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    DescriptionControversial and compelling, "In Cold Blood" reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and 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 that made Capote's name, "In Cold Blood" is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative.


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    Title
    In Cold Blood
    Subtitle
    A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Truman Capote
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141043081
    ISBN 10: 0141043083
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    Libri: AMER3730, ENGM1020
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24000
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    DC22: 364.1523092
    Ingram Theme: CULT/PLAINS, CULT/UPMIDW, CHRN/LATE20, CHRN/1950, CULT/HEARLN, GEOG/KANSAS
    DC22: 364.15230978
    BISAC V2.8: TRU002000
    Thema V1.0: DNXC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1925 and was raised in various parts of the South, his family spending winters in New Orleans and summers in Alabama and New Georgia. He left school when he was fifteen and subsequently worked for the New Yorker which provided his first - and last - regular job. In 1948 his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, was published to international critical acclaim, assuring Capote a place among the prominent postwar American writers. He died in August 1984.
    Review quote
    'The American dream turning into the American nightmare ... a remarkable book' Spectator
    Flap copy
    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. Five years, four months and twenty-nine days later, on April 14, 1965, Richard Eugene Hickock, aged thirty-three, and Perry Edward Smith, aged thirty-six, were hanged from the crime on a gallows in a warehouse in the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansa. In Cold Blood is the story of the lives and deaths of these six people. It has already been hailed as a masterpiece.