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Music for Chameleons

Capote, Truman

ISBN 10: 0394508262 / ISBN 13: 9780394508269
Published by Random House, New York, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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(8vo) black cloth, dust jacket. First Trade Edition, 14 Pieces, including a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, a factual account of an American Crime ("Handcarved Coffins") and One Work of Fiction. An attractive copy, in collectable condition. Fine in a Fine DJ -- no chips, clips, or tears. A Random House first edition -- in those days the number line started with "2," not "1." DJ has a two minor creases, on the front near the spine, and on the rear flap. Bookseller Inventory # 140215

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Title: Music for Chameleons

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise; and a proper Connecticut householder with a ruinous obsession for a twelve-year-old he has never met. And we meet Capote himself, who, whether he is smoking with his cleaning lady or trading sexual gossip with Marilyn Monroe, remains one of the most elegant, malicious, yet compassionate writers to train his eye on the social fauna of his time.

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'Everything is displayed in this book: insights and recollections of the famous and the obscure; old jokes and fresh wit... These stories and vignettes will endure.' - New Republic.In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction.

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