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Breakfast at Tiffany's (Vintage International)
by Truman Capote

Published: 1993-09-28
Paperback : 160 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 ...

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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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by Beth4Books (see profile) 09/12/16

 
  "It was a short book, I can say that"by pdtimekeeper (see profile) 08/22/14

Movie was so much better and lighter. Out of 4 book club members no one cared for it. Guess I can see why magazine were hesitant to publish back in the day.

 
  "Breakfast at Tiffany's"by Felso (see profile) 04/15/13

I loved the movie so much better.

 
  "Breakfast at Tiffaney's"by wqmh67 (see profile) 03/22/13

It was a small book but packed a big wallop. I loved Capote's wording and the story overall. A classic that spawned wonderful movie that was very different but became a classic too.

 
  "BReakfast at Tiffanys"by Ruth (see profile) 09/21/10

Our book club thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and then watching the movie. Audrey Hepburn was a perfect Holly Golightly.

 
  "A great book to discuss!"by Debkeen (see profile) 03/13/09

 
  "Truman Capote's novella about Holly Golightly, a character you won't soon forget, and her lively wartime escapades in New York City."by tompatrice (see profile) 06/08/07

Some come to New York to seek fame and fortune, while others come to reinvent themselves. Holly Golightly travels "lightly" to NYC to escape her past and have a good time. Her wartime partying ways are... (read more)

 
  "Great collection of Capote's work that both inspires and annoys (I think Holly Golightly is one of the most annoying characters in fiction)."by Jamaine (see profile) 12/16/06

 
  "wonderfully written, captivating"by mariannegoldman (see profile) 12/15/06

 
  "Much better development of the characters, enjoyable read"by wendy4g (see profile) 12/15/06

Capote did not coat his odd/quirky characters in saccharine. His ability for storytelling carries you through to the end. Our group read the book and then watched the movie. So glad I read the book first.... (read more)

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