By Truman Capote
Immortalised via Audrey Hepburn's gleaming functionality within the 1961 movie of a similar identify, Breakfast at Tiffany's is Truman Capote's undying portrait of tragicomic cultural icon Holly Golightly, released in Penguin sleek Classics. it truly is manhattan within the Nineteen Forties, the place the martinis circulation 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 most cases upwards, occasionally sideways and on occasion - down. Pursued by means of to Salvatore 'Sally' Tomato, the Mafia sugar-daddy doing lifestyles in Sing Sing and 'Rusty' Trawler, the blue-chinned, cuff-shooting millionaire guy approximately girls 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 vegetation of yankee fiction. This variation additionally includes 3 tales: 'House of Flowers', 'A Diamond Guitar' and 'A Christmas Memory'. Truman Capote (1924-84) used to be born in New Orleans. He left tuition while he was once fifteen and as a result labored for the hot Yorker, which supplied his first - and final - general activity. He wrote either fiction and non-fiction - brief tales, novels and novellas, go back and forth writing, profiles, reportage, memoirs, performs and flicks; his different works contain In chilly Blood (1965), song for Chameleons (1980) and spoke back Prayers (1986), all of that are released in Penguin smooth Classics. when you loved Breakfast at Tiffany's, chances are you'll like Capote's In chilly Blood, additionally on hand in Penguin smooth Classics. 'One of the 20th century's so much gorgeously romantic fictions' day-by-day Telegraph 'The so much excellent author of my new release ...I should not have replaced phrases of Breakfast at Tiffany's' Norman Mailer
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She loosened a gray flannel robe off her shoulder, to show me evidence of what happens if a man bites. The robe was all she was wearing. "I'm sorry if I frightened you. But when the beast got so tiresome I just went out the window. I think he thinks I'm in the bathroom, not that I give a damn what he thinks, the hell with him, he'll get tired, he'll go to sleep, my God he should, eight martinis before dinner and enough wine to wash an elephant. Listen, you can throw me out if you want to. I've got a gall barging in on you like this.
She put down her knitting needles. " Holly said Hmn, and swiped the cat's whiskers with her lacquer brush. "If only I could get used to the idea of m-m-marrying a Brazilian. And being a B-b-brazilian myself. It's such a canyon to cross. " "Why on earth would they be teaching P-p-portu-guese? It isn't as though anyone spoke it. No, my only chance is to try and make José forget politics and become an American. " She sighed and picked up her knitting. "I must be madly in love. You saw us together.
I could hear Mr. Yunioshi's silence: hear, because it was accompanied by an audible change of breath. " he said. The girl laughed. "Sometime," she answered, slurring the word. "Any time," he said, and closed his door. I went out into the hall and leaned over the banister, just enough to see without being seen. She was still on the stairs, now she reached the landing, and the ragbag colors of her boy's hair, tawny streaks, strands of albino-blond and yellow, caught the hall light. It was a warm evening, nearly summer, and she wore a slim cool black dress, black sandals, a pearl choker.
Breakfast at Tiffany's: WITH House of Flowers (Penguin Modern Classics) by Truman Capote