Breakfast at Tiffany's

by Truman Capote | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0679745653 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Queniene of Englewood, Colorado USA on 11/1/2008
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Queniene from Englewood, Colorado USA on Saturday, November 01, 2008
I bought this for the 1001 book box! Enjoy

Journal Entry 2 by jnpert from Ridgefield, Connecticut USA on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Selected from the Bookbox.

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Journal Entry 3 by gfgoddess from Ansonia, Connecticut USA on Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Borrowed this book from a fellow bookcrosser. The book contained the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's and short stories: House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar and A Christmas Memory (liked this one). Believe it or not I have never seen the movie, but am familiar with the stills of Audrey Hepburn from this movie. Really enjoyed this story and the crazy antics of Holly Golightly. She is definitely one passionate lady, but you have to love her childlike intrigue and they way men put her on a pedestal. A quick entertaining classic read. Now I'll have to watch the movie!

Journal Entry 4 by jnpert from Ridgefield, Connecticut USA on Monday, August 17, 2009
The book is back! Thanks!

Journal Entry 5 by jnpert at Ridgefield, Connecticut USA on Sunday, March 24, 2013
Enjoyed the novella and short stories very much. I had read "In Cold Blood" years ago; but that was my only experience with Truman Capote's writing.

It was very interesting how some parts of Breakfast at Tiffany's (the movie) were so true to the writing, and yet, there were so many things that were incredibly different (and Holly is a blonde!) I guess Hollywood felt it had to sanitize many things.

I particularly enjoyed the short story "House of Flowers."


Journal Entry 6 by jnpert at Ridgefield, Connecticut USA on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (4/23/2013 UTC) at Ridgefield, Connecticut USA

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Sent to waterfalling in Florida. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 7 by wingwaterfallingwing at Rockledge, Florida USA on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Always wanted to read the inspiration for the movie. Thanks for sending this along.

Journal Entry 8 by wingwaterfallingwing at Rockledge, Florida USA on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Enjoyed the novella and the short stories. Had seen the movie a number of times. Did worry about what would happen to Cat and was taken aback at some of the language in BAT. I guess that I was so used to Holly's movie portrayal. This was my first read of anything by Capote.

Journal Entry 9 by wingwaterfallingwing at Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (3/26/2014 UTC) at Raleigh, North Carolina USA

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Sent on as selected from the GenLit VBB.

Journal Entry 10 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, March 31, 2014
Thanks so much for sending this from the General Literature VBB! I love the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, so I'm interested to read the story that it's based on.

Journal Entry 11 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
My Review: I love the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's and have seen it several times, so I was curious to read the story that it was based on. There were definitely similarities to the story and characters, but the story was much harder. I guess Hollywood had to make it more palatable. In the book, I see Holly Golightly as a manic depressive who probably needs some medication. In the movie, she is more like a quirky eccentric, the manic depression is down played. I got the feeling that Truman Capote knew someone like Holly Golightly character and based it on her. She seemed too personal to him, like he knew her intimately. Most of his stories, he seems to stand back far away from the people in his stories, but this one seemed really personal. I've read In Cold Blood years ago. It's a very chilling book based on real murder of a family in the midwest.

Saved for a bookbox.

Journal Entry 12 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Sunday, July 20, 2014
Putting into the 11th round of Bookstogive's General Literature VBB.

Journal Entry 13 by JennyC1230 at -- Mailed, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Released 6 yrs ago (12/10/2014 UTC) at -- Mailed, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sending to Perryfran from the General Literature VBB hosted by Bookstogive. Enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 14 by wingperryfranwing at North Ogden, Utah USA on Monday, December 22, 2014
Thanks for sending this one along as part of the Lit VBB. This is a book I have wanted to read for a long time. Hope to get to it soon.

This is No. 467 on the 1001 books you must read before you die list.


Edit 1/19/19: I read another copy of this. Here are my thoughts:

I've seen the movie version of this several times and always consider Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly as one and the same.



Well the book, or novella, paints a somewhat darker portrait of Holly. The story is told from the point of view of a writer living downstairs from Holly in a New York brownstone. Holly calls him Fred because he reminds her of her older brother. On the outside, Holly seems to be a sophisticated young woman who turned down a Hollywood role and who throws parties in her apartment with many male admirers. But inside, she is really lonely and scared and has bouts of the "mean reds" where she takes solace by visiting Tiffany's. Every man she meets seems to want her, and she uses this to benefit from their attention but she is really just a poor girl from Texas who is really alone. "Fred" seems to take pity on her and wants to steer her in the right direction but things don't always work out that way.

I'm glad I finally read this. I enjoyed Capote's writing style which flows easily and contains a lot of dialog.



Journal Entry 15 by wingperryfranwing at Franklin Library in Elk Grove, California USA on Friday, June 30, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (6/30/2017 UTC) at Franklin Library in Elk Grove, California USA

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I found that I have another copy of this book so am wild releasing this copy.

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