In Cold Blood


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CAPOTE, Truman. In Cold Blood. A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. New York: Random House, (1965). Octavo, original maroon cloth, original dust jacket.

First trade edition of Capote's landmark nonfiction novel.

Shortly after reading a short New York Times article about a shooting in the Midwest, a "reporter named Truman Capote traveled to Kansas to investigate the shotgun murder of a farm family. The result changed journalism forever" (Salon). "Hailed as a masterpiece," In Cold Blood established Capote as the "herald of a new genre, 'the non-fiction novel,' which recognizes the convergence of fiction and fact in times of outrage, the insane surrealism of daily life" (Hart, 122; Allen, 247). "First printing" stated on copyright page. Preceded only by a signed limited edition of 500 copies published the same year. Owner signature. Owner blindstamp.

Book fine, mild toning and slightest edge-wear to handsome dust jacket.

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