(*Anne Rice pictured around the time of writing the series*) Author, Anne Rice (*of Interview with a Vampire fame*), wrote a trilogy which explores the contextual allusions found in the original Sleeping Beauty. The original work was published by French author Charles Perrault in 1697. The German authors Brothers Grimm retold it as well in 1812. She wrote it after her breakthrough vampire novel, but did so under a different pseudonym. The context of her novel series was erotic with strong D/s elements and it appears she wanted the work to be kept in its own genera. As such, the un.