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Capote's women : a true story of love, betrayal, and a swan song for an era  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Capote's women : a true story of love, betrayal, and a swan song for an era

Leamer, Laurence, (author.).


Barbara 'Babe' Paley, Gloria Guinness, Marella Agnelli, Slim Hayward, Pamela Churchill, C. Z. Guest, Lee Radziwill-- they were the toast of midcentury New York, each beautiful and distinguished in her own way. These women captivated and enchanted Capote-- and infuriated him as well. He befriended them, received their deepest confidences, and then betrayed them in his unfinished novel, Answered Prayers, the thinly fictionalized lives (and scandals) of his closest female confidantes. Leamer shows that, in the late 1960s, Capote struggled with a crippling case of writer's block; Answered Prayers was supposed to be his magnum opus but instead banished Capote from high-society forever. -- adapted from back cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432896812 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1432896814 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 533 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: [Waterville, ME] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Gengage Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-529).
Formatted Contents Note:
Answered Prayers -- Babe in the Woods -- Lilies of the Valley -- Slim Pickings -- The Marital Game -- The Notorious Mrs. C -- A Tub of Butter -- Gloria in Excelsis -- "She Is" -- A Guest in the House -- A Time of Reckoning -- Only Maids Fall in Love -- Divided Lives -- Princess from an Ancient Realm -- Fairy Tales -- Everything -- "Naaaah, They're Too Dumb" -- The Good Pocket -- Afterword -- The Swans.
Subject: Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 > Friends and associates.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984. Answered prayers.
New York (N.Y.) > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Large type books.
New York (N.Y.) > Mœurs et coutumes > 20e siècle.
Écrivains américains > 20e siècle > Biographies.
Livres en gros caractères.
large print books.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.
Authors, American.
Large type books.
Manners and customs.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Large type books.

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