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eBook The Mummy or Ramses the Damned: A Novel download ISBN: 0345369947
Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (September 13, 1991)
Language: English
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Home Anne Rice The Mummy or Ramses the Damned. THE MUMMY reaches its dazzling conclusion in the same manner as Rice's vampire books: with the promise of more to come.

Home Anne Rice The Mummy or Ramses the Damned. The mummy or ramses th. .The Mummy or Ramses the Damned, . Part of Ramses the Damned series by Anne Rice. Long live the Mummy!" Boston Herald. Rice's disturbing novels provoke thought as well as entertain. Ramses is a fascinating character, heroic yet tragically flawed by his human desires. Long slanting rays fell on the mask of Ramses the Damned in its shadowy corner, on the dark colours of the Oriental carpet, and on the mummy himself as he stood upright in his open case, the tightly wrapped face and limbs becoming golden in the haze, golden as desert sand at midday. The room lightened before Julie's eyes.

The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned is a 1989 horror novel by American writer Anne Rice. Taking place during the early twentieth century, it follows the collision between a British archeologist's family and a resurrected mummy

The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned is a 1989 horror novel by American writer Anne Rice. Taking place during the early twentieth century, it follows the collision between a British archeologist's family and a resurrected mummy. The novel ends with the statement, "The Adventures of Ramses the Damned Shall Continue", and twenty-eight years later, Rice finally fulfilled this promise, with Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra, written in collaboration with her son, novelist Christopher Rice.

Praise for Anne Rice and Christopher Rice's RAMSES THE DAMNED. Ultimately, the story was satisfying, but not overly exciting. 7 people found this helpful. It's got the Edwardian feel that we've come to expect of Anne Rice's best novels, and it's got something more. Tying feudal pasts with modern passions, Anne Rice and Christopher Rice have crafted a supreme sequel.

It’s an Anne Rice novel, for Pete’s sake! But it’s also fun and I do love the kitschy .

It’s an Anne Rice novel, for Pete’s sake! But it’s also fun and I do love the kitschy homage to 19th century Egyptomania. Rice apparently wrote a sequel, where Ramses and Cleopatra are reunited, but I don’t intend on reading it: I’m kind of over her emo immortals and bizarre psychosexual relationship dynamics. Ramses the Great (or Ramses the Damned) is discovered in The Valley of the Kings. He has risen from the his immortal sleep to fall in love with Julie.

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Again he closed his eyes, and struggled to fill his lungs with air. His left hand, clutching the walking stick, was now entirely numb. He could hear the sounds of the guards dragging Ramses down the. Clearly Ramses was fighting. But there were too many of them. And the woman! She’d disappeared. He peered through the glass beside him to see her retreating to the far end of the hall. Whimpering, her breath still coming in gasps, she vanished through a side door. All sound had died away below. Apparently Ramses had been.

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The Mummy or Ramses the Damned.

The mummy, or, Ramses the damned: a novel. With this kick-off to a new series, Vampire Chronicler Rice abandons her troupe of nocturnals for the living dead of another kind. In a tale that's part horror and part romance, Egyptian King Ramses.

"The reader is held captive, and, ultimately, seduced."SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLERamses the Great has awakened in Edwardian London. Having drunk the elixir of life, he is now Ramses the Damned, doomed forever to wander the earth, desperate to quell hungers that can never be satisfied. Although he pursues voluptuous aristocrat Julie Stratford, the woman for whom he desperately longs is Cleopatra. And his intense longing for her, undiminished over the centuries, will force him to commit an act that will place everyone around him in the gravest danger....
Comments: (7)
Akelevar
This is another favorite that I've purchased for my kindle in my (never-ending, according to my husband) quest to have them available wherever I happen to be.

I first read this book many years ago when I was trying to balance a fairly new marriage, a four year old daughter, a (second) hip and pelvis replacement, and college classes. I probably don't need to say that money was tight. Really tight. My husband, who views reading somewhat like I view golf, bought the book for me because he knew how much I loved Anne Rice. Egypt, kings, queens, immortality, love...I was immediately hooked.

Ramses is, in many ways, unlike any of the other males in Anne Rice's books. He isn't calculating and destructive like Lasher, darkly brooding like Louis, or high maintenance and mecurical like Lestat. Of course having a couple of thousand years on them might be a part of the reason why. He is also, unlike his ghostly and vampiric brothers, a being of the sun. Ramses is contemplative and intelligent with a highly developed sense of justice. Upon being awakened after a self imposed sleep that goes back to the time of Cleopatra, he is bombarded with the future. Automobiles, trains, newspapers, scientific discoveries, telephones, moving pictures and airplanes are just a few of the things he wakes up to. Is he overwhelmed? Disbelieving? Terrified? No. He is amazed, entranced, and above all, powerfully excited. He wants to do and see it all. Immediately!

