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Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
Published: October 12, 1958 by Random House
Category: Novella, Classics, Short-Stories
I hate to admit it, but I have never read this book! As an Audrey Hepburn fan, I love the movie – its one of my go-tos on rainy days. I recently bought my own copy and aim to read it before the end of 2018. I didn’t even realize it was actually a novella.
First published in 1958, they would go on to release the movie in 1961: Holly Golightly being one of Hepburn’s most iconic roles.
I have dressed up as Golightly twice for costume parties: the first being for what she was most remembered by: black dress, black hat, pearls and cigarette holder; the second as the wardrobe from the end scene with “cat” even making an appearance. The funny thing is, I hate Halloween and dressing up but any excuse to be Audrey Hepburn for the day and I am in.
My best friend is also a book lover. In this picture our costume theme was “literary characters.” She went as Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s quotes:
“What I’ve found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany’s. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there.”
“Never love a wild thing…If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.”
“I don’t mean I’d mind being rich and famous. That’s very much on my schedule and someday I’ll try to get around to it.”
“What I’ve found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany’s. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind men in their nice suits…”
Meet Holly Golightly – a free spirited, lop-sided romantic girl about town. With her tousled blond hair and upturned nose, dark glasses and chic black dresses, Holly is a style sensation wherever she goes. Her apartment rocks to Martini-soaked parties and she plays hostess to millionaires and gangsters alike. Yet Holly never loses sight of her ultimate dream – to find a real-life place like Tiffany’s that makes her feel at home.
Full of sharp wit and exuberant, larger-than-life characters, which vividly capture the restless, madcap era of 1940s New York, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ will make you fall in love, perhaps for the first time, with a book.
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