|For Anne Rice fans and students, this is the only up-to-date critical companion to the fiction of the world's most popular writer of supernatural tales.|
From the Publisher:
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, witch, and mummy novels, including her most recent, Memnoch the Devil (1995). This study also features a biographical chapter and a chapter which discusses her use of the supernatural, horror, and fantasy genres.