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CapoteTruman Capote reached a pinnacle that many writer’s dream of but few ever ascend. No one quite climbed to that summit like Capote did. The extravagant and outrageous lifestyle of flamboyance may be dim among today’s own breed of celebrity, but 50 years ago it was a beacon in the bight life of high society and American Letters. He was a mainstay of the New York social scene, an a noted Hampton’s regular. To celebrate his rise to the top of high society in 1966 Capote hosted what would become known as the famous Black and White Ball, a virtual “who’s who” of the day. Capote’s natural talent for weaving truth with fiction and his unflinching descriptions of his friends soon led to his rapid descent in popularity within the very social circles he had worked so hard to adopt. This rejection led to his increased drinking and drug use. His lack of continued sobriety in later years was matched only by his lack of work. Capote became more of a recluse and his last work, Answered Prayers (where he offended many of his friends) was published only after his death. Truman Capote died on August 25, 1984, but his presence remains alive in the 21st century, even among today’s celebrated caricatures.


Description: Hard bound with dust jacket in custom 1/4 leather & cloth clamshell box. SIGNED ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAGE BY TRUMAN CAPOTE. Stated first printing. Some minor wear to unclipped dust jacket edges, otherwise very good. The first of Truman Capote’s own “favorites” from among his works. Mustard cloth boards. Mylar-covered dust jacket (which shows $5.95 price and 2/63 date at bottom of front fold) Beautiful 1/4 leather clam shell box with gilt title on spine edge, shows only the most minoer edge wear. A rare signed copy!.

Bookseller Inventory # 19093



Selected Writings of Truman Capote
Capote, Trumanp1050515

Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1963
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
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