Violin, released October 15, 1997, is Anne Rice's richly alluring new ghost novel that moves across the centuries to tell the story of three charismatic figures wrapped in music.
Violin, released October 15, 1997, is Anne Rice's richly alluring new ghost novel that moves across the centuries to tell the story of three charismatic figures wrapped in music. A return to the romanticism of her first books, wild, passionate, tormented, operatic, Violin moves from nineteenth-century Vienna to modern New Orleans to Rio de Janiero telling the story of three unforgettable people. The first is an exquisite and vulnerable young woman who dreams of becoming a great musician.
Anne Rice's Violin tells the story of two charismatic figures bound to each other by a passionate commitment to music as a means of rapture, seduction, and liberation. At the novel's center: a uniquely fascinating woman, Triana, and the demonic fiddler Stefan, a tormented ghost who begins to prey upon her, using his magic violin to draw her into a state of madness.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In the grand manner of Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice's new novel moves across time and the continents.
I shivered, holding the violin. It's my violin, my love. I don't want to hurt you. But I must have it back. Oh, God, how the sky rises. Like it here, dear? I went rigid. The others were busy with bags, windows and vistas of their own; room service carts were brought into the suite. I thought, This is the purest, finest air I've ever breathed in all my life, and I looked way out over the water, at a steep granite mountain rising sharp from the blue. I saw the perfect shimmering horizon. Felice, the concierge, came to my side.
By Anne Rice: Christ the Lord. Published in the United States by Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto
By Anne Rice: Christ the Lord. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Ballantine and colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. ww. allantinebooks.
Books by Anne Rice: Interview With the Vampire
Books by Anne Rice: Interview With the Vampire. 9, 10. The Vampire Lestat. Violin ., 10. Feast of All Saints.
If neatness counts for you, don't count on Anne Rice's musical-ghost novel Violin. In the grand manner of her legendary debut, Interview with the Vampire, Rice's newest novel moves across time and around the globe to tell the story of two charismatic, haunted figures bound together by a passion for music as a means of rapture, seduction, and liberation.
Although Rice tends to group her novels into series, this ghost story bears little relationship to last year's Servant of the Bones. Don't look for vampires or witches in Rice's latest, though it is still haunted by malevolent spirits. Its themes are darker, its ghost more seductive and its events clearly more personal. With so many parallels between the novel's details and what Rice has revealed of her own life‘from her battles with weight to her Brazilian odyssey‘one almost wonders whether Rice has seen something like the apparition that her heroine describes. A young woman who longs to become a great violinist is at first abetted and then dangerously controlled by the ghost of a Russian aristocrat.
Violin is a novel by American horror writer Anne Rice, released on 15 October 1997. It moves away from her previous stories about vampires and witches to tell a ghost story. The book is set in numerous places, including Vienna, New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro. The novel tells the story of three people: a middle-aged woman yearning to become a musician, a ghostly violinist, and the ghost of Beethoven.
Anne Rice's Violin tells the story of two charismatic figures bound to each other by a passionate . Anne Rice is the author of eighteen books. She lives in New Orleans. But Triana sets out to resist Stefan, and the struggle thrusts them both into a terrifying supernatural realm.