By Truman Capote
Immortalised via Audrey Hepburn's gleaming functionality within the 1961 movie of an identical identify, Breakfast at Tiffany's is Truman Capote's undying portrait of tragicomic cultural icon Holly Golightly, released in Penguin smooth Classics. it is ny within the Nineteen Forties, the place the martinis stream from cocktail hour until eventually breakfast at Tiffany's. And great women do not, other than, after all, for Holly Golightly: glittering socialite tourist, in general upwards, occasionally sideways and on occasion - down. Pursued via to Salvatore 'Sally' Tomato, the Mafia sugar-daddy doing existence in Sing Sing and 'Rusty' Trawler, the blue-chinned, cuff-shooting millionaire guy approximately ladies approximately city, Holly is a delicate eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nostril, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveler, a tease. She is irrepressibly 'top banana within the surprise deparment', and one of many shining flora of yankee fiction. This version additionally comprises 3 tales: 'House of Flowers', 'A Diamond Guitar' and 'A Christmas Memory'. Truman Capote (1924-84) was once born in New Orleans. He left college while he used to be fifteen and hence labored for the recent Yorker, which supplied his first - and final - standard task. He wrote either fiction and non-fiction - brief tales, novels and novellas, shuttle writing, profiles, reportage, memoirs, performs and flicks; his different works contain In chilly Blood (1965), track for Chameleons (1980) and responded Prayers (1986), all of that are released in Penguin sleek Classics. should you loved Breakfast at Tiffany's, it's possible you'll like Capote's In chilly Blood, additionally on hand in Penguin glossy Classics. 'One of the 20 th century's such a lot gorgeously romantic fictions' day-by-day Telegraph 'The so much ideal author of my new release ...I wouldn't have replaced phrases of Breakfast at Tiffany's' Norman Mailer
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She looked at me blankly, and rubbed her nose, as though it tickled: a gesture, seeing often repeated, I came to recognize as a signal that one was trespassing. Like many people with a bold fondness for volunteering intimate information, anything that suggested a direct question, a pinning-down, put her on guard. She took a bite of apple, and said: "Tell me something you've written. " "That's one of the troubles. " "Whiskey and apples go together. Fix me a drink, darling. " Very few authors, especially the unpublished, can resist an invitation to read aloud.
But our acquaintance did not make headway until September, an evening with the first ripple-chills of autumn running through it. I'd been to a movie, come home and gone to bed with a bourbon nightcap and the newest Simenon: so much my idea of comfort that I couldn't understand a sense of unease that multiplied until I could hear my heart beating. It was a feeling I'd read about, written about, but never before experienced. The feeling of being watched. Of someone in the room. Then: an abrupt rapping at the window, a glimpse of ghostly gray: I spilled the bourbon.
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Breakfast at Tiffany's: WITH House of Flowers (Penguin Modern Classics) by Truman Capote