Cry to Heaven a novel by Anne Rice 1982 First Edition Alfred A. Knopf

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Embark on a journey to eighteenth-century Italy with "Cry to Heaven," a captivating novel by Anne Rice, available in a 1982 first edition from Alfred A. Knopf. This hardcover book, complete with a dust jacket, unveils a tale of music, power, and vengeance, set against the opulent backdrop of Venice, the vivacious streets of Naples, and the looming presence of Vesuvius.

"Cry to Heaven" delves into the lives of the castrati, celebrated sopranos whose voices captivated royal courts and opera houses across Europe. Revered as idols yet scorned for their uniqueness, their story is one of beauty and tragedy intertwined.

Book Insights:

  • Title: Cry to Heaven
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Publication Year: 1982
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Size: 6.70 x 9.20 x 1.50 inches
  • Page Count: 544
  • Language: English
  • Binding/Media: Hardback
  • Condition: Minor spotting on page ends, as seen in photos. The previous owner wrapped the book in a mylar protective brodart.

Why It's Unmissable:

  1. Travel back in time to experience the splendor and secrets of Italy's most famous cities.
  2. The castrati, with their unparalleled talent and complex lives, offer a glimpse into a world of contrasts.
  3. Known for her rich storytelling, Rice crafts a narrative that's both enchanting and thought-provoking.

Dive Into the World of the Castrati:

"Cry to Heaven" is more than a novel; it's an exploration of ambition, identity, and the price of fame. Anne Rice captures the essence of a bygone era with her signature flair, making this book a treasure for both fans and new readers alike.

Read more: Anne Rice Collection

Embark on more adventures with our Anne Rice collection. From the Vampire Chronicles to tales of witches, each book unveils a new facet of her gothic universe. Explore our Anne Rice collection for more unforgettable stories, perfect for both new readers and longtime fans. Discover the depth of her storytelling legacy.


This vintage item has been previously owned and loved, showing signs of wear typical for its age. Please refer to the provided photos for details on its condition. For further inquiries or more photos, do not hesitate to ask.

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