In Cold Blood
A True Account of A Multiple Murder and Its ConsequencesBook - 2013
Overview: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time. Truman Capote's masterpiece, In Cold Blood, created a sensation when it was first published, serially, in The New Yorker in 1965. The intensively researched, atmospheric narrative of the lives of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, and of the two men, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, who brutally killed them on the night of November 15, 1959, is the seminal work of the "new journalism." Perry Smith is one of the great dark characters of American literature, full of contradictory emotions. "I thought he was a very nice gentleman," he says of Herb Clutter. "Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat." Told in chapters that alternate between the Clutter household and the approach of Smith and Hickock in their black Chevrolet, then between the investigation of the case and the killers' flight, Capote's account is so detailed that the reader comes to feel almost like a participant in the events.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Modern Library, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group,, 2013
Edition: 2013 Modern Library edition
Copyright Date: ©1993
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 C173i 2013
Characteristics: viii, 396 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: True account of a multiple murder and its consequences
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SPL_STARR Jun 16, 2015
"The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call "out there." "
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