain dares to explore the most primal and well-hid den desires of the human heart. 
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2 Rice, Anne BEAUTY'S RELEASE
Plume 1985 0452266637 / 9780452266636 Paperback Very Good 
In the final volume of Anne Rice's deliciously tantalizing erotic trilogy, Beauty's adventures on the dark side of sexuality make her the bound captiv e of an Eastern Sultan and a prisoner in the exotic confines of the harem. In Beauty's Release, Anne Rice makes the forbidden side of passion a doorwa y into the hidden regions of the psyche and the heart. 
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3 Rice, Anne BELINDA
Jove Books 1994 0515093556 / 9780515093551 Paperback Very Good 
Under the pseudonym of Rampling, Anne Rice (The Vampire Lestat wrote the er otic confection Exit to Eden ; this novel, too, has a highly sensual aura. Jeremy Walker, a middle-aged children's book author renowned for his beauti ful, old-fashioned illustrations, is captivated by a 16-year-old woman-chil d who tells him nothing of her past when she moves into his San Francisco h ome. Obsessed by Belinda's smoky sexuality, the paintings in which he celeb rates her beauty are an erotic and sometimes violent extension of Jeremy's books. When the artist discovers that his mysterious lover is the missing d aughter of a famed film star, a scandalous story of anger and betrayal unco ils, and Belinda abruptly disappears. To bring her back, Jeremy makes his p ortraits public, unleashing a media circus and police investigation that co nspire to separate them forever. The concluding chapters are badly marred b y a heavy dose of saccharine, but its rivetingly seductive, gothic overtone s lend a fine, eerie flavor to scenes stretching from brash Hollywood deals to the darkness of an enshrined house in New Orleans. 
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4 Rice, Anne BLACKWOOD FARM
Vintage Uk 2002 0701173548 / 9780701173548 First Hardcover F/F 
A highly collectible first edition/tight clean copy, protected in a new bro dart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Blackwood Farm introduces Quinn Blackwood, the sexy, eccentric young gentleman who becomes both a vampire and the heir to the Blackwood estate. All his life, Quinn has been haunted by Goblin, a doppelgänger no one else can see--or believe in. But Goblin is real, and he is becoming maliciously tangible, strengthened by the blood that Quinn unwillingly drinks. Quinn's only hope of liberation from his increasingly dangerous doppelgänger is to find the legendary vampire Lestat. But Lestat has vowed to destroy any vampire who sets foot in New Orleans. 
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5 Rice, Anne BLACKWOOD FARM
Knopf 2002 0375411992 / 9780375411991 First Hardcover Good/Good 
In the past few years, many fans have sworn off Anne Rice, flinging her lat er novels against the wall with cries of "First draft!" and "Never again!" But these same fans may want to take a chance on her Southern gothic Blackw ood Farm, a fast-paced and erotically charged, though uneven, novel of the Vampire Chronicles. Blackwood Farm has an unusual flaw: it isn't long enoug h. Many of its triumphs and tragedies demand more development than they rec eive. Motivations are sometimes unlikely or unexplained, and the ending is far too rushed. Blackwood Farm introduces Quinn Blackwood, the sexy, eccentric young gentleman who becomes both a vampire and the heir to the Blackwood estate. All his life, Quinn has been haunted by Goblin, a doppelgänger no one else can see--or believe in. But Goblin is real, and he is becoming maliciously tangible, strengthened by the blood that Quinn unwillingly drinks. Quinn's only hope of liberation from his increasingly dangerous doppelgänger is to find the legendary vampire Lestat. But Lestat has vowed to destroy any vampire who sets foot in New Orleans. 
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6 Rice, Anne BLOOD CANTICLE (THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES)
Knopf 2003 037541200X / 9780375412004 First Hardcover As New/As New 
A tight clean first edition/printing, protected in a new brodart wrapper, n ot price clipped/ex library or a book of the month edition. For her 25th fan-pleasing outing, Rice reunites some of her most popular creations and, for the first time since Memnoch the Devil (1995), lets the Vampire Lestat "write" the book. Taking up where last year's Blackwood Farm ended, the now-doppelganger-free Quinn Blackwood and Lestat save Quinn's true love, the witch Mona Mayfair, from certain death by making her an immortal. In his effort to attain sainthood, Lestat must deal with a lot of metaphysical angst. The opulent Blackwood estate and its spooky swamps, as well as New Orleans and a Caribbean isle, provide the settings for many elegant costume changes as the exquisite vampiric triumvirate gleefully suck several deserving victims dry and lay waste to dozens of a drug lord's minions. The vampirisation of young Mona, a true child of our times, gives Rice a dynamic new vampire personality with whom to play. Writing as if her blood-inked quill were afire, Rice seems truly possessed by her Brat Prince of darkness as she races through the story. She sometimes slights members of the vast supporting cast, both dead and alive, but neatly ties up all their loose ends. The complete unification of the Mayfair witch saga with that of the Vampire Chronicles provides either a befitting end or a new beginning for the Queen of the Vampires. 
