Truman Capote's dazzling New York novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's" that inspired the classic 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn is beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'What I've found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany's. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; ...Read MoreTruman Capote's dazzling New York novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's" that inspired the classic 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn is beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'What I've found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany's. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind men in their nice suits...' Meet Holly Golightly - a free spirited, lop-sided romantic girl about town. With her tousled blond hair and upturned nose, dark glasses and chic black dresses, Holly is a style sensation wherever she goes. Her apartment rocks to Martini-soaked parties and she plays hostess to millionaires and gangsters alike. Yet Holly never loses sight of her ultimate dream - to find a real life place like Tiffany's that makes her feel at home. Full of sharp wit and exuberant, larger-than-life characters which vividly capture the restless, madcap era of 1940s New York, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" will make you fall in love, perhaps for the first time, with a book. "A master writer ...makes the heart sing and the narrative fly". ("The New York Times"). "The most romantic story ever written". (Alex James, "Guardian"). "One of the century's greatest storytellers". ("Independent on Sunday"). Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1925. By the age of fourteen he had already started writing short stories, some of which were published. After leaving school at fifteen he worked for the New Yorker, his first - and last - regular job. Following this Capote spent two years on a Louisiana farm where he wrote "Other Voices, Other Rooms" (1948). He lived, at one time or another, in Greece, Italy, Africa and the West Indies, and travelled in Russia and the Orient. Capote is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including "A Tree of Night and Other Stories" (1949), "The Grass Harp" (1951), "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1958), "In Cold Blood" (1965), which immediately became the centre of a storm of controversy on its publication, "Music for Chameleons" (1980) and "Answered Prayers" (1986). Truman Capote died in 1984.Read Less
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This book was a gift for my son, an Audrey Hepburn fan and has always enjoyed the film of same title. This book arrived quickly and in condition better than its description. Thank you.
Jul 21, 2011
Introducing Holly Golightly
Truman Capote's wistful memory novella, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, made a fine movie with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, but readers may be surprised at how different the original prose work is.
There was no George Peppard romantic lead -- by inference, we assume the narrator is gay. But Holly herself comes across as both more and less endearing than in the movie version. This fine piece centers on character development and takes place during World War II, lacking the "fun city" element Blake Edwards brought to the 1962 movie, but evoking a time and place that even then was fast slipping into history.
Highly recommended for people who want to know Capote beyond IN COLD BLOOD or who want to expand their Capote experience. Please note that the cover depicted may not be the one you receive.
Jun 22, 2008
Perhaps my all-time favorite
Poignant, insouciant, heartbreaking dare-I-say autobiography? I believe the author saw himself as Holly Golightly . Love the book. Love the movie. Love the soundtrack.
Nov 19, 2007
One of Capote's best-known works, this novel follows a young man's relationship with Holly Golightly, an enigmatic, loveable, independent woman who lives beside him in his flat. Capote's writing shines as he masterfully defines the very complex characters, making this one of his best fictional pieces.
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