In Cold Blood
New York: Random House, 1965.
New York: Random House, 1965. First edition. Near Fine in like jacket. Book without previous owner's markings, but with minimal signs of use. Dust jacket with a few little nicks at the base of the spine and one short tear on the rear panel. In all, a pleasing copy of this true crime narrative, which initiated a new genre.
At its initial release, In Cold Blood catapulted the already infamous Capote into an even higher authorial strata, and it earned him praise as the inventor of a new genre: the non-fiction novel. Drawing on over 8,000 pages of notes and interviews, Capote constructed a chilling true-life tale of a quadruple homicide in a small Midwestern town, examining the town members affected by the deaths as well as psychological examinations of the killers themselves. The New York Times immediately praised the book: “a masterpiece…agonizing, terrible, possessed, proof that the times, so surfeited with disasters, are still capable of tragedy.” Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5413)