Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories

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Vintage Books, 1993 - 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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Capote's answer to Isherwood's Sally Bowles, this jewel of a novella is nevertheless unique. It takes place in New York City and shows Capote's fascination for interesting characters. Better than the movie (though I love Audrey!) because it has a harder edge. Read full review

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A gem. A masterpiece. Capote's spot-on dialogue tells the story, rather than rely on description. The date I've recorded is when our book club discussed it, but I had read this novella a couple of ... 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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