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7 Rice, Anne CHRIST THE LORD: OUT OF EGYPT
Knopf 2005 070117692X / 9780701176921 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: " 'Rice's writing is wonderfully imaginative and as creeplly splendid as a hot-house orchid' Sunday Times. 'Erotic and disturbing, Anne Rice is still the best modern Gothic novelist' The Face" Kirkus Reviews, September 200 5 A riveting, imagining of the hidden years of Jesus. A cross between historical novel and Tolstoy's The Gospels in Brie. 
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8 Rice, Anne CHRIST THE LORD: OUT OF EGYPT
Knopf 2005 0375412018 / 9780375412011 First Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A crisp clean first edition (as stated) no markings throughout, not an ex-l ib edition: Rice departs from her usual subject matter to pen this curious portrait of a seven-year-old Jesus, who departs Egypt with his family to return home to Nazareth. Rice's painstaking historical research is obvious throughout, whether she's showing the differences among first-century Jewish groups (Pharisees, Essenes and Sadducees all play a part), imagining a Passover pilgrimage to Jerusalem or depicting the regular but violent rebellions by Jews chafing under Roman rule. The book succeeds in capturing Jesus' profound Jewishness, with some of the best scenes reflecting his Torah education and immersion in the oral traditions of the Hebrew Bible. As fiction, though, the book's first half is slow going. Since it is told from Jesus' perspective, the childlike language can be simplistic, though as readers persevere they will discover the riches of the sparse prose Rice adopts. The emotional heart of the story--Jesus' gradual discovery of the miraculous birth his parents have never discussed with him--picks up steam as well, as he begins to understand why he can heal the sick and raise the dead. Rice provides a moving afterword, in which she describes her recent return to the Catholic faith and evaluates, often in an amusingly strident fashion, the state of biblical studies today. 
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9 Rice, Anne CHRIST THE LORD: OUT OF EGYPT: A NOVEL
Fawcett 2006 0345436830 / 9780345436832 Paperback Very Good 
In crisp, straightforward prose, Rice leaves the gothic behind and explores the mysteries beneath the childhood of Jesus. At age seven, the boy and hi s family leave Egypt to return to their home. They find themselves caught i n a revolution after the death of the first King Herod, ruler of the portio n of the Roman Empire that includes Israel. Although the historical and cul tural details are authentic and well done, it is the character of Jesus tha t drives this novel. He feels like a typical seven-year-old, but he's also suddenly discovering abilities that no one else possesses. He brings clay b irds to life, makes snow fall, and even resurrects a dead playmate. Stunned by these odd happenings, he turns to Joseph and Mary for answers. When the y are not forthcoming, he's forced to hunt out clues through local legends, rumors, and a strange spirit that taunts him in his dreams. The story is t old from Jesus's point of view, and the strength of the book weighs heavily on Rice's ability to make him believable both as a child and as the son of God; she does a winning job. The wisdom of all things religious fills Jesu s completely, but he's naive about day-to-day events: he can't understand w hy a young girl he used to play with prefers at age 12 to learn about weavi ng and rearing children. This new direction for Rice is both bold and rever ent, and is bound to please fans and newcomers alike. 
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10 Rice, Anne INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
Ballantine Books 1991 0345337662 / 9780345337665 Paperback Good 
In the now-classic novel Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice refreshed th e archetypal vampire myth for a late-20th-century audience. The story is os tensibly a simple one: having suffered a tremendous personal loss, an 18th- century Louisiana plantation owner named Louis Pointe du Lac descends into an alcoholic stupor. At his emotional nadir, he is confronted by Lestat, a charismatic and powerful vampire who chooses Louis to be his fledgling. The two prey on innocents, give their "dark gift" to a young girl, and seek ou t others of their kind (notably the ancient vampire Armand) in Paris. But a summary of this story bypasses the central attractions of the novel. First and foremost, the method Rice chose to tell her tale--with Louis' first-pe rson confession to a skeptical boy--transformed the vampire from a hideous predator into a highly sympathetic, seductive, and all-too-human figure. Se cond, by entering the experience of an immortal character, one raised with a deep Catholic faith, Rice was able to explore profound philosophical conc erns--the nature of evil, the reality of death, and the limits of human per ception--in ways not possible from the perspective of a more finite narrato r. While Rice has continued to investigate history, faith, and philosophy in subsequent Vampire novels (including The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil, and The Vampire Armand), Interview remains a treasured masterpiece. It is that rare work that blends a childlike fascination for the supernatural with a profound vision of the human condition. 
