New York: Random House, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. 231pp. Octavo [21 cm] Cream cloth. Very good/Very good. Volume is slightly rolled. Text block cracked at the beginning, but still sturdy. Jacket shows minor nicking to corners with subtle losses, three small closed tears have been "repaired" with scotch tape on reverse. Item #45545
Capote's first published novel is signed by the author on a return receipt attached to front pastedown. This is Truman Capote's first published work that was met with immediate critical acclaim, and pushed a young (23) Truman into the spotlight. The novel dealt with, among other things, homosexuality and race (scandalous topics at the time). Starosciak 1A.