Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Vol. 1) | Anne Rice


In the traditional folktale of Sleeping Beauty, the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a prince. It is an ancient story — one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious.

Anne Rice's retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection of sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him.

Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.

This book exists as part of an enticing trilogy. Click to find out more about Volume 2 and Volume 3.