Breakfast at Tiffanys by Truman CapoteIts New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffanys. And nice girls dont, 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 department, and one of the shining flowers of American fiction.
This edition also contains three stories: House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar and A Christmas Memory.
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The seemingly naive young girl who is sought out by wealthy men and looking to marry into money is befriended by struggling writer Paul Varjak George Peppard , a fellow inhabitant of a New York City apartment building. Here are some facts about the movie on its 55th anniversary. Shirley MacLaine said it was one of her biggest regrets. Kim Novak also said no. I have to operate entirely on instinct. It was Blake Edwards who finally persuaded me.
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Breakfast at Tiffany's is a novella by Truman Capote published in In it, a contemporary writer recalls his early days in New York City, when he makes the acquaintance of his remarkable neighbor, Holly Golightly, who is one of Capote's best-known creations. In autumn , the unnamed narrator befriends Holly Golightly. The two are tenants in a brownstone apartment in Manhattan 's Upper East Side. As such, she has no job and lives by socializing with wealthy men, who take her to clubs and restaurants, and give her money and expensive presents; she hopes to marry one of them. According to Capote, Golightly is not a prostitute but an "American geisha ".