Author : Truman Capote
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release :2013-02-19
Total pages :396
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780812994384

Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.

Author : Truman Capote
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2001-10-09
Total pages :432
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1588361659

National Bestseller 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. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

Author : Truman Capote
Publisher : Vintage
Release :1994
Total pages :343
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780679745587

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

Author : Truman Capote
Publisher :
Release :1965
Total pages :110
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0679745580

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release :2015-09-15
Total pages :15
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781410335227

A Study Guide for Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Author : Ralph F. Voss
Publisher : University of Alabama Press
Release :2011-11-16
Total pages :246
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780817317560

"Truman Capote and the Legacy of ""'In Cold Blood"' is the anatomy of the origins of an American literary landmark and its legacy. "

Author : Michael Winter
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release :2010-08-31
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780143178859

In her home on Empire Avenue, Donna Whalen was stabbed 31 times. Her friends, family, and neighbours believed it was her abusive boyfriend, Sheldon Troke. But the evidence is all circumstantial, providing a daunting challenge for police and prosecutors—and the course of justice takes many unpredictable twists and turns before the truth is finally revealed. In this mesmerizing work of documentary fiction, Michael Winter pieces together the transcripts and court testimonies of Sheldon's trial. He preserves the nuanced voice of each witness, and the result is a harsh account of the tragedy that befell Donna Whalen and the controversial aftermath that tore her town apart.

Author : Truman Capote
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2007-12-18
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307431578

Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South. At the age of twelve, Joel Knox is summoned to meet the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at the decaying mansion in Skully’s Landing, his father is nowhere in sight. What he finds instead is a sullen stepmother who delights in killing birds; an uncle with the face—and heart—of a debauched child; and a fearsome little girl named Idabel who may offer him the closest thing he has ever known to love.

Author : Rupert Thomson
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2007-08-07
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307267054

After decades in prison for crimes gruesomely familiar to everyone in England, a murderer has finally died of natural causes, no less notorious in death than she was in life. Billy Tyler, a career policeman, has been assigned the task of guarding her body in the hospital morgue. But alone on a graveyard shift his wife begged him not accept, Billy has occasion to contemplate the various turns his life has taken and to discover why it is that on this dark night of the soul the reviled murderer seems to speak to him directly. Death of a Murderer is a gripping novel of crime, punishment, fear, and temptation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author : Michael Helten
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release :2009-06-10
Total pages :97
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9783640344987

Examination Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Freiburg, language: English, abstract: When In Cold Blood was first published, critics had a hard time categorizing the book. Capote himself held that he had written a “nonfiction novel (Capote in Plimpton 1966: 2)” and that he had thereby created an altogether new genre. In the subtitle, Capote stresses his central claim regarding this new genre, assuring the reader that what she is about to delve into is “a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences (Capote 2000 [1966]).” As will be seen in the opening chapter, criticism of In Cold Blood has therefore to a great degree revolved around Capote’s and the book’s adherence to this assertion of truth. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles (SOED) lists as the three first entries under the head word “true”: true /tru:/ 1 Steadfast in allegiance, loyal; faithful, constant (...). 2 Honest, honourable, upright, virtuous; straightforward, sincere (...). 3 Of a statement, report, etc.: consistent with fact; conforming with reality (...). The following investigation of In Cold Blood and of the biopic based on Capote’s work on the book, Bennett Miller’s Capote (2005), will proceed along the lines of these three aspects of the definition, questioning Capote’s claim of rendering a “true account.” The genre chapter and large parts of the ensuing discussion of In Cold Blood will be especially concerned with the definition’s third aspect, In Cold Blood’s consistency with fact and its conformity with reality. The question will be raised as to whether or not a true account of real events is possible at all, and in what ways Capote and other writers of New Journalism, as the genre is most frequently called today, have tried to achieve such true accounts.