Breakfast at Tiffany's (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 15, 2012 - Fiction - 192 pages
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In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.

This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in our language.” It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.


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Wonderful writing, but quite sad. - Goodreads
He makes it hard to read other books by comparison. - Goodreads
The prose was phenomenal. - Goodreads
plot, more action, but the message was good. - Goodreads
My only complaint is the abrupt ending. - Goodreads
Capote is so easy to read, i love it. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I didn't realize this was a short novella and not a full-length book. Amazing how many of the details, especially dialogue, they got into the movie. There were some differences, though, including the ... Read full review

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User Review  - B - Goodreads

I did not find any of the characters likable, nor did I find the escapades particularly interesting. Read full review

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