Breakfast at Tiffany's Paperback – 29 Jul 1999
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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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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.Read more ›
Old fashioned language compared to today's, this made a refreshing change. A totally different world from today. A quick and easy, fulfilling read.
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.Read more ›
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just a beautiful little book in ever sense- one of my all time favourites and whenever I'm bored i always find myself picking it up and delving in to it for a few hours.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
4 short stories which are very well written and entertaining. Love this author. Extremely good value..Published 2 months ago by Lylie Edmondson
I really diddnt like how at the bottem of the page, it was translateing some words from German into english but other than that a good read.Published on 8 Nov. 2013 by chloe thompson
THIS PRODUCT CAME ON TIME, VERY WELL WRAPPED AND CLEAN. GOOD PRODUCT AND CLEAN. JUST AS ADVERTISED. WILL RECOMMEND. VERY OKPublished on 19 April 2013 by PM
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... Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2011 by Big Joan