Newly discovered Capote manuscript goes up for auction

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December 02 2004 1:00 AM ET

A manuscript of Truman Capote's unpublished first novel has been found in a box of papers and will be auctioned Friday at Sotheby's. The first draft of Summer Crossing--the story of a 17-year-old girl who has been left in New York while her parents spend the summer in Europe--was at the bottom of a box of Capote manuscripts and photos that was consigned by a relative of Capote's former house sitter. Sotheby's estimates the manuscript will sell for $70,000 to $100,000. (AP)

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