Hannibal Rising

(Hannibal Lecter)


Author: Thomas Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473567858

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6567

_________________________ HANNIBAL LECTER WASN'T BORN A MONSTER. HE WAS MADE ONE. Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front of World War II, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He will not speak of what happened to him and his family. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France. There, Hannibal lives with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki, who helps him to heal - and flourish. But Hannibal's demons are not so easily defeated. Throughout his young life, they visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn - and in the fog of traumatic memory, he discovers that he has gifts far beyond what he imagined...

Dissecting Hannibal Lecter

Essays on the Novels of Thomas Harris


Author: Benjamin Szumskyj

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786432756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 6157

"This book focuses on Harris's internationally known antihero Hannibal Lecter in the classic novels Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. The work examines several themes within Harris' trilogy, including the author's artistic exploration of repressed desires, his refinement of neo-noir themes and the serial killer motif, and his developing perceptions of feminine gender roles"--Provided by publisher.

The Hannibal Lecter Collection


Author: Thomas Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473568145

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9901

INCLUDES ALL FOUR HANNIBAL LECTER EBOOKS Red Dragon - The thriller that launched Hannibal Lecter's legacy of evil. The Silence of the Lambs - FBI trainee Clarice Starling has an elusive serial killer to hunt. Only one man can help. Hannibal - It has been seven years since Dr Hannibal Lecter has been on the run. Seven years since his last meeting with Clarice Starling. Seven years to lay plans for the next one. Hannibal Rising - Hannibal Lecter wasn't born a monster. He was made one.

Thomas Harris and William Blake

Allusions in the Hannibal Lecter Novels


Author: Michelle Leigh Gompf

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476606161

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 360

This work examines the allusions to Blake throughout Harris’s four Hannibal Lecter novels and provides a Blakean reading of the works as a whole, particularly in regard to the character of Lecter and the nature of evil in the world—and to what extent humanity should accept evil. The novels and their film versions reveal that Harris uses Blake to suggest that good and evil are intertwined and coexist, and that it is foolish to try to see them simply as opposing binaries. Refusing to recognize their intertwined relationship leads to imbalance and a negative outcome, as revealed in the fate of Graham in Red Dragon.

Making Murder: The Fiction of Thomas Harris

The Fiction of Thomas Harris


Author: Philip L. Simpson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313356254

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

View: 1493

Thomas Harris created the iconic fictional murderer and sociopath, Hannibal Lecter. This book explores and analyzes the characters, artistry, and cultural impact of Harris's novels—four of which are centered on the terrifying villain of the iconic film, The Silence of the Lambs. • Includes reproductions of paintings that figure heavily in Harris's work, including William Blake's The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed With the Sun • Provides bibliographic listings of print and online resources for further reading

Hannibal Lecter and Philosophy


Author: Joseph Westfall

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812699130

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 9102

Sixteen philosophers come at Hannibal the way he comes at his victims—from unexpected angles and with plenty of surprises thrown in. Hannibal is a revolting monster, and yet a monster with whom we identify because of his intelligence, artistry, and personal magnetism. The chapters in this book pose many questions—and offer intriguing answers—about the enigma of Hannibal Lecter. What does the the relationship between Hannibal and those who know him—particularly FBI investigator Will Graham—tell us about the nature of friendship and Hannibal’s capacity for friendship? Does Hannibal confer benefits on society by eliminating people who don’t live up to his high aesthetic standards? Can upsetting experiences in early childhood turn you into a serial killer? Why are we enthralled by someone who exercises god-like control over situations and people? Does it make any difference morally that a killer eats his victims? Can a murder be a work of art? Several chapters look at the mind of this accomplished killer, psychiatrist, and gourmet cook. Is he a sociopath or a psychopath, or are these the same: Is he lacking in empathy: Apparently not, since he has a quick understanding of what other people think and feel. Maybe what he lacks is a conscience.

The Hannibal Files

The Unauthorised Guide to the Hannibal Lecter Phenomenon


Author: Daniel O'Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905287703

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 3336

In an incisive account of the Hannibal Lecter novels and their subsequent movie adaptations, Lecter creator Thomas Harris’ career is examined in detail, and the development of the novels and screenplays is closely analyzed. The author sheds new light on the scripting, casting, and shooting of all four movies, and describes how the disappointing box-office returns on Manhunter gave way to the critical blockbuster The Silence of the Lambs. There are revealing insights into the production of Hannibal, and the story is brought fully up to date with coverage of Red Dragon and Hannibal Rising.

A History of Evil in Popular Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal About America [2 volumes]

What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal about America


Author: Sharon Packer MD,Jody Pennington

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313397716

Category: Social Science

Page: 825

View: 4080

Evil isn't simply an abstract theological or philosophical talking point. In our society, the idea of evil feeds entertainment, manifests in all sorts of media, and is a root concept in our collective psyche. This accessible and appealing book examines what evil means to us. • Includes the insights of scholars from widely different academic fields to inspect evil from various points of view, giving readers a broader perspective on the topic • Compiles expert opinions from American, American expatriate, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern contributors • Covers the portrayal of evil in many different forms of media—film, television, music, art, video games, literature, poetry—as well as in politics, current events, and the legal arena

Hannibal Lecter Adult Coloring Book

Cannibalistic Serial Killer and Doctor of Psychiatry, Best Movie Villain and Pop Icon Inspired Adult Coloring Book


Author: Clarice Lamb

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987474121


Page: 38

View: 4501

This is work of creative art and satire (17 U.S. Code § 107) Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. The novel and its sequel, The Silence of the Lambs, feature Lecter as one of the primary antagonists after the two serial killers in both novels. In the third novel, Hannibal, Lecter becomes a protagonist. His role as the antihero occurs in the fourth novel, Hannibal Rising, which explores his childhood and development into a serial killer.