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  Gordon Merrick Papers
The Gordon Merrick Papers consist primarily of drafts of the manuscripts of Merrick's novels, written over a thirty-nine year period, from the late 1940s (The Strumpet Wind, 1947) to the mid-1980s (Measure of Madness, 1986).
Gordon Merrick was born on August 3, 1916, in Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, a wealthy suburb of Philadelphia.
Not all of the novel manuscripts in the collection were published, and not all of the published novels are represented by manuscripts in the collection.
libweb.princeton.edu /libraries/firestone/rbsc/aids/merrick.html   (2654 words)

  
  Merrick (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They are followed by the beautiful witch Merrick, an offshoot of the Mayfair clan, who knew David when he was a mortal man working as a member of the Talamasca.
This novel is a major turning point for Louis: he attempts to commit suicide by allowing himself to bake in the sun.
In this novel, it becomes clear that one of the largest myths of the Vampire Chronicles series is in fact false.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Merrick_(novel)   (202 words)

  
 Merrick, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the book by Anne Rice, see Merrick (novel).
Merrick is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Nassau County, New York, USA.
The name Merrick is taken from "Meroke", the name (meaning peaceful) of the Iroquois tribe formerly indigenous to the area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Merrick,_New_York   (479 words)

  
 Vampire library of Darkness : Merrick, Anne Rice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale--a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of past and present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Maya ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored.
Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world and the vampires' world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.
At the center of Anne Rice's new novel is the beautiful, unconquerable Merrick, a child--a witch with the power and magical knowledge of a Medea and a Circe.
www.vampires.nu /pages/Books.cfm/ID/14/PageID/22   (1363 words)

  
 Merrick, By Anne Rice
She is a descendant of the gens de colors libres, a cast derived from the fl mistresses of white men, a society of New Orleans octaroons and quadroons, steeped in the lore and ceremony of voodoo, who reign in the shadowy world where the African and the French--the white and the dark--intermingle.
Merrick grounds its ghostly goings-on in Rice's sensuous descriptions, her knowledge of occult lore and her research into the gens de couleur libre, the New Orleans social class to which Merrick's family belongs--descendants of the fl mistresses of white men, a mingling of French and African influences.
Merrick, a descendant of a little known African American branch of the Mayfair family, is raised in New Orleans by her godmother, Great Nananne, a powerful voodoo woman.
www.used-and-new-books.com /sub_anne-rice/Merrick   (2712 words)

  
 Review: Merrick, reviewed by Jen Larsen
Merrick Mayfair is as impossibly gorgeous, as sensuous as the vampires, and as deeply mysterious and supernatural.
From there, the novel is something of a quest, a Tolkien-like trek through a series of obstacles, before the goal is reached.
The novel covers familiar Rice territory, but in wedding her two series -- her witches and her more famous vampires -- she clearly means to breathe new life into a line of novels that had begun to flounder, lost in the usual formulas, those Anne Rice clichés.
www.strangehorizons.com /2000/20001106/merrick.shtml   (1003 words)

  
 SBPL Book Review
Merrick, in her early-to-mid-thirties, is a scholar with the ancient Talamasca Order of "psychic investigators".
In the beginning of the novel she is contacted by David Talbot, her Talamasca mentor and the order's former Superior General.
David, besotted with Merrick, narrates how he came to know her as a child, how he and his then friend and colleague Aaron had brought her into the Talamasca Order fulfilling her dying Godmother's wish and how he and Merrick had gone off to South America to seek strength from ancient magic artifacts.
www.empirenet.com /~sbpl/jul_7_02.html   (653 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Merrick at Epinions.com
Merrick, which is yes, the 7th book in the series, also mixes in the Mayfair Witches from "The Witching Hour" series.
After 6 novels in which her vampires have confronted grief, love, loss, life and the sun, destroyed Akasha, mother of all vampires, switched bodies, and gone to Heaven and Hell with Memnoch, a being claiming to be nothing less than the Devil himself, what could possibly be left?
David Talbot continues to evolve as a character and as a vampire, and Merrick is one of the most fascinatingly complex creations that is desired more of her, and I hope that she is in more of Rice's future "Vampire" novels.
www.epinions.com /content_90380144260   (829 words)

  
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Merrick with this work of super-pessimism; my friends being so confirmed in their belief that he was a super-pessimist.
Merrick has not, to my knowledge, written one novel in which his hero is represented as having achieved complacency.
Merrick had ever invented a hero who submitted tamely to tame success, to fat prosperity; or who had stepped, were it ever so lightly, into the dirty morass of accepted comfort, then would I cheerfully admit to anybody that Leonard Merrick is a Pessimistic Writer.
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 Elizabeth Merrick :: This Is Not Chick Lit :: Girly
Elizabeth Merrick :: This Is Not Chick Lit :: Girly
— from Elizabeth Merrick's introduction to This Is Not Chick Lit
Elizabeth Merrick is the Editor of the Random House anthology This Is Not Chick Lit, and author of Girly, a novel.
www.elizabethmerrick.com   (725 words)

