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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grass Harp (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Answered Prayers (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Crossing (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Miriam (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Side of the Matter (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jug of Silver (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Memory (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grass Harp (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children On Their Birthdays (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Christmas (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Remember Grandpa (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plays

House of Flowers (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

A Tree of Night and Other Stories (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Writings (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Music for Chameleons (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Stories (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Memory, including One Christmas and The Thanksgiving Visitor (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three by Truman Capote (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Early Stories of Truman Capote (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Muses are Heard (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Duke in His Domain (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Cold Blood (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dogs Bark (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portraits and Observations (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A House on the Heights (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Brief a Treat (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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Truman Capote was an accomplished American writer of stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction. Many of his works are widely considered to be literary classics. He is known for such works as the 1958 novel Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which inspired an iconic film adaptation by the same name starring Audrey Hepburn.

He is also known for his nonfiction book, In Cold Blood. The 1965 novel was about a sensational murder case and Capote got to know the criminals accused of the crime while visiting them in jail. It was made into a movie and later a t.v. series. Several movies as well as television dramas have been made and adapted from stories, novels, and screenplays by Capote, such as Hello Stranger and The Grass Harp.

Capote was born on September 30, 1924, as Truman Streckfus Persons. His parents would get a divorce when Truman was just 4. He would live with relatives of his mother’s in Alabama in Monroeville. It would mark the beginning of an extended absence from his mother.

As a result, Truman was often lonely. He would learn how to read as well as write before he formally went into school. At just 8, he found out that he did have a talent for writing and spent his childhood honing that ability to write. He would start off his career by writing short stories.

He would go in 1933 to finally live in a home with his mother. She had remarried to Joseph Capote, a businessman that had been born in Cuba. The new father figure adopted Truman and so his name was changed legally to Capote. He was also enrolled in a private school. He graduated in 1952 and then started a job working at The New Yorker as a copy boy.

He continued to write. The short stories that he produced would be published to good acclaim and they eventually would get him into a happening circle of literary people and critics. His story “Miriam” in 1945 enjoyed such critical success that it would get the attention of Bennett Cerf, a publisher at Random House.

This would lead unexpectedly to Capote receiving the contract to write a novel. This would be his first fiction novel, “Other Voices, Other Rooms”. It would be published in 1948 and was a best seller. The book also got some attention and press due to a seductive photo of Capote which featured the author gazing out of the photo.

However, the book that would gain him the most fame and attention would be “In Cold Blood’. The journalistic nonfiction story was all about the horrific murder of a family in Kansas in their own home. Capote would spend an enormous amount of time working on this book, would dedicate four years to its composition, and did his research on the subject. He was also helped by Harper Lee, who was a friend and would be a fellow celebrated American literary author as well.

The success of the publication of In Cold Blood would be unrivaled by many other books that came out at the time. For Capote, it would be the height of his literary career. A popular culture touchstone and global bestseller, it was an engaging read made riveting due to insight gleaned by Capote from hours visiting with the men who were accused of murdering the innocent Clutter family in their Holcomb house.

Capote wrote a ton during the fifties and sixties, and would also launch into a social status that made him many new friends, famous and wealthy. He became a celebrity and would attempt to maintain that into the seventies by making appearances on talk shows for television. He never achieved the prolific pace he had set earlier again, publishing more rarely after the success of “Blood’ and suffering, dealing with addiction to alcohol. Capote would pass away at the age of 59 on August 25, 1984.

The first fictional novel to come out from Truman Capote is titled Other Voices, Other Rooms. The book was an early release and came out when the author was just 23 years of age. This is a literary classic and a touchstone for the mid-2oth century.

The book is a coming of age story that is somewhat autobiographical. It is the tale of young Joel Knox. At 13 years old, he has lost his mother and is now being set from the city of New Orleans to be with his father. He’ll be living there with the parent that actually abandoned him ever since he was born, so it’s going to be an adjustment.

Joel treks to Skully’s Landing, as the mansion decaying in the middle of Alabama’s rural area is called. Once he gets there, it seems that his father is nowhere in the area. He just finds that his stepmother Amy is there, a morose woman that does not seem all too cheerful. Joel also gets introduced to his cousin Randolph, who is a bit eccentric, and Idabel, a little girl that appears to be defiant but may just be a little bundle of love.

You can feel the weariness and the tiredness of Capote that comes through. This story deals with themes of lost innocence and hopes put to the side in a tale that could only have been written by an individual that went through it himself, all combined with a place and a time and the small pleasures of a world now gone by.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is another fantastic fictional novel written by author Truman Capote. Adapted into a Hollywood classic movie, this is one book you will definitely want to read and follow up with the film to compare the two!

Holly Golightly is the main character in this quirky and charming story about a girl and her cat. The time is the 1940s and the place is New York. The martinis are always flowing in New York at this time, from the hour of cocktails until breakfast hour at Tiffany’s.

Holly is gorgeous with tawny hair, fragile and pursued by millionaires and gangsters alike. She is a traveler and a breaker of hearts, endlessly perplexing, and a classic American character that you’ll fall in love with. Read this book and then watch the film to catch it all for yourself!

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