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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With the irrepressible Holly Golightly, Truman Capote identified an enduring American archetype. During World War II in New York City, an unnamed narrator makes the unwitting acquaintance of Golightly, a plucky master of self-invention who clings to the belief that a playfully mischievous present can obscure a painful past. In the mold of The Catcher in the Rye or The Great Gatsby, Breakfast at Tiffany’s immortalizes a flawed and magnetic character whose inner world is only as messed up as the actual world she’s living in.
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A Reckless Survivor
Most of us seem allured by the happy-go-lucky attitudes some people possess. It is not easy to let go and allow life to be. Yet, Holly "Go-lightly" seems to have it in her blood.
She makes the best out of life, stumbles and pushes through. Reckless and inconsiderate, but also admirable. Holly's sense of detachment makes her one unique character.
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