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Truman Capote

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Truman Capote was a native of New Orleans, where he was born on September 30, 1924. His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, was an international literary success when first published in 1948, and accorded the author a prominent place among the writers of America's postwar generation. He sustained this position subsequently with short-story collections (A Tree of Night, among others), novels and novellas (The Grass Harp and Breakfast at Tiffany's), some of the best travel writing of our time (Local Color), profiles and reportage that appeared originally in The New Yorker (The Duke in His Domain and The Muses Are... Read More

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Portraits and Observations

Written by Truman Capote


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Summer Crossing
A Novel
Written by Truman Capote


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 27, 2006
Price: $14.00

Thought to be lost for over 50 years, here is the first novel by one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Set in New York during the summer of 1945, this is the story of a young carefree socialite, Grady, who must make serious decisions about the romance... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Summer Crossing
A Novel
Written by Truman Capote


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $22.95

Thought to be lost for over 50 years, here is the first novel by one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Set in New York during the summer of 1945, this is the story of a young carefree socialite, Grady, who must make serious decisions about the romance... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Summer Crossing
A Novel
Written by Truman Capote


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 23, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Too Brief a Treat
The Letters of Truman Capote
Written by Truman Capote
Edited by Gerald Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $16.00

The private letters of Truman Capote, lovingly assembled here for the first time by acclaimed Capote biographer Gerald Clarke, provide an intimate, unvarnished portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful and fascinating literary figures.

Capote was an inveterate letter writer. He wrote letters as he spoke: emphatically, spontaneously, and passionately... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Too Brief a Treat
The Letters of Truman Capote
Written by Truman Capote
Edited by Gerald Clarke


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 21, 2004
Price: $27.95

Truman Capote was hailed as one the most meticulous writers in American letters–a part of the Capote mystique is that his precise writing seemed to exist apart from his chaotic life. While the measure of Capote as a writer is best taken through his work, Capote the person is best understood... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Too Brief a Treat
The Letters of Truman Capote
Written by Truman Capote
Edited by Gerald Clarke


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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