Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories

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Random House, 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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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  - Tcmacd77 - Goodreads

Breakfast at Tiffany's was a very enjoyable quick read. Nothing earth shattering for me but definitely worth a read. The next two short stories in the book were alright. The final story "A Christmas ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

The novella is wonderful. So many contemporary manic pixie dream girls are based on Holly Golightly, so I was surprised by how rich and interesting she was in this book. So often, these characters are ... 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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