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11 Rice, Anne LASHER
Ballantine Books 1995 0345397819 / 9780345397812 Paperback Very Good 
"SEDUCTIVE MAGIC...SPELLBINDING...Rice stages her scenes in a wide variety of times and locales, tapping deeply into the richest veins of mythology an d history." --San Francisco Chronicle "STEAMY...FAST-PACED AND HUGELY ENGROSSING...Rice's title character--a sedu ctive, evil, highly sexual and ultimately tragic creature--is fascinating." --The Miami Herald "BEHIND ALL THE VELVET DRAPES AND GOSSAMER WINDING SHEETS, THIS IS AN OLD-F ASHIONED FAMILY SAGA....Rice's descriptive writing is so opulent it almost begs to be read by candlelight." --The Washington Post Book World "RICE SEES THINGS ON A GRAND SCALE...There is a wide-screen historical swee p to the tale as it moves from one generation of witches to the other." --The Boston Globe "EROTIC...EERIE...HORRIFYING...A tight tale of the occult in present-day Ne w Orleans...Anne Rice is a spellbinding novelist.... LASHER quenches." --Denver Post A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD(c). 
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12 Rice, Anne MEMNOCH THE DEVIL
Arrow Books Ltd 1996 0099603713 / 9780099603719 Paperback Good 
The fifth volume of Rice's Vampire Chronicles is one of her most controvers ial books. The tale begins in New York, where Lestat, the coolest of Rice's vampire heroes, is stalking a big-time cocaine dealer and religious-art sm uggler--this guy should get it in the neck. Lestat is also growing fascinat ed with the dealer's lovely daughter, a TV evangelist who's not a fraud. Lestat is also being stalked himself, by some shadowy guy who turns out to be Memnoch, the devil, who spirits him away. From here on, the book might have been called Interview with the Devil (by a Vampire). It's a rousing story interrupted by a long debate with the devil. Memnoch isn't the devil as ordinarily conceived: he got the boot from God because he objected to God's heartless indifference to human misery. Memnoch takes Lestat to heaven, hell, and throughout history. 
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13 Rice, Anne MEMNOCH THE DEVIL : THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (VAMPIRE CHRONICLES)
Knopf 1995 0679441018 / 9780679441014 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A highly collectible, tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, two small stamps on fep , unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. The fifth volume of Rice's Vampire Chronicles is one of her most controversial books. The tale begins in New York, where Lestat, the coolest of Rice's vampire heroes, is stalking a big-time cocaine dealer and religious-art smuggler--this guy should get it in the neck. Lestat is also growing fascinated with the dealer's lovely daughter, a TV evangelist who's not a fraud. 
Price: 900.00 JPY
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14 Rice, Anne MERRICK
Knopf Canada 2000 0676973310 / 9780676973310 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A wonderful tight clean copy, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this i s not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. "At the center is the beautiful, unconquerable witch Merrick. She is a descendant of the gens de couleur libres, a society of New Orleans octoroons and quadroons steeped in the lore and ceremony of voodoo, who reigned in the shadowy world where African and French - the dark and the white - intermingled. Her ancestors are the great Mayfair Witches, of whom she knows nothing - and from whom she inherits the power and the magical knowledge of a Circe." "Into this exotic realm comes David Talbot - hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost-mortal vampire, visitor from another dark realm. It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale - a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of past and present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Maya ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored." 
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15 Rice, Anne SERVANT OF THE BONES
Ballantine Books, Inc 1997 0345412311 / 9780345412317 Paperback Very Good 
Departing from her Vampire and Mayfair Witches chronicles, bestselling auth or Anne Rice tales takes us into the Biblical world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Serv ant of the Bones. Journeying from ancient Babylon to the Europe of the Blac k Death and into the modern world, Azriel -- ghost, genii, demon, angel, an d pure spirit made visible -- pours out his heart to us as he confronts, am idst the towers of Manhattan, his human origins and the terrible, dark forc es that seek to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction. 