His guide for this journey is a young woman who has recently lost her father. She's an heiress who is left with a very small circle of people who all want something from her. Most are good people but there is one among the bunch who is rotten to the core. It's a testimony to Anne Rice's writing that I don't dislike Julie. After all, she's smart, kind, generous, beautiful, wealthy, you get the idea. She is also, at her base, loyal, loving, and good hearted. It was impossible for me to dislike her. She is powerfully attracted to Ramses. Who can blame her? Even as a young girl I can definitely remember knowing that Charlton Heston was no match for Yul Brynner.

They journey to Egypt where things begin to go disastrously wrong. Ramses makes an ill thought out decision that will put all of the lives in their circle in immediate and deadly danger. Evidently being immortal doesn't provide an inoculation against boneheaded actions and everyone in the vicinity is going to feel the aftereffects.

These types of stories have fascinated me since I was very young. My first reason for wanting immortality wouldn't be for living forever, it would be so I'd have enough time to listen to all of the stories told by Ramses that would bring history to life. He may have been Ramses the Damned, but I would have braved a curse and gone wherever he led.

It's been many years since I've re-read this book and I wondered how it would stand the test of time. Our daughter is now an adult, I graduated, and my husband is more than ever the love of many life. And the book? I love it even more now than I did then. I've shared a bit of my life for a reason. Those of us who love to read, if we are lucky anyway, find a handful of authors we are willing to follow no matter what. We are there through both missteps and triumphs. We are happy to read a multitude of authors but we inhale those we love. How can I remember what was going on in my life all those years ago? Because Anne Rice is one of those authors for me. A port in a storm I could escape to after baths, dinner and homework were done and I could read for awhile while everyone else slept.

Of course, once again I find that the only thing I truly dislike about Anne Rice's books is that they always come to an end.
ACOS
I do believe that I liked every aspect of this book. It was enthralling. Mrs.Rice writes with such feeling and passion and her details take me to the place she writes of, making me a part of her story, drawing me in to a place I'm always reluctant to leave. I could live in her books. Ramses is a character you fall immediately in love with and Julie's character leaves you feeling like the world is a really good place . This book made my heart sing, and hurt, and gave me a need of justice for this World. Will read it over and over again. Thank you Anne . I was thoroughly entertained.
HappyLove
I have read many of Anne Rice's vampire books, but I have to say this my favorite of all her books! I reread it again and again. I'm so looking forward to the new sequel that will be coming out this year. I hope there will be more in this genre.
Gio
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but I do have a bias in favor of most of Anne Rice's work. This is a very good original story with interesting characters. It is difficult to put the book down.
Fesho
Love Anne Rice and her stories. Never disappointed always great. Read this book more than 20 years ago, and it is still such. A great story can't wait till her sequel..
YSOP
This book is written in an almost lyrical style much like a Tanith Lee novel. The characters have an almost fairytale quality about them (being archetypes of evil, sloth, beauty, etc.) While this could go wrong quickly, somehow she makes it work and does it well. I've read this book multiple times over a decade or more and it never gets old. Then again, I'm a romantic at heart (d*mn it!) It won't be for everyone, but she always poses questions about life and its meaning in a well understood manner. While it can be formulaic on occasion, it is still a beautiful novel, imho.
Tygokasa
Without a doubt, this is my favorite Anne Rice novel. It is refreshingly different and offers a unique twist to the usual mummy story. Perhaps my favorite element of the tale is the rich atmosphere Ms. Rice brings to Edwardian London and Egypt. The characters are well-drawn and believable and easily pull the reader in. The twist to the usual mummy tale creates a different sort of horror than the stereotypical shambling monster of golden-age Hollywood. It is a shame that the author has never written a sequel, but I suppose it makes the experience of this lone exemplar all the more special.
I usually can't get through Anne Rice books. It's not because they're not well written - they are VERY well written. They are just a little long and dense for my ADHD. But I really enjoyed this. I started reading it the day after I bought it and finished it maybe 3 days later. Actually, parts of this seemed a little rushed for an Anne Rice book, but that's fine. It was very enjoyable. It also ended - there are options for sequels, but there doesn't have to be one. Though I think a sequel is coming next November, so I might have to look into that...