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The chilling true crime 'non-fiction novel' that made Truman Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative published in Penguin Modern Classics. Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickcock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible yet entirely and frighteningly human. Truman Capote (1924-84) was born in New Orleans. He left school when he was fifteen and subsequently worked for The New Yorker, which provided his first - and last - regular job. He wrote both fiction and non-fiction - short stories, novels and novellas, travel writing, profiles, reportage, memoirs, plays and films; his other works include In Cold Blood (1965), Music for Chameleons (1980) and Answered Prayers (1986), all of which are published in Penguin Modern Classics. If you enjoyed In Cold Blood, you might like Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs' And the Hippos were Boiled in their Tanks, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'It is the American dream turning into the American nightmare ... By juxtaposing and dovetailing the lives and values of the Clutters and those of the killers, Capote produces a stark image of the deep doubleness of American life ... a remarkable book' Spectator show more

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Tags Cold Blood Truman Capote Truman Paperback PAPERBACK SOFTBACK Multiple Murder Consequences by Truma LTD PAPERBACK SOFTBACK Multiple Mu Multiple Murd Capote Truman Penguin
ISBN 0141182571
EAN 9780141182575
ID 4326767
Dimensions / Weight
Weight 0.52 kg
Dimensions 1x8x5 mm
Key Features
Author Capote, Truman
Book language English
Book type Paperback
County of pub England
Dimensions 198x131
Edition statement Repr.
Format 320 pages
Height 196 mm
Imprint Penguin Classics
ISBN 9780141182575
Number of pages 352
Publication place London, United Kingdom
Publication year 2000
Published 2000-02-03
Spine width 22 mm
Weight 263 g
Width 129 mm
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(9780241956830) - Truman Capote - London, United Kingdom - Penguin Books Ltd - Dimensions: 110x180 - Format: 352 pages - ISBN: 9780241956830 - Languages: English | Cold Blood, Murder and its Consequences, True crime & Murder of The Clutter
(9780241971994) - Dimensions: 130 x 196 x 24mm | 240g - ed - London, United Kingdom - Penguin Books Ltd - Format: Paperback | 320 pages - Publication date: 19 Nov 2014 - ISBN: 9780241971994 - Languages: English
(9780451166609) - Reissue - Penguin Books Ltd - Format: 496 pages - ISBN: 9780451166609 - Languages: English - Publication place: New York, NY, United States