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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

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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 for the crime on a gallows in a warehouse in the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.

In Cold Blood is the story of the lives and deaths of these six people. It has already been hailed as a masterpiece.

Synopsis:

With the publication of this book, Capote permanently ripped through the barrier separating crime reportage from serious literature. As he reconstructs the 1959 murder of a Kansas farm family and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, Capote generates suspense and empathy.

Synopsis:

An account of the senseless murder of a Kansas farm family and the search for the killers

Synopsis:

Recounts the slaying of the Clutter family of Kansas, and the capture, trial and execution of their murderers.

About the Author

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 Heard), a true-crime masterpiece (In Cold Blood), several short memiors about his childhood in the South (A Christmas Memory, The Thanksgiving Visitor, and One Christmas), two plays (The Grass Harp and House of Flowers), and two films (Beat the Devil and The Innocents).

Mr. Capote twice won the O. Henry Memorial Short Story Prize and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He died in August 1984, shortly before his sixtieth birthday.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588361653
Subtitle:
A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
Publisher:
Modern Library
Author:
Capote, Truman
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Case studies
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
True Crime-Murder - General
Subject:
True Crime : Murder - General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Murder -- Kansas -- Case studies.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Modern Library
Publication Date:
1966
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
410

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
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Product details 410 pages Modern Library - English 9781588361653 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With the publication of this book, Capote permanently ripped through the barrier separating crime reportage from serious literature. As he reconstructs the 1959 murder of a Kansas farm family and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, Capote generates suspense and empathy.
"Synopsis" by , An account of the senseless murder of a Kansas farm family and the search for the killers
"Synopsis" by , Recounts the slaying of the Clutter family of Kansas, and the capture, trial and execution of their murderers.
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