The Vampire Lestat Anne Rice 1985 Signed First Edition Alfred A. Knopf

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Dive into the captivating sequel to "Interview with the Vampire" with Anne Rice's "The Vampire Lestat." Published in October 1985 by Alfred A. Knopf, this first edition unveils the enigmatic world of Lestat, the devilishly charming vampire introduced in Rice's iconic debut.

This novel, spanning 481 pages of gothic intrigue, further cements Anne Rice's status as a master of the vampire genre. It explores the depths of Lestat's immortal existence, inviting readers on a journey through time to uncover the origins and meanings behind his dark immortality.


  • Title: The Vampire Lestat
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • Publication Date: 1985-10-00
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 481
  • ISBN: 0-394-53443-3
  • Condition: Rip and stain on the front cover; inscription in red ink on an inside page; small spots on pages 134 & 135 (details shown in photos) 


  • The previous owner wrapped the book in a mylar protective brodart.
  • "FIRST EDITION" is stated, featuring jacket art from "Triumph of Death" and design by Sara Eisenman. 
  • The year of publication is stated on the title page. Month of publication from the code "10/85" printed on the back flap of the dustjacket.
  • The copyright page contains the complete Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data, including the year of publication (1985), the ISBN (0-394-53443-3), and the LCCN (85-40123).

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Rice's narrative prowess transports readers back to the darkly romantic world of her vampires, rich with drama, atmosphere, and incident. Through Lestat's eyes, we navigate the complexities of vampire lore, engaging with themes of questing romance, courage, and morality.

This edition, despite its wear, stands as a collector's gem, bearing the marks of a story well-loved and lived.

Author Info:

Anne Rice, born in New Orleans in 1941, rose from the heart of Irish Catholic America to become one of the most beloved authors in modern Gothic literature. With nearly 100 million copies of her books in print, Rice's stories of the undead have haunted and delighted readers worldwide, making her a cornerstone of supernatural fiction.

Wrapping Up:

"The Vampire Lestat" is not just a book but a journey into the heart of darkness and light. For fans of Anne Rice and newcomers alike, this first edition offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of literary history and to delve into the immortal tales that have shaped the vampire narrative for generations.

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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