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Anne Rice : a critical companion

Author: Jennifer Smith
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
Series: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anne Rice's fame rests on her supernatural tales, but she is far more than a horror novelist. She goes beyond the genre by changing the classic horror stories into myths, fairy tales, and nightmares in order to explore philosophical questions of life, death, evil, and the meaning of existence. This is the most up-to-date analysis of her work and includes individual chapters on each of her vampire, mummy, and witch  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Jennifer, 1949-
Anne Rice.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605986943
Named Person: Anne Rice; Anne Rice; Anne Rice
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Smith
ISBN: 031329612X 9780313296123
OCLC Number: 34323139
Description: xi, 193 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The vampires --
The mummy --
The witches.
Series Title: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Responsibility: Jennifer Smith.
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Anne Rice's fame rests on her supernatural tales, but she is far more than a horror novelist. She goes beyond the genre by changing the classic horror stories into myths, fairy tales, and nightmares in order to explore philosophical questions of life, death, evil, and the meaning of existence. This is the most up-to-date analysis of her work and includes individual chapters on each of her vampire, mummy, and witch novels, including Memnoch the Devil (1995). A perfect companion for students and Anne Rice fans, this study also features a biographical chapter and a chapter which discusses her use of the supernatural, gothic, horror, and fantasy genres.

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