A House on the Heights by Truman Capote [FIRST EDITION] 2002

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A House on the Heights by Truman Capote 


Previously published in magazine and an anthology, this is the first stand alone edition of Capote's memoir of his days just across the bridge from manhattan, in Brooklyn Heights. 

Tight and seemingly unread copy with light wear.  Mild discoloration to jacket.  Reads as new. 

The tranquil life he led in the quiet enclave of Brooklyn Heights stood in sharp contrast to the glittering scene he adored on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge, but for a few years in the 1950's and '60's, Truman Capote happily made his home in a yellow brick house on Willow Street. By turns wistful and farcical, A House on the Heights vividly evokes a neighborhood Capote described as among Brooklyn's "splendid contradictions," a world of grand homes and dimly recalled gentility, of mysterious warehouses and cartoonish street thugs, of antiques and dowagers, a broad yard overhung with wisteria, and the famous Esplanade with its incomparable view—all rendered in Capote's deft and stylish prose.