  
 Merrick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
SHe is a descendant of the gens de couleur libres, a society of New Orleans octoroons and quadroons steeped in the lore and ceremony of voodoo, who reigned in the shadowy world where African and French - the dark and the white - intermingled.
It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale - a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of past to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Maya ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored.
Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witch's world and the vampire's world, where magical powers and otherwordly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.
www.hostultra.com /~vampfiles/merrick.html   (228 words)

  
 Elizabeth Merrick :: This Is Not Chick Lit :: Girly
"Yes, editor Elizabeth Merrick is female, and the short stories she's collected are written by women, but marketplace be damned, This Is Not Chick Lit (Random House)."
Read all press on This Is Not Chick Lit.
To read about Elizabeth Merrick's debut novel Girly click here.
www.elizabethmerrick.com /books.html   (194 words)

  
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Merrick's heroes all undergo the very human experience of "hitting a snag." They are none of them represented as _enjoying_ this experience; but none of them whimper and none of them "rat." If anybody could prove to me that Mr.
Merrick calls "The Tragedy of a Comic Song"--is in my view the funniest story of this century: but I don't ask or expect the Magazine Enthusiast to share this view or to endorse that judgment.
The novel, which was of considerable bulk, descended on the landlord, who was just approaching the house to collect his dues.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext06/8chbd10.txt   (21925 words)

  
 Boom and bust, then and now / Novel of high finance alternates between 1690s London and 1990s New York
Gary Krist's third novel, "Extravagance," looks at those questions and responds with a knowing smirk: The only thing to learn from a bubble bursting is that there will be another bubble, and that it will burst again.
The novel's main strength, though, is Krist's refusal to be didactic about his boom-bust theme.
Merrick isn't a young man who lusts for money because he's monochromatically arrogant; he lusts because he slowly comes to feel he has no choice.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2002/10/06/RV18715.DTL   (796 words)

  
 John Merrick--Books About The Elephant Man
Based on the novel The Elephant Man by Ashley Montagu, Pomerance weaves the tale of John Merrick for the stage.
John Merrick had lived for more than twenty years imprisoned in a body that condemned him to a miserable life in the workhouse and to humiliation as a circus sideshow freak.
Merrick faced what every human being who grows old or falls ill must endure, the sufferer's painful questions about cause and effect, about personal guilt or cosmic cruelty.
www.aboyd.com /merrick/books.html   (468 words)

  
 Merrick (Vampire/Witches Chronicles) | Stylegala
Merrick is some sort of distant relation, but there is no appearance of any character from the Witch's series (except for an extremely brief and unnecessary cameo by Julian).
"Merrick" is the seventh novel in "The Vampire Chronicles" crossing over with "Lives of the Mayfair Witches" which exists in the same universe.
Merrick is one of the most obvious Mary Sue characters to ever invade popular fiction.
www.stylegala.com /store/Reviews/ItemId/0345422406   (1427 words)

  
 Paul Scott & Jewel in the Crown
Eva Brann maintains that the "Raj novels are among the greatest prose fictions of this and of the nineteenth century" known for its "many fine realistic novels" (187).
Northing is worse for a novel than for the novelist to see all sides of a question and fail to support one.
Yet his novels fulfill our expectations of the historical novel, concerned as they are with the legacy of the past, race and class discrimination, and conflicting nationalism and ideologies.
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/eng339/coursepack/paulscott.htm   (3349 words)

  
 Anne Rice | Merrick
And for Merrick the novel that's going to be published in October of 2000, I read a lot of Conan Doyle to get the British voice that David needs to tell that story.
And at the end of the novel, I had to face the fact that Lestat was a vivid and compelling character.
My novels are kind of dreams of their own, and I don't carry over either my dream world or my dreams into my novels.
www.randomhouse.com /features/annerice/interview.html   (4109 words)

  
 Review | Merrick by Anne Rice
With the publication of Pandora in 1998, Rice announced she was committed to producing two books per year in the foreseeable future: a "big" novel every fall and a vampire novella in the spring.
The title character in Rice's latest book is Merrick Mayfair, a young woman from a different branch of the same Mayfair family that populates her Mayfair Witch sagas.
Raised since her early teen years by the Talamasca -- a mysterious, ancient and secret organization -- as a bit of a prodigy of the venerable David Talbot prior to his conversion by Lestat, Merrick is a beautiful and powerful sorceress.
www.januarymagazine.com /fiction/merrick.html   (805 words)

