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    DescriptionThe tale of a fun-loving, amoral playgirl in New York City is accompanied by "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory"

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    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Truman Capote
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679600855
    ISBN 10: 067960085X

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    LC classification: PS3505.A59
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    B&T Approval Code: C26101742
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PS3505.A59 A6 1994
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    Edition statement
    New edition
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    31 January 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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 as its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.
    Review quote
    "Truman Capote is the most perfect writer of my generation. He writes the best sentences word for word, rhythm upon rhythm."--Norman Mailer
    Review text
    Excursions into other worlds of other depths have been the source material and trademark of Capo??'s literary career. Breakfast at Tiffany's a novelette and three short stories, is no exception and bears the indelible mark of Capote and an indication of his literary maturation. Holly Golightly, the heroine of the novelette, is the neurotic product of experience as a child-bride, girl-about-New York, pay-as-you-play. Innocent services to a dear Mr. Sally Tomato result in her complicity in gangsterdom. She takes a quick trip to Rio and soon discovers rich and duha?? Senor, forgetting, thereby, the insults wafted by a rich Brazilian of indefinable vocation, a Hollywood VIP, and a lost cat. The short stories, notably House of ?? are more reasonable. A girl from the mountains, who had turned prostitute, gives up all for love; an old prisoner revives his interest in life when Tico Feo, a soft-spoken Cuban boy, plays his diamond guitar; recollections of fruit-cake-making by a young child and his friend, an old woman. The vague undertones of homosexuality and the elements of weirdness are hot as pronounced as in former books. These stories are gentle, delicate and almost sound. (Kirkus Reviews)
    Back cover copy
    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.
    Flap copy
    Contains: Breakfast at Tiffany's House of Flowers A Diamond Guitar A Christmas Memory