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Capote, Truman. SUMMER CROSSING: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Random House, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 143 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's debut novel. Published posthumously with an illuminating Afterword by Allan U. Schwartz, Truman Capote's literary executor, it is now considered a modern classic. Review Copy. Review Material laid-in. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the Modern Library Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Review Copies were issued in a tiny number and given to selected reviewers only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Truman Capote's first novel, an inchoate yet startling achievement that anticipates his later work. "Shows the promise of a future Master. Capote told everyone he had destroyed his earliest effort (produced at age 19), but it turned up at Sotheby's, handwritten in four ruled school notebooks. With her Fifth Avenue Protestant parents off in Europe, 17-year-old Grady rebels by intensifying an affair with and quickly marrying a parking lot attendant from a dysfunctional Brooklyn Jewish family. She soon finds herself pregnant and wallows in regret. There are glimpses of Capote's signature style that emerged only four years later in 'Other Voices, Other Rooms', and a hint of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' " (Publishers Weekly). The bit about the parking lot attendant is vintage Tennessee Williams, reflecting the latter's considerable (and healthy) influence on the young Capote. The basis of a major Hollywood film in 2014, which marks the directorial debut of Scarlett Johannson. A "must-have" title for Truman Capote completists. This is a Review Copy. Laid-in is the Review Material. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only Review Copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online are the Modern Library Edition, which does not have the same collectible value. A rare copy thus. Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" is widely regarded as one of the greatest books of the 20th century. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER TRUMAN CAPOTE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400065224. $70.00

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