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In Cold Blood: Introduction
In Cold Blood: Plot Summary
In Cold Blood: Detailed Summary & Analysis
In Cold Blood: Themes
In Cold Blood: Quotes
In Cold Blood: Characters
In Cold Blood: Symbols
In Cold Blood: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Truman Capote
Historical Context of In Cold Blood
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- Full Title: In Cold Blood
- When Written: 1959-1964
- Where Written: USA
- When Published: 1966
- Literary Period: Postmodern
- Genre: Novel/True Crime
- Setting: Holcomb, Kansas
- Climax: Dick Hickok and Perry Smith are captured in Las Vegas
- Point of View: Third person omniscient
Extra Credit for In Cold Blood
Party Animal: In November 1966, Capote threw The Black and White Ball, which became one of the most infamous parties of the sixties.
Picture This: Much of the uproar over Capote’s 1948 debut Other Voices, Other Rooms had less to do with the contents of the book and more to do with his author photograph. Taken by Harold Halma, the photograph depicts a young Capote on a chaise lounge, shooting the camera an outrageous come-hither stare.