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CAPOTE, Truman.
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.
New York: Random House, [1965]. 8vo. Original maroon cloth with 'T.C' initials in gold to upper cover and gilt lettering/publisher's device direct to spine; top edge black; pp. [xii], 343, [i]; a very good copy - small staple holes to ffep where tipped-in article has been removed, very slight compression to spine ends; in a near-fine dust jacket with just a little darkening to spine and light nicks to head and foot. First edition of this classic true crime account, in correct first issue dustjacket, with the "1/66" code on the front flap and "Publishers of the American College Dictionary and the Modern Library" on the rear flap. Non-fiction novel which details the investigation of Capote and his close friend Harper Lee into the Herbert Clutter murders. It was to become one of the highest selling true crime books of all time. Three film adaptations based upon the book have been produced. The first focuses on the details of the book, whereas the later two explore Capote's fascination with researching the novel. The first adaptation was the 1967 film of the same name by Richard Brooks, who directed and adapted the screenplay. It starred Robert Blake as Perry Smith and Scott Wilson as Richard Hickock. John Forsythe played the investigator (Alvin Dewey), from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, who apprehended the killers. The film, shot in black and white, was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The second and third film adaptations tell the story of Capote's experiences in writing the story an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
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