In Cold Blood

A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences


Truman Capote, introduction by Rupert Thomson


The Folio Society, London, 2011
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Printing Details

First edition thus. Hardback in slipcase bound in decorative cloth. 24 × 16cm, xiv + 284pp

The chilling true crime 'non-fiction novel' that made Truman Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative. Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickcock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible yet entirely and frighteningly human.


The book is in excellent condition, the slipcase has a very few minor marks.


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