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Capote a biography by Clarke, Gerald

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Published by Simon & Schuster Paperbacks in New York .
Written in English


  • American Authors,
  • Biography

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A biography of the American author including his childhood, emergence as a young writer, introduction to the jet set, travels, years of struggle, and descent into a life of alcohol and quarrelsome lovers.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [610]-615) and index.

StatementGerald Clarke
LC ClassificationsPS3505.A59 Z6 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination638 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages638
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24898219M
ISBN 101439187509
ISBN 109780671228118, 9781439187500
LC Control Number2011381129

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