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Breakfast at Tiffany's: And Three Stories

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This is my author fantasy: me, Truman Capote, a front porch on a summer afternoon that stretches lazily into evening, and of course, mint juleps. I can't think of anyone else whose stories I'd rather hear told. Word for word, measure for measure, he's got the gift. Holly Golightly is one of the most charming, vexing, brilliantly created characters in American fiction. This novel is to be cherished. Maybe you've seen the movie, but if you haven't experienced the lushness and vitality of Capote's prose, his knock-your-socks-off characterization, then you ain't seen nothin' yet. And while the spirit of the film is much the same, there are subleties and complexities which make the book far richer. Also included in this edition are three stories, one of which is a favorite of mine, A Christmas Memory: and what a blessing it is.
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Publisher Comments:

This volume includes three of Capote's best-known stories, "House of Flowers, " "A Diamond Guitar, " and "A Christmas Memory, " in addition to his bestselling novel, Breakfast at Tiffany, the popular story of Holly Golightly--"a cross between Lolita and Auntie Mame" (Time).

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The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring

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From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Breakfast at Tiffany's — House of flowers — A diamond guitar — A Christmas memory.

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Dawn O, March 22, 2013 (view all comments by Dawn O)
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a well-known and much loved novella, movie, and now a play coming to Broadway. But what I loved in this volume was a new discovery: "A Christmas Memory," one of Truman Capote's most beloved stories. Highly autobiographical, the story is written from a very deep well, and its language took my breath away. It moved me to levels I hadn't experienced in literature in quite a while. I've since found out that, like "Breakfast at Tiffany's," it was adapted into other media; but I highly recommend reading it, simply for the power of its words.
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Sarah Knowles, August 30, 2006 (view all comments by Sarah Knowles)
Whether or not you?ve read the book/seen the film, you recognize the name Holly Golightly, the character who this book (and the simultaneously smitten and revolted antagonist, Mr. Bell) revolves around. At the start of the novel, we see her as a shallow, materialistic, ignorant man-eater, but by the end, Capote miraculously manages to develop her into far more of a complex character than I expected. She is multi-dimensionally tragic; we emphathize with rather than pity her. The breadth of character growth and story twists that Capote manages to pack in to something so brief is not to be missed.




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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679745655
Author:
Capote, Truman
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
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New York :
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Literary
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Fiction
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Classics
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Humorous Stories
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Short Stories (single author)
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American fiction (fictional works by one author)
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Short stories
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New York
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Christmas stories
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Humorous fiction
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Romance Norte Americano
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
House Ex. doc 1
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.94x5.28x.54 in. .46 lbs.

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This is my author fantasy: me, Truman Capote, a front porch on a summer afternoon that stretches lazily into evening, and of course, mint juleps. I can't think of anyone else whose stories I'd rather hear told. Word for word, measure for measure, he's got the gift. Holly Golightly is one of the most charming, vexing, brilliantly created characters in American fiction. This novel is to be cherished. Maybe you've seen the movie, but if you haven't experienced the lushness and vitality of Capote's prose, his knock-your-socks-off characterization, then you ain't seen nothin' yet. And while the spirit of the film is much the same, there are subleties and complexities which make the book far richer. Also included in this edition are three stories, one of which is a favorite of mine, A Christmas Memory: and what a blessing it is.

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