In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie
story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal
life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood. Anne Rice's
compulsively readable novel is arguably the most celebrated work of
vampire fiction since Bram Stoker's Dracula was published in 1897.
As the Washington Post said on its first publication, it is a
'thrilling, strikingly original work of the imagination . . .
sometimes horrible, sometimes beautiful, always unforgettable'.