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
ah! the ending broke my heart! - Goodreads
The prose was phenomenal. - Goodreads
Capote is so easy to read, i love it. - Goodreads
The Plot really engages the problems. - Goodreads
Capote is that balance between style and storytelling. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Alison Giese - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book overall, and am glad I read it, but I really couldn't stand Holly Golightly, which is why I gave it 3 stars instead of 4. Read full review

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User Review  - Jade - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this novella. I find Holly very relatable (don't know what that says about me). Now time to watch the movie =) Read full review

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