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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote is a 161-page hardcover published by The Modern Library, first published in 1958 by Random House, this copy is the 1994 Modern Library Edition.  The dust jacket has minor shelf wear but is clean.  Inside, the book is tight and the pages are crisp and clean.  The condition is very good.

Book Summary

When Breakfast at Tiffany's was first published in 1958, Time magazine described its heroine, Holly Golightly, as "the hottest kitten ever to hit the typewriter keys of Truman Capote.  She's a cross between a grown-up Lolita and a teen-age Auntie Mame...alone and a little afraid in a lot of beds she never made."  Of all his characters, Capote later said, Holly was hi favorite, and it is easy to see why.  This wacky hillbilly-turned-playgirl who lives in a Manhattan brownstone shares not only his philosophy of freedom and acceptance of human irregularities but also his fears and anxieties--"the mean reds" she calls them.   For her the cure is to jump into a taxi and head for Tiffany's; nothing bad could happen, she says, amid "that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets," and her dream is to have breakfast in that soothing setting. 

"Holly Golightly is outre, funny, touching--and real," remarked The Atlantic.  This volume also includes three  of Capote's best-known short stories:  "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory," which the Saturday Review called "one of the most moving stories in the language."

ISBN:  0-679-60085-X

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