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Author Smith, Jennifer, 1949-

Title Anne Rice : a critical companion / Jennifer Smith
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 193 pages)
Series Critical companions to popular contemporary writers, 1082-4979
Critical companions to popular contemporary writers. 1082-4979
Contents The vampires -- The mummy -- The witches
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-186) and index
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Subject Rice, Anne, 1941- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Fantasy fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States.
Horror tales, American -- History and criticism.
Mummies in literature.
Vampires in literature.
Witchcraft in literature.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 96005459
ISBN 0313008361 (electronic bk.)
031329612X (alk. paper)
9780313008368 (electronic bk.)
9780313296123 (alk. paper)