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16 Rice, Anne THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
Ballantine Books 1986 0345334531 / 9780345334534 Paperback Very Good 
In the days before the Civil War, there lived a Louisiana people unique in Southern histroy. Though descended from African slaves, they were also desc ended from the French and Spanish who enslaved them. Called the Free People of Color, this dazzling historical novel chronicles the lives of four of t hem--men and women caught perilously between the worlds of master and slave , privilege and oppression, passion and pain. 
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17 Rice, Anne THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED
Futura Publications 1990 0708860729 / 9780708860724 Paperback Good 
Did you ever wonder where all those mischievous vampires roaming the globe in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles came from? In this, the third book in the series, we find out. That raucous rock-star vampire Lestat interrupts the 6,000-year slumber of the mama of all bloodsuckers, Akasha, Queen of the Da mned. Akasha was once the queen of the Nile (she has a bit in common with the Egy ptian goddess Isis), and it's unwise to rile her now that she's had 60 cent uries of practice being undead. She is so peeved about male violence that s he might just have to kill most of them. And she has her eye on handsome Le stat with other ideas as well. If you felt that the previous books in the series weren't gory and erotic enough, this one should quench your thirst (though it may cause you to omit organ meats from your diet). It also boasts God's plenty of absorbing lore that enriches the tale that went before, including the back-story of the boy in Interview with the Vampire and the ancient fellowship of the Talamasca, which snoops on paranormal phenomena. Mostly, the book spins the complex yarn of Akasha's eerie, brooding brood and her nemeses, the terrifying sisters Maharet and Mekare. In one sense, Queen of the Damned is the ultimate multigenerational saga. 
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18 Rice, Anne THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF
Ballantine Books 1993 034538475X / 9780345384751 Paperback Good 
It's been said that Vladimir Nabokov's best novels are the ones he wrote af ter starting a failed novel. Anne Rice wrote The Body Thief, the fourth thr illing episode of her Vampire Chronicles, right after she spent a long time poring over that most romantic of horror novels, Mary Shelley's Frankenste in, to research a novel Rice abandoned about an artificial man. Perhaps as a result of Shelley's influence, The Body Thief is far more psychologically penetrating than its predecessors, with a laser-like focus on a single tor mented soul. Oh, we meet some wild new characters, and Rice's toothsome vam pire-hero Lestat zooms around the globe--as is his magical habit--from Miam i to the Gobi desert, but he's in such despair that he trades his immortal body to a con man named Raglan James, who offers him in return two days of strictly mortal bliss. Lestat has always had a faulty impulse-control valve, and it gets him in tr uly intriguing trouble this time. On the plus side, he gets to experience r omance with a nun and orange juice--"thick like blood, but full of sweetnes s." But Lestat is horrified by an uncommon cold, and his toilet training pr oves traumatic. He's also got to catch Raglan James, who has no intention o f giving up his dishonestly acquired new superpowered body. Lestat enlists the help of David Talbot, a mortal in the Talamasca, a secret society of im mortal watchers described in Queen of the Damned. The swapping of bodies and supernatural stories is choice, and there's even a moral: never give a bloodsucker an even break. 
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19 Rice, Anne THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF
Penguin Books Ltd 1993 014013204X / 9780140132045 Paperback Very Good 
Miami, 1992. Lestat - vampire-hero, rockstar, seducer of millions is desper ate to be free from the nightmare of his own immortality. The next in the s eries of "Vampire Chronicles", including "Interview With the Vampire", "The Vampire Lestat", "The Queen of the Damned" and "The Mummy" 
Price: 450.00 JPY
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20 Rice, Anne THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF : THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (VAMPIRE CHRONICLES)
Knopf 1992 0679405283 / 9780679405283 First Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A wonderful tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscri ptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. It's been said that Vladimir Nabokov's best novels are the ones he wrote after starting a failed novel. Anne Rice wrote The Body Thief, the fourth thrilling episode of her Vampire Chronicles, right after she spent a long time poring over that most romantic of horror novels, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, to research a novel Rice abandoned about an artificial man. Perhaps as a result of Shelley's influence, The Body Thief is far more psychologically penetrating than its predecessors, with a laser-like focus on a single tormented soul. Oh, we meet some wild new characters, and Rice's toothsome vampire-hero Lestat zooms around the globe--as is his magical habit--from Miami to the Gobi desert, but he's in such despair that he trades his immortal body to a con man named Raglan James, who offers him in return two days of strictly mortal bliss. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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