New York: Random House, 1965. First edition. Capote's masterpiece. A Very Good+ book in like jacket. Faint offsetting to rear board of book; some small spots to edges of text block. In an unclipped jacket that is mildly toned; offsetting to rear panel and some chipping to extremities of spine. A pleasing copy overall.
A pioneering work in the "true crime" genre, where Capote traveled to the scene of a quadruple homicide in Kansas and interviewed the principle actors (other than the victims). The result is an intense, first-hand account of the criminals, their thoughts and motivations, the crime itself and its tragic aftermath. Filmed to critical acclaim by Richard Brooks in 1967 and more recently with Philip Seymour Hoffman winning the Academy Award for Best Actor, portraying Truman Capote in a film concerned more with the process of writing of the book than the actual homicide. Very Good + in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #3016)