Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Early Stories
Truman Capote


Written when Truman Capote was in his teens and twenties, these recently-discovered short stories give a rare insight into an American icon.¬†Tales of disappointed lovers, ageing spinsters, hoboes and murderous housewives, of yearning, poverty, despair, compassion, wit and wonder, they show us the boy from Alabama who became one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated literary voices.

Paperback, 192pp
Penguin Books, 2017
ISBN 9780241202425