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Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

Includes 3 other short stories.

Immortalised by Audrey Hepburn's sparkling performance in the 1961 film of the same name, Breakfast at Tiffany's is Truman Capote's timeless portrait of tragicomic cultural icon Holly Golightly, published as a novella by Penguin Classics.

It's New York in the 1940's, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany's. And nice girls don't, except, of course, for Holly Golightly - glittering socialite traveller, generally upwards, sometimes sideways and once in a while - down.

Pursued by to Salvatore 'Sally' Tomato, the Mafia sugar-daddy doing life in Sing Sing and 'Rusty' Trawler, the blue-chinned, cuff-shooting millionaire man about women about town, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveller, a tease.

She is irrepressibly 'top banana in the shock department', and one of the shining flowers of American fiction.

Details
  • Format : Thinner 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : Acceptable (Small stain at foot of front cover, otherwise Good)
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1958 (This Edition 2000 - Penguin Classics)
  • ISBN : 9780141182797
  • SKU : B001389
  • PPC : LL220gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Holiday Golightly. She’s quirky, comical, and glamorous. She’s fashionable, in-the-know, and in-the-now. She’s lonely, lost, and waiting to be rescued. You couldn’t resist her charm if you tried, and you can’t help but fall in love with her . . . but we get to go deeper than Holly’s exterior and see the scared and lonely girl at the core. She is terrified of being a caged animal, but also tired of being alone. She wants to seem as though she’s making a holiday out of life, but struggles with the need for stability and the desire for freedom.

The book I read also included three of Capote’s most famous stories, and I’d be remiss not to mention them as well: House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar, and A Christmas Memory. The three short stories are amazingly intimate and touching, illuminating different sides of human emotion." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Truman Garcia Capote was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Several of his short stories, novels, and plays have been praised as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's and the true crime novel In Cold Blood, which he labelled a "nonfiction novel".