Cover of: Memnoch the Devil | Anne Rice

About the Book

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.
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About the Edition

In Anne Rice's extraordinary new novel, the Vampire Lestat--outsider, canny monster, hero-wanderer--is at least offered the chance to be redeemed.

He is brought into direct confrontation with both God and the Devil, and into the land of Death.

We are in New York. The city is blanketed in snow. Through the whiteness Lestat is searching for Dora, the beautiful and charismatic daughter of a drug lord, the woman who arouses Lestat's tenderness as no mortal ever has.

While torn between his vampire passions and his overwhelming love for Dora, Lestat is confronted by the most dangerous adversaries he has yet known.

He is snatched from the world itself by the mysterious Memnoch, who claims to be the Devil. He is invited to be a witness at the Creation. He is taken like the ancient prophets into the heavenly realm and is ushered into Purgatory.

He must decide if he can believe in the Devil or in God. And finally, he must decide which, if either, he will serve.

In the first four Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice summoned up for us worlds that are fantastic and distant, making them as resonant, real, and immediate as our own. Now, in her most daring and darkest novel, she takes us, with Lestat, into the mythical world that is most important to us--into the realm of our own theology.
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Edition Notes

Series
The Vampire Chronicles, #5
Genre
Fiction
Copyright Date
1995

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3568.I265M45 1995

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
353p.
Number of pages
354

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17058755M
Internet Archive
memnochdevil0000rice
ISBN 10
0394281268
ISBN 13
9780394281261
OCLC/WorldCat
35937653, 671813564
Amazon.com
0394281268
Canadian National Library Archive
C95-931580-2
Goodreads
997691
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