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Breakfast at Tiffany's Paperback – 29 Jul 1999


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st Thus edition (29 July 1999)
  • ISBN-10: 0140290737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140290738
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PAPERBACK - Carefully read. Very clean and nice. Usual light spine creasing and only very light other signs of handling/storage.. The book has been inscribed inside by a previous owner. ** Meanwhile, it's just sitting on the shelf getting bored and waiting for a loving buyer! ** Sent within 1 working day by UK seller, available by email for queries. ** in stock in Wales. Please note this is not covered by Prime.

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In my desire to “finally read the book”, I have uncovered a literary treasure. It is such a rarity when short stories are able to leave you with an impression of depth and emotion. This particular edition contains four short stories, including the titular story. The review covers all of the stories as they each deserve individual attention.

Why did I like it so much? Truman Capote “drops” the reader into a story and introduces each character in such a manner that you feel as you have known them all your life. The language: its phrases, metaphors are so beautifully used, I wanted to drink them in to be refreshed.

I rate all of the stories 5 golden stars!

Breakfast At Tiffany’s (novella) –
‘Fred’, the narrator of the story, meets Holly Golightly soon after he moves into a brownstone house. He is intrigued by (and instantaneously attracted to) the young woman as she is everything opposite to him. He is reserved, steady and practical. She is a out-going, carefree and always trying to escape her world. He is bound by the mundane of everyday life. She is a free spirit. He is an aspiring writer. She is… well, she is an aspiring gold-digger. Thus begins their unlikely friendship.

Holly is presented as a woman who could charm any man and who loves to be the centre of attention. Her goal in life is to find a rich man and live a rich life. Wasn’t that an expectation of all women in the 1940s? (Isn’t that a lingering expectation of women even now?) However, Holly is also a contradiction to her own goal. Her philosophical discourses throughout the book show more depth to her internal world than she only shares with ‘Fred’. She constantly fights against being placed in a cage and always seeks a place to belong. “Home is where you feel at home.
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By Mark West on 26 Feb. 2015
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Opening in Autumn 1943, the unnamed narrator becomes friends with Holly Golighty, his downstairs neighbour in the Upper East Side brownstone they live in. She is a charming woman, a society girl who manipulates the men around her to give her money and gifts, hoping to marry one of them one day. As the friendship develops over the course of a year between the narrator and Holly - she calls him ‘Fred’ because he reminds her of her beloved brother - he finds himself falling under her spell and who wouldn’t - she fiesty and free-spirited, likes to shock people with revealing details of her personal life and sits out on the fire escape on summer evenings, playing the guitar as her hair dries. ‘Fred’ is a writer, observing everything around him and although he’s inclined to want to protect Holly, she seems more than capable of doing so herself, until a family tragedy, a blast from the past and a betrayal by a friend turn things on their head.
A brisk read, this is full of life and even though there are dark aspects to the story and characters, they don’t overwhelm at any time (well, apart from perhaps the once). War-time New York is seen and explored but always at a distance (at one point, ‘Fred’ worries about being drafted), with most of the story taking place either in the brownstone or at Joe Bell’s bar, where both of them are treated as friends.
The writing is deceptively simple, filled with beautifully constructed sentences and little throwaway lines that just build and build as the book goes on (“another night, deep in the summer, the heat of my room sent me out into the streets”). The characterisation is equally wonderful, from Joe Bell and Mag Wildwood (the stuttering former socialite and model, who muscles in on Holly’s men), Rusty Trawler, O. J.
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Brilliant book, as suspected and definitely excellent condition and value for money. Well worth it in every aspect, as this edition also has a few other Capote short stories which are in themselves lovely.Breakfast at Tiffany's
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bluebell2325 on 24 Nov. 2010
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This book had been on my "To Read" list for quite a while - it's very short and not at all what I expected. What is all the hype about??
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Holly Golightly is one of the most charming and memorable characters ever written 9 Jan. 2015
By Cornelia Amiri and Maeve Alpin - Published on Amazon.com
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I always wanted to read this book. I liked it a bit better than the movie as there was more details. Holly Golightly is one of the most charming and memorable characters ever written and she seems to define an era as a World War II New York City Party girl. Truman Capote could write in first person with a skill that few author's master. It's a fun yet somewhat sad and even haunting read. Having seen the film several times, I'm so glad I finally read the book.
Breakfast at Tiffany's 2 Mar. 2015
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This is my favorite movie, and the book is great too. Love the story and was a quick and easy read. Very relateable for the single girl of today.
I enjoyed the book almost as much 3 Jan. 2015
By Andrea F. Dew - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is listed on the "1,000 Books to Read Before You Die." I have, of course, seen the movie. I enjoyed the book almost as much.
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