176 pages, 7.55 × 4.93 × 0.63 in
January 13, 1994
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 067960085X
ISBN - 13: 9780679600855
From the Publisher
Breakfast at Tiffany's
House of Flowers
A Diamond Guitar
A Christmas Memory
From the Jacket
“Truman Capote is the most perfect writer of my generation. He writes the best sentences word for word, rhythm upon rhythm.”
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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From Our Editors
When she came to be in 1958, Holly Golightly, the irreverent cowgirl let loose in Manhattan, took readers by storm with her whirlwind of innocent confidence and wild insight. Budding from the pages of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Novel and Three Short Stories, Golightly is the darting embodiment of human anxiety, irregularity and fear. She traipses night to night and bed to bed without much stability beyond her breakfasts, which she spends in front of the display windows at the famous retailer's downtown flagship. In combination with House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar and A Christmas Memory, three of Capote's most acclaimed shorts, the famous novel serves as the perfect example of its author's style.
“Truman Capote is the most perfect writer of my generation. He writes the best sentences word for word, rhythm upon rhythm.”—Norman Mailer