By Truman Capote
In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a lady whose identify has entered the yankee idiom and whose type is part of the literary panorama. Holly Golightly understands that not anything undesirable can ever ensue to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté proceed to charm.
This quantity additionally contains 3 of Capote's best-known tales, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review known as “one of the main relocating tales in our language.” it's a story of 2 innocents—a small boy and the outdated girl who's his most sensible friend—whose sweetness includes a not easy, sharp kernel of truth.
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It’s too hard; and if you’re intelligent, it’s too embarrassing. I don’t mean I’d mind being rich and famous. “Rusty! “Poor slob,” she said, tickling his head, “poor slob without a name. It’s a little inconvenient, his not having a name. But I haven’t any right to give him one: he’ll have to wait until he belongs to somebody. We just sort of took up by the river one day, we don’t belong to each other: he’s an independent, and so am I. I don’t want to own anything until I know I’ve found the place where me and things belong together.
HHHolly,” she said, wagging a finger as she advanced, “you miserable hh hoarder. ” She was well over six feet, taller than most men there. They straightened their spines, sucked in their stomachs; there was a general contest to match her swaying height. ” and her lips were taut as drawn string. “Why, nnnothing, sugar. Christmas stuff for the Babazaar. ” She scattered a roundabout smile. ” Rusty Trawler tittered. He squeezed her arm, as though to admire her muscle, and asked her if she could use a drink.
Fred’s that boy upstairs? ” 41 “Yearning. Not stupid. He wants awfully to be on the inside staring out: anybody with their nose pressed against a glass is liable to look stupid. Proud to be an American. “If only I could get used to the idea of mmmarrying a Brazilian. ” “Why on earth would they be teaching Ppportu guese? It isn’t as though anyone spoke it. ” She sighed and picked up her knitting. “I must be madly in love. ” Mag withdrew her complaint; she accepted the comment as flattery reflecting on herself.