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Anne Rice

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Perspective and Narrator

Interview with the Vampire is narrated from a third-person limited point of view, which is focused on the main character, Louis. However, the majority of the text is Louis's first-person account of his life, as told to the interviewer through dialogue—an important distinction as readers do not have access to Louis's internal thoughts.


Interview with the Vampire is narrated in the past tense as Louis recounts the events of his life during an interview.

About the Title

The title Interview with the Vampire references the way in which Louis's story is told—through a candid interview. In addition, it's important that Louis is the vampire, not a vampire. In this sense he serves as the model for the interplay between humanity and inhumanity that the novel explores.


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