The Mummy or Ramses the Damned

The Mummy or Ramses the Damned

by Anne Rice
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Overview

The Mummy or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice

He was Ramses the Damned in ancient Egypt, but awoke in opulent Edwardian London as Dr. Ramsey, expert in Egyptology. He mixes with the aristocrats and samples their voluptuous lifestyle, but it is for his beloved, Cleopatra, that he longs, and will do anything to be with....


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307762634
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/16/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 26,698
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Anne Rice is the author of thirty-two books. She lives in Palm Desert, California.

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

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The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 121 reviews.
muktownmomma More than 1 year ago
Anne Rice maybe known for the Vampire Lestat, but this was beautifully written and well worth the read. You will find yourself imagining the main character as Antonio Banderas with piercing blue eyes. I found myself drawn into the story and feeling empathy for the reanimated / non dead. I don't recommend books converted to film as they are usually butchered by screen writers/ directors/producers or bad acting- this is one I would like to see come to the screen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't suggest this as a person's first Anne Rice book--my recommendations would be Servant of the Bones, Cry to Heaven, or Interview with the Vampire. The Mummy is a very light book. Yes, the themes of immortality and its consequences are still there, but this story is nowhere near as dark as her other books. The other books are more Gothic in nature, while this could almost be called a romance novel. Having said that, the characters are good, and I enjoyed the plot. What made this go from four stars to three was the cliffhanger ending. Note to authors: you do not need a cliffhanger ending to ensure that people will keep buying your books. If your writing is good enough and the story is compelling, people will read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoy all of Anne Rice books, but this book is at the top of my list. You fall in love with this man. I can wait for the sequel. I have given this book to so many people and they all love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg, where do I begin. I own two copies of this book; have read them at least 5 times. I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK. I absolutely love ancient Egyptian history and was very excited to discover this book years ago. I hadn't seen anyone use the subject in fiction writing before, and this book was everything I could dream this kind of work should be. Exciting, mysterious, electrifying, sexy, captivating, smart, hypnotizing, alluring, all around FANTASTIC! I believe this is one of the best books ever written. I recommend this book to EVERYONE. Thank you Anne Rice for a phenominal peace of brilliance.
miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
Anne Rice really hit one out of the park with this story! "The Mummy" is totally captivating from page one right through to "THE END." It is heartwarming, it is thrilling, it is exciting, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Extremely hard to put down; you just want to keep reading. One of the most amazing stories I have ever read and the lady has a totally beautiful writing style, too. If you like thrillers, if you like mysteries, if you like romances, if you like a little bit of history and travel, this is THE book to read next. Hopefully, there will be a sequel to this marvelous story one day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Mummy. We all watched it growing up. The book begins in Egypt in the 1920's with an archeologist on a dig south of Cario where they come across a great tomb and written upon it in three different languages dating thousands of years apart is a warning/curse that to disturb this tomb will wake it's occupents whose wrath cannot be contained. This is the resting places of 'Ramses the Damned'. We learn that Ramses ingested an immortality elixir which he took from the Hittites. Having grown tired, he sleeps for 1000 years when Cleopatra awakes him. He, of course, is in love with her, as were all the great men of the time. He offers her immortality, but instead she opts for sucide instead of being taken as a prisoner to Rome. He awakes in London almost 2000 years later. Ramses exhibits human natures and qualities and falls in love. Though he is enjoying his lofe, Ramses feels that he must avenge the death of the man that found his tomb and he must say to Egypt before he can start a new life. But while in Egypt he finds the body of his one true love. Read the book to find out what happens. This book is not your normal mummy story. I would have rated it 5 stars; but the ending is a bit open, suggesting a sequel.
Anonymous 11 months ago
All of her stories whisk you away to the time and place of her stories. There isn't a story she can't tell or make you fall in love with. I read this story years ago & with talk of a sequel just had to revisit. It was just as good this time 'round. You won't be disappointed. Promise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This review was most needed. I was about to start this book, actually I did start it, but I don't think I'll read it. I'm really a fan of paranormal romance. The few books by Ann rice that I have read will stay in my mind. She does really well with vampires but I really need the romance with my vamps and so forth etc. ..
6768 More than 1 year ago
I'm reading this book for the fourth time. PLEASE Ann let us know what happened to everyone. We need another book or two.
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Was my first Anne Rice book. I go back every few years a read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best ann rice book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the first book i read by Anne Rice and still my favorite.
gman3806 More than 1 year ago
Being accustomed to Mummy movies I found this book to be a totally pleasant surprise! Picture a hot looking Mummy (Ramses the Great) that returns to life and instantly captures the attention of women (in particular Julie Stratford). Now add to the plot a love story, really nasty characters, a growing body count, corporate scheming to get control of a shipping company by marrying into the family and you have <i> The Mummy </i>. I wouldn't call it a fast read but I found it to be very enjoyable and nearly impossible to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved Anne Rice's work from her Sleeping Beauty to The Witching Hour but the Mummy holds a special place in my heart. It is one book that I always hope she would write more books on.
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My favorite Ann Rice book. Wish she had written more with this story line.
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Done as only Anne Rice can do it. This book is suspenseful, romantic, and just plain Interesting, from start to finish.
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love this book and could not put it down
sierrad8 More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS SO WONDERFUL. THE WAY ANNE RICE WRITES IS JUST PURE MAGICAL GENIUS!!!
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