  
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Christine Sparks' famous novel, The Elephant Man, William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet", and Mildred Taylor's novel, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, all convey the idea that hatred, which develops out of the evil within man's heart, can only lead to destruction.
In Christine Sparks' novel, The Elephant Man, many of the characters express hatred towards a character referred to as the Elephant Man. One of the first characters introduced in the play is Mr.
Another character in the novel named Dr. Treves is a kind, compassionate man. However, when he first meets Merrick, he chooses not to associate with John because of his outward appearance and apparent lack of intelligence.
www.textfiles.com /reports/ACE/funnel.txt   (959 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Merrick (Vampire Chronicles): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The novel has the feel of a massive, sprawling canvas, teeming with colour and invention, the locales move from her beloved New Orleans to a colourfully realised Brazilian jungle, and set against this are the larger-than-life characters Rice excels in.
Merrick takes a little while to establish herself but when she assumes centre stage, the reader will find the wait well worthwhile.
This is Merrick's story, she merely becomes involved in the chronicles because of Louis and their stoies become intertwined towards the end of the novel.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0701167181   (1291 words)

  
 Dr. William Merrick
Pisarev, A. V., Skabkin, M. A., Thomas, A. A., Merrick, W. C., Ovchinnikov, L. and Shatsky, I. Positive and negative effects of the major mammalian messenger ribonucleoprotein p50 on binding of 40S ribosomal subunits to the initiation codon of beta-globin mRNA.
Fernandez, J., Yaman, I., Merrick, W. C., Koromilas, A., Sood, R., Wek, R. C., Hensold, J. and Hatzoglou, M. (2002) Regulation of IRES-mediated translation is part of the adaptive response of mammalian cells to nutritional stress.
Rogers, Jr., G. W., Richter, N. and Merrick, W. (1999) Biochemical and kinetic characterization of the RNA helicase activity of eukaryotic initiation factor 4A.
www.cwru.edu /med/biochemistry/faculty/merrick.html   (760 words)

  
 Anne Rice sucking her own blood - Wednesday October 18, 2000 - The Arizona Daily Wildcat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In her latest novel, "Merrick," Rice combines the immortal characters of the "Mayfair Witches" and the "Vampire Chronicles" to tell the story of Merrick, a practicing witch and raging alcoholic, and her trials and tribulations, including her semi-deceased family.
By page 120 of 307, there is an entire chapter devoted to the family biography of Merrick and her conversion to witchcraft.
If the only way to destroy a vampire is to expose them to direct sunlight, then the only surefire way to destroy Rice's tradition of writing about the same story is to shed some light onto her dark, one-track mind.
wildcat.arizona.edu /papers/94/42/04_2_m.html   (501 words)

  
 Publishers Marketplace: Elizabeth Merrick
Elizabeth Merrick's novel GIRLY is a literary saga about three generations of women dealing with spirituality, sexuality, and the Cruella De Vil moments that lurk behind all sorts of nice-girl exteriors.
Merrick's characters and their voices sing and weave and dodge and ultimately embroider themselves on the reader's consciousness.
Elizabeth Merrick is the editor of THIS IS NOT CHICK LIT, an anthology of women writers forthcoming in 2006 from Random House.
www.publishersmarketplace.com /members/ecmerrick   (537 words)

  
 The SF Site Featured Review: Merrick
Since the death of her guardian grandmother, Merrick has been the ward of David and his organization.
It is shorter than many of Rice's novels, and seems to be mainly meant to redefine the characters and relationships of Lestat, the vampires created by Lestat (Louis and David), and Merrick.
I'm of the view that while it might be true that a novel produced by a committee, by a collaboration of a writer and an editor, or team of editors, might result in a more perfect commercial entertainment, that product would be less of the individual writer's own eccentric artistic vision.
www.sfsite.com /01a/m95.htm   (712 words)

  
 Rice mixes witches, vam pires in 'Merrick'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In her new novel, Merrick, Anne Rice returns to two of her favorite haunts: witches and vampires.
The vampire David Talbot is seeking help from Merrick Mayfair to raise the spirit of the child vampire Claudia.
Merrick is a Mayfair from the “wrong side” of New Orleans, a descendant of a powerful warlock Julian Mayfair and a slave woman.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2000/10/31/tem_rice_mixes_witches.html   (519 words)

  
 Book: Merrick
Merrick is bewitching -- Anne Rice is in top form with this novel of witches and vampires.
And now, with the release of her latest novel, Merrick, Rice brings all of her worlds together and resurrects (in one case, in the most literal sense) some of her most memorable characters, including the vampires, Lestat and Louis.
It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale - a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of past and present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Maya ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored."--BOOK JACKET.
www.mashelle.com /details/852.html   (587 words)

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