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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The vague undertones of homosexuality and the elements of weirdness are not as pronounced as in former books. These stories are gentle, delicate and almost sound.Read Full Review of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Th... | See more reviews from Kirkus
It is a solid, heartfelt performance that never lapses into corny sentimentality and will stay with the listener well after the last chapter.Read Full Review of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Th... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
It’s an autumnal story, gentle and sad, lonely and tender, its scenes fluttering with falling leaves. It begins and ends in fall, and the narrator first meets Holly Golightly in September...I’ve never thought about the book all that much, about what it means, or why I like it so. I just want to read it when the mornings are crisp.Read Full Review of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Th...
All in all, this short novella is a joy to read. Capote’s writing is typically rich and lyrical. He describes this woman in such a way that you get the sense he has moulded her on someone that intrigued him, that held some allure or had an aura of mysticism that left a deep impression.Read Full Review of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Th...
I loved the novella on it's own just as much as the film. Capote's writing is pitch perfect with not a word wasted. It flows wonderfully and it's so easy to just read this 111 page novella in one sitting.Read Full Review of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Th...
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