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Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories
     

Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories

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by Truman Capote
 

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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

Overview

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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From the Publisher
“Truman Capote is the most perfect writer of my generation. He writes the best sentences word for word, rhythm upon rhythm.”—Norman Mailer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679745655
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
First Vintage International Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
34,362
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 30, 1924
Date of Death:
August 25, 1984
Place of Birth:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Place of Death:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
Trinity School and St. John's Academy in New York City and Greenwich High School in Connecticut

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Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE THIS BOOK! READ IT EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS B/C IT'S LIKE REVISITING AN OLD FRIEND--- CAPOTE WAS A GENIUS W/WORDS, BUT I HAVE TO DISAGREE W/HIM ABOUT HOLLY; I KNOW HE WAS SAID TO HAVE MARILYN MONROE IN MIND AS HOLLY, BUT COULD U IMAGINE ANYONE BUT AUDREY HEPBURN BRINGING HER "PSEUDO"-SOPHISTICATION TO LIFE? I LOVE MM, BUT SHE COULDN'T PULL IT OFF IN A MILLION YEARS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Capote short stories, but this novel is quite as good. So better than the movie!
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TheBell More than 1 year ago
As usual the book is better than the movie - the depth is in the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was a voice over by the author with the words of the author. Breakfast worked as movie because it was descriptive of a person abd the actress fit the role. The author was a writer whose works you remember whether you liked them or not.
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So far so good trumaan is an amazing author
WJean More than 1 year ago
This book is good for book clubs to for a lively discussion with the questions printed out on line.
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cathieag More than 1 year ago
A beautifully and well written story. I've seen the movie but reading it presents a whole other visual view. Recommend to all. Truman is at his best. I didn't want to put it down until it was finished.
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loved it and the other short stories too
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Some of the most beautiful words ever written!
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I had previously read anything by Truman Capote, but I was surprised at how much I like the style of writing. The stories in this book are interesting and easy to read. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can not remain free while being free spirited. Constant search will bring you nowhere. Restless mind will fail you. May be you are not smart at all just desperate for action or attention. Learn to take care of yourself first. If you choose to remain care free then prepare to get hurt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie was spectacular! Audrey Hepburn brought such exuberance to her role! I'm scared to read the book because I think that it won't be as good as the movie but, I've gotta try it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want my kund of book, either that or its just bad!