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An edition of Interview With the Vampire (1976)

Interview With the Vampire

a novel

1st Ballantine Books edition, 7th printing
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This edition was published in by Ballantine Books in New York, USA.

Written in English

346 pages

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.
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Interview with the Vampire
2015, Little, Brown Book Group Limited
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Interview With the Vampire
2014?, Ballantine Books
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Interview with the Vampire
Aug 12, 2014, Random House Audio
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Interview with the Vampire: Book I of The Vampire Chronicles
2014, Ballantine Books
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Interview with the Vampire
2014, Ballentine Books
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Entrevista con el vampiro
2009, Ediciones B
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Interview With the Vampire
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Interview With the Vampire
September 2007, Buccaneer Books Inc
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Entretien avec un vampire
2005-06, Fleuve noir
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Entrevista con el vampiro
June 30, 2005, Ediciones B
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Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
August 31, 2004, Ballantine Books
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Entretien avec un vampire
November 21, 2001, Pocket
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Entrevista con el vampiro
May 31, 2000, Santillana USA Publishing Company
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Interview with the Vampire
October 31, 2000, ISIS Audio Books
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Entrevista con el Vampiro
1997 05, Ediciones B
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Entrevista Con El Vampiro
January 1997, Grupo Zeta
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Interview with the Vampire: Anniversary Edition
Oct 15, 1996, Alfred A. Knopf, Brand: Alfred A. Knopf
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Interview with the Vampire: Anniversary Edition
Oct 15, 1996, Alfred A. Knopf, Brand: Alfred A. Knopf
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Interview with the Vampire
1995, Little, Brown Book Group Limited
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Interview with the Vampire: The First Book in the Vampire Chronicles
1995, Warner Books
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Interview with the Vampire: Book I of The Vampire Chronicles
1994?, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Ballantine Books edition, 44th printing
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Interview with the Vampire
1994 10, Alfred A. Knopf
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Interview with the Vampire
1994, Little, Brown Book Group Limited
in English
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Interview Mit Einem Vampir
June 1994, Distribooks Inc
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Entrevista con el Vampiro: (Confesiones de un vampiro)
1994, Timun Mas
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Interview with the Vampire - Book I of the Vampire Chronicles
1994, Recorded Books
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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Entrevista con el vampiro
1994, Ediciones B
in Spanish / español - 1a ed.
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Interview with the Vampire: Book I of The Vampire Chronicles
1993?, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Ballantine Books edition (63)
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Interview with the Vampire
October 1993, Ballantine Books
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Entretien Avec UN Vampire/Interview With the Vampire
September 1992, Presse Pocket
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INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
1991, TIME WARNER PAPERBACKS
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Gespräch mit dem Vampir.
January 1, 1989, Ullstein Tb
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Interview with the Vampire: Book I of The Vampire Chronicles
1989, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Ballantine Books Edition, Thirteenth Printing
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Interview with the Vampire: Book I of The Vampire Chronicles
1988-10, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Ballantine Books edition, 25th printing
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Interview with a Vampire
April 12, 1987, Random House Audio
in English
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Interview with the Vampire
June 13, 1986, Random House Audio
in English
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Interview with the vampire
1986, Ballantine Books
in English
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Interview With The Vampire
1985-11, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Ballantine Books edition, 11th printing
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Interview with Vampire
June 12, 1985, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Interview With the Vampire: a novel
1982-12, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Ballantine Books edition, 7th printing
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Interview with the Vampire
1981, Little, Brown Book Group Limited
in English
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Interview with the Vampire
1981, Little, Brown Book Group Limited
in English
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Interview with the Vampire
June 12, 1981, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Interview With the Vampire
November 12, 1979, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Interview with the vampire
1976, Ballantine Books
in English
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Interview with the Vampire: A Novel
1976, Knopf
in English - First edition.
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Interview with the vampire: a novel
1976, Macdonald and Jane's
in English
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Confesiones De Un Vampiro
Publish date unknown, Aims International+books Inc
Paperback
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Interview with a Vampire: Massachusetts Gener
Publish date unknown, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English

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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.
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I see..." said the vampire thoughtfully, and slowly he walked across the room towards the window.
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Interview With the Vampire

a novel

1st Ballantine Books edition, 7th printing

This edition was published in by Ballantine Books in New York, USA.


Edition Notes

Ballantine fiction -- 31059

Series
The Vampire Chronicles, #1
Copyright Date
1976

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.5/4, Fic
Library of Congress
PZ4.R494, PS3568.I265

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24955237M
ISBN 10
0345310594
ISBN 13
9780345310590
Amazon.com
0345310594
Goodreads
887883

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