Breakfast at Tiffany's / House of Flowers / A Diamond Guitar / A Christmas Memory
Breakfast at Tiffany's / House of Flowers / A Diamond Guitar / A Christmas Memory Author:Truman Capote Breakfast at Tiffany's — It's New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany's. And nice girls don't, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexe... more »r, a traveller, a tease. She is irrepressibly "top banana in the shock department", and one of the shining flowers of American fiction.
This edition also contains three short stories:
House of Flowers
Ottilie is entranced by a beautiful young man, and leaves her life and friends to live with him and his old grandmother, who seems to hate her.
The Diamond Guitar
This short story is set in a prison where convicts perform manual labor...the two main characters are Mr. Schaeffer and Tico Feo. They form a bond and agree to attempt an escape.
A Christmas Memory
Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls -- one young and one old -- and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals.« less