The Feast of All Saints

The Feast of All Saints

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by Anne Rice
     
 

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In the days before the Civil War, there lived a Louisiana people unique in Southern histroy. Though descended from African slaves, they were also descended from the French and Spanish who enslaved them. Called the Free People of Color, this dazzling historical novel chronicles the lives of four of them--men and women caught perilously between the worlds of master and

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In the days before the Civil War, there lived a Louisiana people unique in Southern histroy. Though descended from African slaves, they were also descended from the French and Spanish who enslaved them. Called the Free People of Color, this dazzling historical novel chronicles the lives of four of them--men and women caught perilously between the worlds of master and slave, privilege and oppression, passion and pain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345334534
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
118,814
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Rice is the author of nineteen books. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, the poet and painter Stan Rice.

About the Reader

Courtney B. Vance has been nominated for the Tony Award for his performances in Fences and Six Degrees of Separation.  He appeared in the films The Hunt for Red October and Hamburger Hill, and on television in Law and Order and thirtysomething.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Rancho Mirage, California
Date of Birth:
October 4, 1941
Place of Birth:
Rancho Mirage, California
Education:
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1964; M.A., 1971
Website:
http://www.annerice.com

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The Feast of All Saints 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
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daniangelDM More than 1 year ago
very good book i love ann rice i read every book she has written this is one of the best after the vampire series
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book back in the eighties and was really surprised! Not only can she write good vampire books, witch books but her history makes you stop and think about the past and get a clearer view of other races within our country and how they lived and loved. A real eye opener as to how others lived 100 years ago!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love to read historical fiction, this book an amazing portrait of 'gens de couleur'--free people of color in New Orleans during the first part of the 19th Century. The story is so fascinating about race, blood lines, and caste systems. Ms. Rice does a superior job in presenting interesting historical facts peppered with riveting dialogue and human emotions. I am captivated by the story and its characters. While it took a bit for me to get interested, it is well worth your time. It so unlike other novels about race in America, that you won't want to miss this story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adored this book. It was one of the first books in a long time that I truly felt like I was apart of. I read that others thought that there were many boring pockets throughout the book but I disagree. Those segments are where Rice paints a picture with words so that you can visualize the story as it happens. Once you get used to her detailed style, it makes other authors seem like they are taking shortcuts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After the disappointing reception of Interview With The Vampire, Anne Rice turned to historical novels, looking for better success. While Feast Of All Saints was better received by the critics, sales lagged. Anne Rice was in a tough spot. Because of this, she turned back to vampires. I don't know why she hasn't done more historical novels. This was a very good book. You see a totally different side of black people in pre-civil war Louisiana. I was surprised. But again, Anne Rice makes us work a little bit. But the work is worth it. You'll enjoy this book.