Anne Rice's Life and Works

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Anne Rice

Anne Rice is an author born in October 4, 1941, in New Orleans. She mainly writes fictional horror stories, but she has also written some books in the romance genre. She was raised in a catholic family. Her name was initially Howard, but she changed it to Anne when she started going to school. It was Anne’s mother, Katherine, who wanted her to be named after her father. Anne’s mother thought that if a girl had this name she would have an upper hand in society. This is a quite unusual way of thinking, and Anne has quoted, ‘’my mom was a bit of a mad woman, and a bit of a genius’’.

Katherine passed away due to alcoholism when Anne was only 14 years old. Their family moved to Texas when she was 17, and it was there Anne found her husband Stan Rice. They were both students at a high school called Richardson High School. On October 14, 1961, they got married.

The couple got a daughter called Michele in 1966. Unfortunately, Michele died of leukemia at the age of 5. Anne got so emotionally depressed by this event that she started writing a novel called, Interview with the Vampire. Some parts taking place in this story is said to have been inspired by Michele’s death. The book is the first story in the Vampire Chronicles series.

A man named Louis de Pointe du Lac claiming himself to be a vampire arranges a meeting with a reporter only referred to as ‘’the boy’’. He tells the story of how he became a vampire to the reporter and from here the plot begins.

200 years ago when Louis was still a mortal living in New Orleans, he lost his younger brother. Because of this he lost meaning in life and thus, became suicidal. That’s when a vampire called Lestat came along. He wanted to have someone to accompany him and he had found a liking to Louis. Lestat turns Louis into a vampire and they become partners.

At first, Louis was intimidated by the fact that he had to drink the blood of a human, so instead he only feeds from animals. He thought that...
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