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The Resource Merrick : a novel, by Anne Rice

Merrick : a novel, by Anne Rice

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Merrick : a novel
Title
Merrick
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Anne Rice
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the center of Anne Rice's new novel is the beautiful, unconquerable Merrick, a child--a witch with the power and magical knowledge of a Medea and a Circe. She is a Mayfair of New Orleans, descendent of a family rich in its French and Spanish past, steeped in the age-old tradition of voodoo. Into this strange and exotic world comes David Talbot, hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost-mortal vampire, a visitor from another realm of the dark world. In her mesmerizing new novel, the author of the Vampire Chronicles & the saga of the Mayfair witches demonstrates, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling & the creation of myth & magic. Now, in a magnificent tale of sorcery & the occult, she makes real for us a hitherto unexplored world of witchcraft. At the center is the beautiful, unconquerable witch, Merrick. She is a descendant of the gens de couleurs libres, a caste derived from the black mistresses of white men, a society of New Orleans octaroons & quadroons, steeped in the lore & ceremony of voodoo, who reign in the shadowy world where the African & the French--the white & the dark--intermingle. Her ancestors are the Great Mayfair witches, of whom she knows nothing--and from whom she inherits the power & magical knowledge of a Circe. Into this exotic New Orleans realm comes David Talbot, hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost-mortal vampire, visitor from another dark realm. It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale--a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of past & present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Mayan ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored. Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world & the vampires' world, where magical powers & otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, & rebirth
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Summary
David Talbot, an adventurer and near-mortal vampire, narrates the saga of Merrick, a descendant of the Mayfair witches, from whom she inherits her magical gifts, and of a mixed African and French background that is steeped in traditions and lore of voodoo
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Additional physical form
Also issued online.
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051863
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.I265
LC item number
M48 2000
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Vampire chronicles
Series volume
  • 0007
  • 0001
Target audience
adult
Label
Merrick : a novel, by Anne Rice
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Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1966269
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780679454489
Lccn
99088556
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43115157
  • (OCoLC)43115157
Label
Merrick : a novel, by Anne Rice
Link
Publication
Control code
1966269
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780679454489
Lccn
99088556
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43115157
  • (OCoLC)43115157

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