"The only sin she recognizes is hypocrisy." (Clarke)
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
By Truman Capote
First printing of this collection of short fiction, including the first book publication of the famed novella that became the basis for the film starring Audrey Hepburn.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
"Of all his characters, Truman later said, Holly was his favorite [...] She lives the Capote philosophy that Randolph and Judge Cool only talked about in OTHER VOICES and THE GRASS HARP; her whole life is an expression of freedom and an acceptance of human irregularities, her own as well as everybody else's." – Gerald Clarke
The power of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S lies primarily in the charisma of its heroine, Holly Golightly. Somehow managing to combine elegance and elevation with a life philosophy more reminiscent of the Beats, she remains an American icon in print and film. A beautiful copy.
Read more: Clarke, Capote: A Biography.
New York: Random House, (1958). 8'' x 5.25''. Original yellow cloth, gilt- and black-stamped spine. In original unclipped ($3.50) orange typographic dust jacket designed by Ismar David. , 179,  pages. Jacket spine sunned, else remarkably well preserved.
Fine in near-fine jacket.
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