Breakfast at Tiffany's

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 15, 2012 - Fiction - 192 pages
34 Reviews

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 na´vetÚ 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.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
17
4 stars
7
3 stars
4
2 stars
3
1 star
3

Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

You can almost hear Moon River singing through your head while reading Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's. The 1961 film based on the novella is so embedded in our consciousness as a true romantic ... Read full review

Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's

User Review  - Commodore Russo - Goodreads

I enjoyed Breakfast at Tiffany 's, especially once I started reading it as a prototype of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope done very right. The middle story was alright, and I loved A Christmas Memory. Read full review

All 13 reviews »

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring
as its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

Bibliographic information