Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

It's New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany's. And nice girls don't, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveller, a tease. She is irrepressibly 'top banana in the shock depart It's New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany's. And nice girls don't,...

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Title:Breakfast at Tiffany's
Author:Truman Capote
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Breakfast at Tiffany's
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:142 pages pages

Breakfast at Tiffany's Reviews

  • Jessica
    May 29, 2007
    Holiday Golightly. She?s quirky, comical, and glamorous. She?s fashionable, in-the-know, and in-the-now. She?s lonely, lost, and waiting to be rescued. You couldn?t resist her charm if you tried, and you can?t help but fall in love with her. Well, at least in the Hollywoo...
  • Madeline
    Aug 05, 2008
    This is getting shelved under "The Movie is Better" but honestly, I can't decide which version I prefer. Because I am indecisive, let's make lists. Reasons The Movie Is Better: -Audrey Hepburn plays a considerably less racist and foul-mouthed Holly, which is nice. But let's be hone...
  • Paul Bryant
    Jun 14, 2015
    I?m struggling to figure out what makes this quite so great, it could be Truman?s beautiful limpid style which winds its sentences through your inner ear so that you might think that language itself had been melted and turned into vanilla frosting or it could be that this is the sw...
  • Fabian
    Jun 05, 2014
    A charming little anecdote about some ruby-rare bright young thing & ensuing crew--delightly-ful! To be read in a complete sitting in some secret well-lit garden with a basket of tea and crumpets. Necessary as stress relief and sweet as a caramel. Another plus for the already egoti...
  • Cecily
    Jun 06, 2010
    The theme that unites Breakfast at Tiffany's with the three much shorter stories in this volume is the powerful bond of friendship between unexpected people or in unusual circumstances. The title story is a male fantasy - so I wrote in 2010. Except that Capote was gay, so it's proba...
  • Brina
    Jul 07, 2016
    Fred, our story's narrator, has been called by Joe Bell the proprietor of Hamburg Heaven because he has heard about Holly. So begins Truman Capote's classic Breakfast at Tiffany's, the tale of New York society girl Holly Golightly. As soon as Fred hears about Holly, the story flashes b...
  • Lawyer
    Jan 01, 2010
    Breakfast at Tiffany's: Truman Capote's Novella of Love or Something Like It "If she was in this city I'd have seen her. You take a man that likes to walk, a man like me, a man's been walking in the streets going on ten or twelve years, and all those years he's got his eye out for ...
  • Esil
    May 30, 2018
    I listened to Breakfast at Tiffany's as an audio, which is a perfect way to absorb this one. I'd never seen the movie and I've never read the book, but the characters and story felt very familiar. This is probably because the dance between the naive adoring narrator and the elusive Hol...
  • J.L.   Sutton
    Jan 22, 2018
    I didn't know what to expect from Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, but I thoroughly enjoyed how Capote told his story. This backwards (at times almost nostalgic) glance at a life which had all but vanished from anything but memory (the whimsically kind and cruel and slightly tra...
  • Lyn
    Sep 15, 2016
    Delicious. Upon finishing Truman Capote?s 1958 brilliant short novel Breakfast at Tiffany?s my first thought was that Capote had been influenced heavily by F. Scott Fitzgerald?s 1925 Jazz Age masterpiece The Great Gatsby. I was intrigued further to find that several other revi...
  • Perry
    Nov 30, 2015
    "It's better to look at the sky than live there; such an empty place, so vague, just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear" [I'd forgotten how absolutely gorgeous Audrey Hepburn was] Until a few years ago, I'd only seen the trailer for the film version. The phra...
  • Margitte
    Feb 19, 2017
    Well, what can one say about Holly Golightly. She was beautiful, she was mean, she was independent, sometimes cruel, sometimes caring. Holly was as free as a bird, but shackled by her birth. She was temptress and torturer. She was glue and glamorous. Holly was light and darkness. She c...
  • Michelle
    Jan 08, 2016
    "Breakfast at Tiffany's", was a delightful film. I consider it a classic! As for the novel, well... I didn't know there was a novel! A novel by Truman Capote, whom I am not familiar with until Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for playing him.I was fortunate enough to discover this b...
  • Melissa
    Oct 03, 2016
    ?If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky.? Told in a reflective and almost lyrical tone, this is the story of a writer, referred to as 'Fred', who reminisces about the neighbor he fell for back in 1943. The thing is, I?m not sure if we ever ge...
  • Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
    Feb 28, 2013
    It?s a brilliant character sketch, 150 pages you can polish off in a day. The story of a fascinating, seriously flawed young woman who moves to New York in the 40?s leaving Hicksville (view spoiler)[ along with her husband & his children (hide spoiler)] behind and reinvents he...
  • Lynda
    Aug 15, 2013
    Marilyn or Audrey? Who do you think? When Audrey was cast, Truman Capote remarked: ?Paramount double-crossed me in every way and cast Audrey.? In one of the most iconic scenes in film history, it would be impossible to think of anybody other than Audrey Hepburn wearing the ?...
  • Matthew
    Jun 11, 2016
    As someone who grew up in the 90s, this was in my head the whole time I read this: I have never seen the movie, so the only idea I had in my mind is this iconic image of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly: But, what I actually got was this: Holly is crass and obnoxi...
  • Vit Babenco
    Jun 02, 2018
    Some persons live their life as if they?re just playing a game. And such is Holly Golightly ? she doesn?t live, she?s travelling light? Exactly like her name may suggest. Her bedroom was consistent with her parlor: it perpetuated the same camping-out atmosphere; crates and s...
  • Brian Yahn
    Aug 06, 2013
    How does one review something so good? Are there even words to do it? Here's my attempt: Holly Golightly is an interesting enough character to fill ten libraries. She crept into my thoughts regularly for months after reading the book, and I still think about her quite often to this ...
  • Duane
    Nov 01, 2013
    Holly Golightly, the heroine of Capote's 1958 novel, is one of the iconic characters in American literature. And Audrey Hepburn's portrayal in the movie three years later helped to assure Holly's immortality. ...
  • Carmen
    Apr 05, 2018
    Those final weeks, spanning end of summer and the beginning of another autumn, are blurred in memory, perhaps because our understanding of each other had reached that sweet depth where two people communicate more often in silence than in words: an affectionate quietness replaces the te...
  • Steven Godin
    Jun 10, 2018
    Attempted to read in my teens, didn't do anything for me. Twenty-five years later, and now more literary adept, gave it another go. With much better results. Boy oh boy, could he write!. It's New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany...
  • Jennifer Masterson
    Jul 08, 2016
    3 delicious hours of audio read by Mr. Michael C. Hall aka Dexter!!! What a wonderful performance of Truman Capote's novella! I saw the movie years ago but I've never read the book! I'm so happy to have listened to this edition of the audio! 5+++++Stars for the narrator! 5 Stars ...
  • Michael
    May 10, 2018
    Perhaps the most famous of Capote's works, Breakfast at Tiffany?s charms the reader with wit and a lively storyline. Its subject is the short-lived friendship between a straight woman and a gay man living in New York during the early '40s, its theme the yearning for deep connection a...
  • Jonathan Ashleigh
    Oct 15, 2015
    When I started reading this book, because I haven't seen the movie, I thought Audrey Hepburn's name was Tiffany. Through college I saw so many posters with her face and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" somewhere on the image and that is what stuck in my head and I still have a tough time think...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Feb 18, 2017
    A magnificent, elegant and historic classic, Breakfast at Tiffany's is a short but unforgettable book featuring a mysterious woman and the misadventures of her daily life in the 1940's. ...
  • Alex Farrand
    Jan 05, 2017
    My version of the classic novel included three other short stories written by Mr. Capote. I will give only a full review of Breakfast at Tiffany's though, because that story was my only interest. I almost didn't read the other short stories, because I simply didn't want to read them. B...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Mar 26, 2017
    Capote has a mesmerizing way with words. His description of the aptly named Holly Golightly is splendid and the character herself is a sort of blend of Daisy Buchanon and Madame Bovary. The friendship of the narrator Paul/"Fred" with Holly is beautifully and painfully described as are ...
  • Sidharth Vardhan
    Dec 18, 2016
    "Anyway, home is where you feel at home. I'm still looking." Ok, I no longer believe in 'never Judge a book by its cover'. I read this one mainly because of it's cover. Have you ever feared being trapped by love and similar demons? It is basically about that fear. "You've g...
  • Lucy Langford
    May 15, 2018
    4.0** had to bump this up to 4 stars after rereading. It's a delightful read and Holiday Golightly easily absorbs you into her life. "You can't give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do, the stronger they get.... if you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking ...