Belinda

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"Who was she?" That was the first thought that came into my mind when I saw her in the bookstore.

Who was she really?

She's Belinda. She's sixteen years old. She's the object of one man's ultimate fantasy. And she's one of the most "uniquely sensual and provocative" heroines to emerge from the "fearless" ...
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Overview

"Who was she?" That was the first thought that came into my mind when I saw her in the bookstore.

Who was she really?

She's Belinda. She's sixteen years old. She's the object of one man's ultimate fantasy. And she's one of the most "uniquely sensual and provocative" heroines to emerge from the "fearless" imagination of New York Times bestselling author Anne Rice.

"Call her the It Girl of contemporary fiction. Whatever the venue, she's never too squeamish to reach out and touch it."-Rolling Stone

"Another Rice classic...fascinating. Her voluptuous prose draws readers into an erotic landscape where the sensual delights are dark-edged...and utterly compelling."-Village Voice"A wry and richly textured diary of 'forbidden love.' A compelling blend of mystery and romance."-Kirkus Reviews

"Easily one of the most natural storytellers on the modern scene... Belinda is certainly her most controversial to date."-San Francisco Chronicle
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Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle
Easily one of the most natural storytellers on the modern scene...Belinda [is] certainly her most controversial to date.
Village Voice
Another Rice classic...fascinating...compelling!
Rolling Stone
Rice is a fearless writer. Call her the It Girl of contemporary fiction. Whatever the venue, she's never too squeamish to reach out and touch it...
LA Herald Examiner
Erotic...rich...a lusty contemporary novel.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Under the pseudonym of Rampling, Anne Rice (The Vampire Lestat wrote the erotic confection Exit to Eden ; this novel, too, has a highly sensual aura. Jeremy Walker, a middle-aged children's book author renowned for his beautiful, old-fashioned illustrations, is captivated by a 16-year-old woman-child who tells him nothing of her past when she moves into his San Francisco home. Obsessed by Belinda's smoky sexuality, the paintings in which he celebrates her beauty are an erotic and sometimes violent extension of Jeremy's books. When the artist discovers that his mysterious lover is the missing daughter of a famed film star, a scandalous story of anger and betrayal uncoils, and Belinda abruptly disappears. To bring her back, Jeremy makes his portraits public, unleashing a media circus and police investigation that conspire to separate them forever. The concluding chapters are badly marred by a heavy dose of saccharine, but its rivetingly seductive, gothic overtones lend a fine, eerie flavor to scenes stretching from brash Hollywood deals to the darkness of an enshrined house in New Orleans.
Library Journal
When 44-year-old Jeremy Walker beds luscious 16-year-old runaway Belinda, he risks more than legal charges. For Walker is a children's author of such repute that his booksall about little girlsmake adult bestseller lists and spawn TV series and movies. Belinda, experienced beyond her years, satisfies his occasional yen for young girls and more, as his lover, model, and muse; his paintings of her are the best he's done. But keeping this work, and their relationship, hidden is complicated by Belinda's intimate ties (obvious early on) to top show biz figures. In this novel written under a pseudonym by Anne Rice (The Vampire Lestat), Walker's first-person narrative is erotic and strong with bursts of artistic passion, but it's bogged down with detailed background exposition and resolution. And art and truth, as moral issues, take a back seat to eroticism. Michele Leber, Fairfax Cty. P.L., Va.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515093551
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1988
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 493,130
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Rice was born in New Orleans in 1941, the second daughter in an Irish Catholic family. She is the author of many bestselling books. She is perhaps best known for her incredibly successful Vampire ChroniclesInterview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Dammed, The Tale of the Body Thief (published in Penguin) and Memnoch the Devil. Her other books include the Mayfair witches sequence The Witching Hour, Lasher (both published in Penguin) and Taltos; the novels Cry to Heaven, The Mummy or Ramses the Damned (both published in Penguin), The Servant of the Bones and, recently, Pandora, the first part of her New Tales of the Vampires series.

She lived for many years in San Francisco but has now moved back to her native New Orleans where she lives with her husband, poet and university professor Stan Rice, and their son.

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    1. Also Known As:
      A. N. Roquelaure, Anne Rampling
    2. Hometown:
      Palm Desert, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 4, 1941
    2. Place of Birth:
      New Orleans, Louisiana
    1. Education:
      B.A., San Francisco State University, 1964; M.A., 1971
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2005

    My Opinion of an Outstanding Novel!

    A very well-written book. It's captivating and enthralling. I loved the characters and I loved how Belinda took over Jeremy's character. My favorite thing about reading Ann Rice novels is the familiarity of New Orleans and how detailed she is with the city. I love New Orleans and know where many of the streets and sights that she writes about are. Anyhow, the only thing that disappointed me about this novel was the ending. To me it felt rushed and there was no longer the detail and emotion in the last couple of chapters that was in the entire novel. Aside from that I felt it was a great novel!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2005

    Outstanding Read!

    I just finished reading this wonderful novel. It was beautifully written. I rate this book 2 thumbs up! Hell it should be made into a movie. As long if it sticks with the book. If you haven't read 'Belinda'yet. You should it excellent. I am so glad that my girl got me this book as a gift.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2004

    A True Genuine Novel!!..

    Anne Rice has out done herself again in this very awesome novel. This has been my first erotica I've ever read. I am so glad that I enjoyed it very much. The story was so passionate, captivating & thrilling. I would recommend it to anyone to read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2004

    Ann Rice has done it again!

    This is another awesome book of erotica by Ann Rice. Her writing is believable and captivating. Unlike so much of the erotica that is out there, this book will not disappoint you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2003

    Awesome Read

    I have read everything that Anne Rice has ever published and I think this is one of her best. Extremely erotic, captivating and tantalizing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2003

    GREAT READ!!!

    This is definitely my favorite from Anne Rice. Actually, this is probably my favorite ...period!!! I could not put it down and I didn't want the book to end. I fell in love with the characters... Belinda, Jeremy, G.G., Susan, Alex, Blair, all of them! Rice did an excellent job with them all. I recommend this book to absolutely ANYONE!!! Well, anyone 16 or older.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2002

    Excellent Novel

    This novel is very well written. It's the second book under the Anne Rampling name by Anne Rice. The book is very mysterious and full of tension. It's a real page-turner. You won't be able to put it down. I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

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    Please offer this as an ebook!!!

    Please offer this as an ebook!!!

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    WASTE OF TIME

    Reading reviews from BN and Amazon I was led to believe that "Belinda" was an erotica book. Boy was I wrong! There was absolutely no eroticism in this book. I felt like the book was written by a nun. The book is also rather disturbing because it talks about a relationship between an over 40-year-old male with a barely 16-year-old female. Jeremy insisted on painting Belinda while she was wearing very childish nightgowns and then he would make love to her. It was kiddie porn without the visuals--thank goodness for that! Pure trash, don't waste your money

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

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    not a good traditional vamp read

    i had a hard time reading this.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    A Very Hot & Wild Romance Tale.

    This was one of the first erotica I have ever read. I'm so glad that I did. It is one of my favorite Anne Rice novel. She has used her excellent writing in this beautiful, thrilling erotic romance between Jeremy a 44 years old children author/ artist & Belinda 16 years old savvy girl. Which starts off hot & steamy, then comes it emotional roller coaster of problems, that keep you on your toes and the ending is sweet. The tension through out the story is extremely captivating. I must admit that Rice has used extreme intensity in Belinda. So I would recommend anyone to read it because anyone would love this great novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2001

    Beautiful Writing

    'Belinda' is the best writing of Anne Rice!! Its Erotic Setting kelpt me reading it day and night through. I recommend reading Blenda if you are up for an erotic love!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2000

    Forbidden Love

    This is a book about a forbidden love. We will all, at one time or another in our lives, have our own forbidden love. This is about a 44 year old man and a 16 year old girl. The attraction is insane! It is a very passionate, intriguing novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 1999

    Great Book

    This is my favorite Anne Rice book. I thought the whole thing was very good and very well written, as all of her books are.

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