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Breakfast at Tiffany's (Essential Penguin) Paperback – September 3, 1998
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Breakfast at Tiffany's revolves around Holly Golightly, the former starlet and cafe society item, who floats lightly through life (like cotton fibers in the wind) looking for where she belongs. Ms. Golightly is and will remain one of the most original and intriguing characters in American fiction. Like a magician, she is both more and less than she seems. But she has an appreciation for people and animals that goes to the core of her soul that will touch you (if you are like me), especially in her desire that they and she be free.
The novel has a harder edge and is more revealing about human nature than the movie is. Of the two, I suggest you start with the novel and graduate to the movie. You will appreciate the portrayal by Audrey Hepburn of the inner Holly more that way. The same humor is in both the novel and the movie, as well as the innocent look at life for what it can be, believing in the potential of things to work out for the best.Read more ›
Breakfast at Tiffany's - if you already do not know what its about, may be because you haven't read it - the plot is simple: It is about lost dreams, sometimes unrequited love and a whole lot of wit, profundity and the chance to go the whatever length in order to get what one wants. It is about Holiday Golightly [love the play of words] and her life or rather a fragment of her life, as seen through the eyes of the narrator Paul. Paul who loves Holly like all the other men in her life. Holly, who is also an escort/call girl. A girl who is all of twenty and possesses the wisdom of a thirty-year old without losing her naivety. Who believes that one mustn't betray friends, no matter what. Who jumps into a cab and visits "Tiffany & Co." when she gets the `mean reds'. Holly is everything and more. She is promiscuous. She is brazen. She does things like stealing masks and as Billy Joel would put it, "She's always a woman to me"...Read more ›
Like I said, I'm a grown man, really unaccustomed to shedding tears especially if induced by a book. But it happened.
As for Breakfast at Tiffany's - Holly Golightly is something else. In the end, you pity her because you know, that she will never find her Tiffany anywhere in the world. The curse of the wandering soul has left her alone and lonely.
Brilliant. I can't say enough to recommend this brilliant book. Read it first, and then watch the movie. Though Peppard and Hepburn proved worthy actors, the soul of the book, the innocence and the stark realization of real life is not as clearly depicted as in the book.
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I love the story, the book was in ok condition but it was a little warped from water or something getting on it. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by michelle t.
I decided to read Breakfast at Tiffany’s because of the iconic movie in which Audrey Hepburn plays the eccentric 19-year-old Holly Golightly. Read morePublished 2 days ago by CT
Breakfast at Tiffany's was a well written book,but I did not like the abnormal amount of names that kept being brought up. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Robert Scotti
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote is a classic. Something noticeable from reading books that have earned such an honorary title is that though they all contain tales with a... Read morePublished 7 days ago by AEjcs
A classic for a good reason. This book is lovely, and if like many of us, you've seen the movie before reading the book, the ending will surprise you.Published 8 days ago by CM
After watching the movie a zillion times, I figured I'd read the book. SO interesting. The other short stories were equally as entertaining yet extremely different.Published 8 days ago by Carly Dobryman
A longtime fan, I had not happened on this collection before. I'm certain I wouldn't have forgotten. I'm going to find more now.Published 9 days ago by Reba Dav
I enjoyed reading Breakfast at Tiffany's. I had seen the movie prior to reading the book, and I enjoyed the story much more when reading it. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
a classic, so much better than the lousy screenplay adapted for film!!!Published 1 month ago by Chicago Gourmand