The Tale of the Body Thief Setting & Symbolism

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H.P. Lovecraft Short Story

In Miami, while dealing with the guilt over killing an innocent old woman, Lestat runs into a human who gives him an H.P. Lovecraft short story he has already read. Later, after receiving several similar packages, Lestat realizes that the strange human is trying to tell him something about body switching.

Faust

David Talbot has recently become obsessed with the themes of Faust, studying it along with the Bible.

Louis' House

Louis occupies a small cottage behind a larger plantation home outside of New Orleans. It is here that Lestat often comes to see him. It is also this home that Lestat burns down after Louis refuses to turn Lestat's human body into a vampire.

New Orleans Rooms

Lestat continues to own the rooms where he once lived with Claudia and Louis, but has allowed them to fall into ruins. At the...

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