Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories

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Vintage Books, 1958 - Fiction - 178 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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What an amazing writer. - Goodreads
ah! the ending broke my heart! - Goodreads
Here is Capote making prose fiction look effortless. - Goodreads
The Plot really engages the problems. - Goodreads
I think it would be easy to read and entertaining. - Goodreads
The pacing is perfect. - Goodreads

Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's

User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

I'm so glad I have finally read this. There is so much wonderful character-driven goodness here. Holly Golightly is of course iconic. And even if the movie version and Capote's image don't coincide ... Read full review

Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's

User Review  - Brianna Andreda - Goodreads

While this way a very good character sketch, I didn't really feel any way about this novella. Holly slept around and had a very unrealistic view of life. However everyone has dreams, but Holly just ... Read full review

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Truman Capote (1924-84) rose to international prominence in 1948 with the publication of his debut novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms. His other works of fiction include Breakfast at Tiffany's, A Tree of Night, The Grass Harp, and Summer Crossing, the author's long-lost first novel, which was rediscovered in 2004 and published by Random House in 2005. He is also the author of Portraits and Observations: The Essays of Truman Capote. His nonfiction novel In Cold Blood is widely considered one of the greatest books of the twentieth century.

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