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By Truman Capote

Immortalised via Audrey Hepburn's glowing functionality within the 1961 movie of a similar identify, Breakfast at Tiffany's is Truman Capote's undying portrait of tragicomic cultural icon Holly Golightly, released in Penguin smooth Classics. it really is big apple within the Forties, the place the martinis circulation from cocktail hour until breakfast at Tiffany's. And great women do not, other than, in fact, for Holly Golightly: glittering socialite tourist, as a rule upwards, occasionally sideways and every so often - down. Pursued through to Salvatore 'Sally' Tomato, the Mafia sugar-daddy doing lifestyles in Sing Sing and 'Rusty' Trawler, the blue-chinned, cuff-shooting millionaire guy approximately ladies approximately city, Holly is a delicate eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nostril, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveler, a tease. She is irrepressibly 'top banana within the surprise deparment', and one of many shining plant life of yankee fiction. This variation additionally includes 3 tales: 'House of Flowers', 'A Diamond Guitar' and 'A Christmas Memory'. Truman Capote (1924-84) used to be born in New Orleans. He left tuition whilst he was once fifteen and for that reason labored for the recent Yorker, which supplied his first - and final - normal activity. He wrote either fiction and non-fiction - brief tales, novels and novellas, go back and forth writing, profiles, reportage, memoirs, performs and movies; his different works comprise In chilly Blood (1965), track for Chameleons (1980) and spoke back Prayers (1986), all of that are released in Penguin glossy Classics. if you happen to loved Breakfast at Tiffany's, you may like Capote's In chilly Blood, additionally on hand in Penguin sleek Classics. 'One of the 20 th century's so much gorgeously romantic fictions' day-by-day Telegraph 'The so much ideal author of my new release ...I don't have replaced phrases of Breakfast at Tiffany's' Norman Mailer

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I'll never get used to anything. " Her dispraising eyes surveyed the room again. " I motioned toward a table tall with books and paper. " "I thought writers were quite old. Of course Saroyan isn't old. I met him at a party, and really he isn't old at all. In fact," she mused, "if he'd give himself a closer shave ... " "That's not bad. I can't get excited by a man until he's forty-two. I know this idiot girl who keeps telling me I ought to go to a head-shrinker; she says I have a father complex.

J. " As they sang they took turns spin-dancing a girl over the cobbles under the El; and the girl, Miss Golightly, to be sure, floated round in their, arms light as a scarf. But if Miss Golightly remained unconscious of my existence, except as a doorbell convenience, I became, through the summer, rather an authority on hers. I discovered, from observing the trash-basket outside her door, that her regular reading consisted of tabloids and travel folders and astrological charts; that she smoked an esoteric cigarette called Picayunes; survived on cottage cheese and melba toast; that her vari-colored hair was somewhat self-induced.

The robe was all she was wearing. "I'm sorry if I frightened you. But when the beast got so tiresome I just went out the window. I think he thinks I'm in the bathroom, not that I give a damn what he thinks, the hell with him, he'll get tired, he'll go to sleep, my God he should, eight martinis before dinner and enough wine to wash an elephant. Listen, you can throw me out if you want to. I've got a gall barging in on you like this. But that fire escape was damned icy. And you looked so cozy. Like my brother Fred.

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