FIRST EDITION of Truman Capote's first novel.
Published in 1948, when Capote was only 23 years old, "Other Voices almost immeditaely jumped onto the New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for nine weeks. It sold more than 26,000 copies... Although many other novels of 1948, including Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead and Irwin Shaw's The Young Lions, outsold it several times over, no other was so much discussed, or became so controversial. Truman's reputation, which had been building among literary people since "Miriam," exploded in all directions. People who had never walked into a bookstore suddenly knew the name and, most certainly, the face of Truman Capote" (Clarke, Capote).
New York: Random House, 1948. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine; dust jacket clean and bright with light toning to spine and a few tiny abrasions. A very attractive copy.
Price: $700 .