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Synopsis : With Pandora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Now, in the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, she tells the mesmerizing story of Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold.
Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de' Medici, trained in knighthood at his father's mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures--a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power.
In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies. As he sets out in pursuit of vengeance, entering the nightmarish Court of the Ruby Grail, increasingly more enchanted (and confused) by his love for the mysterious Ursula, he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war and political intrigue.
Against a backdrop of the wonders--both sacred and profane--and the beauty and ferocity of Renaissance Italy, Anne Rice creates a passionate and tragic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.
Review: Tired of the same old vampires? Check out Anne Rice's new race of undead bloodsuckers, independent of the Lestat series. Her alterna-vamp books began with Pandora, but the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, Vittorio, is truly a new beginning--a more controlled story and probably the best of her last half-dozen books.
Rice has called Vittorio her vampire version of Romeo and Juliet. The hunky Vittorio is sweet 16 and "incalculably rich" in 15th-century Italy, the epoch of the Medicis and Vittorio's favorite painter, madly passionate Filippo Lippi. Florence is to Vittorio what New Orleans is to Interview with the Vampire.
One night, Vittorio's family is butchered by vampires. The gorgeous Ursula spares Vittorio to make him her reluctant undying sweetheart. Ursula's ravishings of Vittorio recall the erotica Rice wrote under her own name and the pen names Anne Rampling and A.N. Roquelaure.
Vittorio flees to the creepy town of Santa Maddalana, which has made a pact to sacrifice its young to Lord Florian's vampire horde. Vittorio is bent on revenge as he invades the eerie Court of the Ruby Grail (i.e. blood), as angry with the child-sacrificing humans as he is with Florian's fang gangsters. Torn between lust, murderous rage, and vampire thirst, Vittorio is one interestingly troubled soul.
Rice urges readers to enter Vittorio's world by reading the sources she embroiders, Fra Filippo Lippi and Public Life in Renaissance Florence, and to get a feel for the scary communion Vittorio sees in the Court of the Ruby Grail by listening to All Souls' Vespers. --Tim Appelo
Titre : Vittorio the Vampire SIGNED COPY
Éditeur : London: Chatto & Windus, 1999
Date d'édition : 1999
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : First Edition.
Description du livre Chatto and Windus, London, 1999. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. N° de réf. du libraire mon0002133283
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Description du livre Chatto & Windus, London, 1999. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good+. By Photographs (illustrateur). First Edition. HB. black boards in pictorial DJ, 292pp. Unclipped DJ has general rubbing, creasing to edges & corners, small tears to spine ends & corners, now protected. Book has moderate rubbing to covers, rounding to corners, inside has tanning to page edges, else square, clean & tight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire jen004549
Description du livre Chatto and Windus, London, 1999. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. Reprint. 292 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very Good condition throughout. Against A Backdrop Of The Wonders-both Sacred And Profane-of Renaissance Italy, With Its Art And Ferocity, Angels And Demons. Anne Rice Creates A Passionate, Tragic Legend Of Doomed Young Love And Lost Innocence. N° de réf. du libraire 080336