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Truman Capote

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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Answered Prayers
Written by Truman Capote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1994
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75182-3 (0-679-75182-3)

Although Truman Capote’s last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time.
Tracing  the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Côte Basque, from literary... Read more






Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms
Written by Truman Capote
Modern Library | Hardcover | February 2013
$21.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9436-0 (0-8129-9436-1)

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote—also available are In Cold Blood, Portraits and Observations, and The Complete Stories

Together in one volume, here are a pair of literary touchstones from Truman Capote’s extraordinary early career: the transcendently popular novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other... Read more






Breakfast at Tiffany's
Written by Truman Capote
Modern Library | Hardcover | January 1994
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60085-5 (0-679-60085-X)

Contains:

Breakfast at Tiffany's
House of Flowers
A Diamond Guitar
A Christmas Memory Read more






Breakfast at Tiffany's
Written by Truman Capote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1993
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74565-5 (0-679-74565-3)

In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.

This volume also includes...

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A Christmas Memory
Written by Truman Capote, Illustrated by Beth Peck
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | October 2006
$18.99/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-83789-0 (0-375-83789-2)

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review). Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the... Read more






A Christmas Memory
Written by Truman Capote
Modern Library | Hardcover | November 1996
$15.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60237-8 (0-679-60237-2)

Taking its place next to Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood on the Modern Library bookshelf is this new and original edition of Capote's most famous short stories: "A Christmas Memory, " "One Christmas, " and "A Thanksgiving Memory." All three stories are distinguished by Capote's delicate interplay of childhood... Read more






The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
Written by Truman Capote, Introduction by Reynolds Price
Random House | Hardcover | September 2004
$26.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64310-4 (0-679-64310-9)

Most readers know Truman Capote as the author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood; or they remember his notorious social life and wild and witty public appearances. But he was also the author of superb short tales that were as elegant as they were heartfelt, as grotesque as they... Read more






The Complete Stories
Written by Truman Capote
Modern Library | Hardcover | May 2013
$23.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9437-7 (0-8129-9437-X)

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote—also available are Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, Other Rooms (in one volume), In Cold Blood, and Portraits and Observations

Most readers know Truman Capote as the author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood, or they... Read more






The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
Written by Truman Capote, Introduction by Reynolds Price
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2005
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9691-6 (1-4000-9691-X)

A landmark collection that brings together Truman Capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love,” The Complete Stories confirms Capote’s status as a master of the short story.
Ranging from the gothic South to the chic East Coast, from rural children to aging urban sophisticates, all the unforgettable...

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The Grass Harp
Written by Truman Capote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1993
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74557-0 (0-679-74557-2)

Set on the outskirts of a small Southern town, The Grass Harp tells the story of three endearing misfits—an orphaned boy and two whimsical old ladies—who one day take up residence in a tree house. As they pass sweet yet hazardous hours in a china tree, The Grass Harp manages to...

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In Cold Blood
Written by Truman Capote
Modern Library | Hardcover | February 2013
$23.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9438-4 (0-8129-9438-8)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote—also available are Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, Other Rooms (in one volume), Portraits and Observations, and The Complete Stories


Truman Capote’s masterpiece... Read more






In Cold Blood
Written by Truman Capote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1994
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74558-7 (0-679-74558-0)

National Bestseller 

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. 

As Truman Capote reconstructs the...

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Music for Chameleons
Written by Truman Capote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1994
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74566-2 (0-679-74566-1)

In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise...

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Other Voices, Other Rooms
Written by Truman Capote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1994
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74564-8 (0-679-74564-5)

Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South.
At the age of twelve, Joel Knox is summoned to... Read more






Portraits and Observations
Written by Truman Capote
Modern Library | Hardcover | April 2013
$23.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9439-1 (0-8129-9439-6)

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote—also available are Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, Other Rooms (in one volume), In Cold Blood, and The Complete Stories

Perhaps no twentieth-century writer was so observant and graceful a chronicler of his times as Truman Capote. Portraits... Read more






Portraits and Observations
Written by Truman Capote
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2008
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7891-9 (0-8129-7891-9)

Perhaps no twentieth-century writer was so observant and graceful a chronicler of his times as Truman Capote. Portraits and Observations is the first volume devoted solely to all the essays ever published by this most beloved of writers. Included are such masterpieces of narrative nonfiction as “The Muses Are Heard” and... Read more






Summer Crossing
Written by Truman Capote
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2006
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7593-2 (0-8129-7593-6)

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






Summer Crossing
Written by Truman Capote
Random House | Hardcover | October 2005
$22.95/32.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6522-6 (1-4000-6522-4)

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






Too Brief a Treat
Written by Truman Capote, Edited by Gerald Clarke
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2005
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70241-9 (0-375-70241-5)

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...

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Too Brief a Treat
Written by Truman Capote, Edited by Gerald Clarke
Random House | Hardcover | September 2004
$27.95/39.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-50133-3 (0-375-50133-9)

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





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