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Interview With the Vampire
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date October 1, 1996
Binding Hardcover
Edition 20 anv
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679450849
ISBN-10 067945084X
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 9 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $35.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a special signed, gift-boxed edition of the classic novel, a vampire describes to an interviewer his two hundred years of existence as a vampire, his relationships with Lestat and Claudia, and his feelings about the vampire world. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The time is now.

We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead. . .

He speaks quietly, plainly, even gently . . . carrying us back to the night when he departed human existence as heir--young, romantic, cultivated--to a great Louisiana plantation, and was inducted by the radiant and sinister Lestat into the other, the "endless," life . . . learning first to sustain himself on the blood of cocks and rats caught in the raffish streets of New Orleans, then on the blood of human beings . . . to the years when, moving away from his final human ties under the tutelage of the hated yet necessary Lestat, he gradually embraces the habits, hungers, feelings of vampirism: the detachment, the hardened will, the "superior" sensual pleasures.

He carries us back to the crucial moment in a dark New Orleans street when he finds the exquisite lost young child Claudia, wanting not to hurt but to comfort her, struggling against the last residue of human feeling within him . . .

We see how Claudia in turn is made a vampire--all her passion and intelligence trapped forever in the body of a small child--and how they arrive at their passionate and dangerous alliance, their French Quarter life of opulence: delicate Grecian statues, Chinese vases, crystal chandeliers, a butler, a maid, a stone nymph in the hidden garden court . . . night curving into night with their vampire senses heightened to the beauty of the world, thirsting for the beauty of death--a constant stream of vulnerable strangers awaiting them below . . .

We see them joined against the envious, dangerous Lestat, embarking on a perilous search across Europe for others like themselves, desperate to discover the world they belong to, the ways of survival, to know what they are and why, where they came from, what their future can be . . .

We follow them across Austria and Transylvania, encountering their kind in forms beyond their wildest imagining . . . to Paris, where footsteps behind them, in exact rhythm with their own, steer them to the doors of the Théâtre des Vampires--the beautiful, lewd, and febrile mime theatre whose posters of penny-dreadful vampires at once mask and reveal the horror within . . . to their meeting with the eerily magnetic Armand, who brings them, at last, into intimacy with a whole brilliant and decadent society of vampires, an intimacy that becomes sudden terror when they are compelled to confront what they have feared and fled . . .

In its unceasing flow of spellbinding storytelling, of danger and flight, of loyalty and treachery, Interview with the Vampire bears witness of a literary imagination of the first order.

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Hardcover
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from Buccaneer Books (September 1, 2007)
9780899667812 | details & prices | List price $29.95
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20 anv edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (October 1, 1996)
9780679450849 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $35.00
About: In a special signed, gift-boxed edition of the classic novel, a vampire describes to an interviewer his two hundred years of existence as a vampire, his relationships with Lestat and Claudia, and his feelings about the vampire world.
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (April 1, 1976)
9780394498218 | details & prices | 340 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A vampire recounts his tragic two-century life, marked by an endless thirst for human blood
Paperback
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Reissue edition from Ballantine Books (August 1, 2004)
9780345476876 | details & prices | 342 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $4.99
About: In an interview with a reporter, a vampire, a former New Orleans plantation owner, describes his two hundred years of existence as a vampire, his relationships with Lestat and Claudia, and his feelings about the vampire world.
Reissue edition from Ballantine Books (March 1, 1997)
9780345409645 | details & prices | 340 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Recounting his first two hundred years of life, a vampire tells of his erotic alliance with Claudia, whose passions are forever locked up in the body of a child
Reissue edition from Ballantine Books (October 1, 1993)
9780345337665 | details & prices | 346 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Recounting his first two hundred years of life, a vampire tells of his erotic alliance with Claudia, whose passions are forever locked up in the body of a child
CD/Spoken Word
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With Simon Vance (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (August 12, 2014)
9780553552102 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $24.99
About: In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its publicationThe time is now.
Unabridged edition from Random House (June 28, 2011)
9780307914002 | details & prices | List price $25.00
With F. Murray Abraham (other contributor) | from Random House (August 1, 1995)
9780679447641 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Packaged in a deluxe gold case, Interview with the Vampire, on Compact Disk.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Random House (June 1, 1986)
9780394556178 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Recounting his first two hundred years of life, a vampire tells of his erotic alliance with Claudia, whose passions are forever locked up in the body of a child.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439508152 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.49 lbs | List price $16.99
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780833563514 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $18.40
About: Recounting his first two hundred years of life, a vampire tells of his erotic alliance with Claudia, whose passions are forever locked up in the body of a child
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 1997)
9781417708178 | details & prices | 340 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $26.90
About: Recounting his first two hundred years of life, a vampire tells of his erotic alliance with Claudia, whose passions are forever locked up in the body of a child

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