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Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories (Modern Library)by Truman Capote
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Starring 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".
The tale of a fun-loving, amoral playgirl in New York City is accompanied by "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory".
This is a story that was first published in 1958. This wacky hillbilly-turned-playgirl who lives in a Manhattan brownstone shares not only his philosophy of freedom and acceptance of human irregularities but also his fears and anxieties--'the mean reds' she calls them. For her the cure is to jump into a taxi and head for Tiffany's; nothing bad could happen, she says, amid 'that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets, and her dream is to have breakfast in that soothing setting.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
House of Flowers
A Diamond Guitar
A Christmas Memory
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