Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

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Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman turned into a vampire in the 18th century...




Interview with the Vampire
Having suffered a tremendous personal loss, an 18th-century Louisiana plantation owner named Louis Pointe du Lac descends into an alcoholic stupor. At his emotional nadir, he is confronted by Lestat, a charismatic and powerful vampire who chooses Louis to be his fledgling. The two prey on innocents, give their "dark gift" to a young girl, and seek out others of their kind in Paris. 


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The Vampire Lestat 
Lestat, having risen from the earth after a fifty-five years' sleep,  and infatuated with the modern world, presents himself in all his vampire brilliance as a rock star, a superstar, a seducer of millions.  And, in this blaze of adulation, daring to break the vampire oath of silence, he determines to tell his story, to rouse the generations of the living dead from their slumbers and to penetrate the riddle of his own existence. We now follow Lestat through the ages as he searches for the origin and meaning of his own dark immortality.  And who, more and more, engages our sympathy until he stands revealed as a questing romantic, a vampire-hero with his own strange and passionate courage and morality.
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The Queen of the Damned
Akasha, the queen of the damned, once the queen of the Nile, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind and destroy the vampire Lestat...


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The Tale of the Body Thief
Lestat is alone. Suddenly all his "life" is called into question. In his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, Lestat embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has undertaken in all the danger-haunted years of his long existence. He's in such despair that he trades his immortal body to a con man named Raglan James, who offers him in return two days of strictly mortal bliss. 


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Memnoch the Devil
Having survived his near-fatal reacquaintance with human mortality, Lestat is recruited by the biblical Devil, Memnoch, to help fight a cruel and negligent God. A retelling of the Creation story from the point of view of the fallen angel, who blames his damnation on his refusal to accept human suffering as part of God's divine plan.


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The Vampire Armand
15th-century Constantinople, Armand is sold to a Venetian artist and vampire...


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Merrick
Louis is obsessed with raising the ghost of Claudia. Vampire David Talbot lobbies an octoroon of exceptional beauty, Merrick, to call Claudia's spirit and slake Louis's guilt. But Merrick's voodoo can turn the toughest vampire into a marionette...


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Blood and Gold
A proud Senator in Imperial Rome, Marius is kidnapped and forced into that dark realm of blood, where he is made a protector of the Queen and King of the vampires. Through his eyes we see the vile aftermath of the Black Death. Ultimately restored by the beauty of the Renaissance, Marius becomes a painter, living among mortals, and giving his heart to the great master Botticelli, to the courtesan Bianca, and to the young apprentice Armand.

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Blackwood Farm
All his life, Quinn has been haunted by Goblin, a doppelgänger no one else can see. But Goblin is real, and he is becoming maliciously tangible, strengthened by the blood that Quinn unwillingly drinks. Quinn's only hope of liberation is to find the legendary vampire Lestat. But Lestat has vowed to destroy any vampire who sets foot in New Orleans...

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Blood Canticle
Lestat, once the epitome of evil, now pursuing the transformation set in motion with Memnoch the Devil. He struggles with his vampirism and yearns for goodness, purity and love.

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