Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600

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Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600
Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600
Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600
Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600
Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600
Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600
Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600
Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600
Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600
Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600
Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory" Slipcased Signed Limited Edition No. 180 of 600

Personally signed by Truman Capote, the American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright whose early writing extended the Southern Gothic tradition. He is best known for his nonfiction novel In Cold Blood and his novella Breakfast at Tiffany's.

 

New York,  Random House 1956. Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory". Signed Limited Edition number 180 of 600. Slipcased hardcover book with no dust-jacket as issued. Archival acid-free mylar wrap. Signed and numbered by the author directly onto the limitation page. Printed on special paper and specially bound.

Capote's touching tribute to his beloved distant cousin and caretaker, Miss Sook Faulk. "As for me, I could leave the world with today in my eyes."

Truman Capote was a trailblazing writer known for the books Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood, among others. His journalism read like a novel, and his stories were turned into classic films.

 

A Christmas Memory

"A Christmas Memory" is a short story by Truman Capote. Originally published in Mademoiselle magazine in December 1956, it was reprinted in The Selected Writings of Truman Capote in 1963. It was issued in a stand-alone hardcover edition by Random House in 1966, and it has been published in many editions and anthologies since.

The largely autobiographical story, which is set in the 1930s, describes a period in the lives of the seven-year-old narrator and an elderly woman who is his distant cousin and best friend. The woman was Nanny Faulk, elder sister of the household where Capote's wayward parents deposited him as a young boy. Nanny, whom everyone called Sook, was thought to be developmentally disabled. But Capote later wrote a friend, "I had an elderly cousin, the woman in my story 'A Christmas Memory,' who was a genius."[1]

The evocative narrative focuses on country life, friendship, and the joy of giving during the Christmas season, and it also gently yet poignantly touches on loneliness and loss.

Now a holiday classic, "A Christmas Memory" has been broadcast, recorded, filmed, and staged multiple times, in award-winning productions.

 

Truman Capote

Truman Garcia Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons; September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Several of his short stories, novels, and plays have been praised as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966). His works have been adapted into more than 20 films and television productions.

Capote had a troubled childhood caused by his parents' divorce, a long absence from his mother, and multiple moves. He was planning to become a writer by the time he was eight years old, and he honed his writing ability throughout his childhood. He began his professional career writing short stories. The critical success of "Miriam" (1945) attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf and resulted in a contract to write the novel Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). Capote earned the most fame with In Cold Blood (1966), a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home. Capote spent six years writing the book, aided by his lifelong friend Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).

Fine/Near Fine with a few light marks. Otherwise a Fine wonderful bright clean copy. Appears unread with square and tight spine. No markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that are not bumped. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. Photos of actual item.
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Edition:
Signed Limited Edition
Binding:
Hardcover
Author:
Truman Capote
Title:
A Christmas Memory
Publication Date:
1956