Breakfast at Tiffany's
By (author) Truman Capote
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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Book DescriptionStarring its heroine, Holly Golightly, from the popular ">Breakfast at Tiffany's", this volume also contains three of Truman Capote's best-known short stories: "House of Flowers", "A Diamond Guitar", and "A Christmas Memory".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679600855
(190mm x 127mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 31-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Truman Capote
In Cold Blood, Hardback (June 2013)View all books by Truman Capote
Originally published: New York: Random House, c1965.
US Kirkus Review » Excursions into other worlds of other depths have been the source material and trademark of Capo??'s literary career. Breakfast at Tiffany's a novelette and three short stories, is no exception and bears the indelible mark of Capote and an indication of his literary maturation. Holly Golightly, the heroine of the novelette, is the neurotic product of experience as a child-bride, girl-about-New York, pay-as-you-play. Innocent services to a dear Mr. Sally Tomato result in her complicity in gangsterdom. She takes a quick trip to Rio and soon discovers rich and duha?? Senor, forgetting, thereby, the insults wafted by a rich Brazilian of indefinable vocation, a Hollywood VIP, and a lost cat. The short stories, notably House of ?? are more reasonable. A girl from the mountains, who had turned prostitute, gives up all for love; an old prisoner revives his interest in life when Tico Feo, a soft-spoken Cuban boy, plays his diamond guitar; recollections of fruit-cake-making by a young child and his friend, an old woman. The vague undertones of homosexuality and the elements of weirdness are hot as pronounced as in former books. These stories are gentle, delicate and almost sound. (Kirkus Reviews)
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