by Truman Capote
Published by Vintage Books • November 6, 2008 (1958)
160 Pages • ISBN 978-0679745655 • Paperback
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In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.
This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in our language.” It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.
A perennial favorite, I recently listened to the Audible edition narrated by Michael C. Hall and was delighted to find that he brings as much heart and soul to Holly Golightly & Co as I find when reading it in print.
If you’ve only ever seen the film (which is a fantastic movie, IMHO), or you are entirely unacquainted with Holly, do yourself a favor a pick up this book. It’s a slim volume and won’t take much time at all to read, but I promise you won’t be disappointed.