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Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Author: Truman Capote
This volume includes three of Capote's best-known stories, "House of Flowers, " "A Diamond Guitar, " and "A Christmas Memory, " in addition to his bestselling novel, Breakfast at Tiffany, the popular story of Holly Golightly--"a cross between Lolita and Auntie Mame" (Time).
ISBN-13: 9780679745655
ISBN-10: 0679745653
Publication Date: 9/28/1993
Pages: 192
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 204 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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scrapbooklady avatar reviewed Breakfast at Tiffany's on + 472 more book reviews
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"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is probably the best introduction to Capote's work. Holly Golightly represents a figure that so many millions of people have come to Manhattan to try to become. Capote's ability to sustain this dream in prose, even though Holly is not much more than a stylish whore, is what has kept this short, breezy-yet-tragic postwar novel in print for over 50 years. A real classic.
HannaM avatar reviewed Breakfast at Tiffany's on + 64 more book reviews
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breakfast at tiffany's is a classic that is so enjoyable that you forget that it is a classic. i love how holly golightly is always viewed from an outsiders perspective, she seems so tragic and yet so oddly contented and real. Capote wrote someone who was too much to be real but you viewed her as real anyway just because you wanted to. The other short stories were also fun quick well written reads but as the title suggests the best piece in the collection was by far Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name 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 naivete continue to charm.
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The title novella is the story of Holly Golightly: bawd, hussy, tramp, harlot, slut, trollop, whore, prostitute, courtesan, strumpet, quean, slattern, wench, concubine, or is she? Cocotte may describe her best. At any rate, this is one of the best character studies that youll find anywhere, even though she is still somewhat of a paradox. As a extra, you get three short stories that were previously published only in periodicals: typical New Yorker magazine stuff that you can well afford to skip: House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar, and A Christmas Memoir.
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This could be a one-night read; it is short but engrosing. The author made each character memorable, even those mentioned briefly.The setting (New York City) and characters are very different from my life (small town) but it was an interesting story. The movie gave a slightly different slant to the main character so reading the "original" gave new perspective.
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Reading Capote's tale of Holly Golightly is a treat, whether you've seen the movie or not. Such interesting and colorful characters - you feel like you truly have spent personal time with each of them. Also included in the book are the short stories, "House of Flowers," A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory."
virago avatar reviewed Breakfast at Tiffany's on + 267 more book reviews
I remembered enjoying the movie, but I hated this book. It was hard to get into, even with C. Michael Hall's narration. I didn't like the story or the characters as they were not likeable--particularly Holly. And don't get me started on the poor cat, who had no name and deserved better. I figured I would adore the book since I liked the movie; however, I am now beginning to rethink my enjoyment of the film.