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Breakfast at Tiffany's

by Truman Capote

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Holly Golightly is generally up all night drinking cocktails and breaking hearts. She hasn't got a past. She doesn't want to belong to anything or anyone, not even to her one-eyed rag-bag pirate of a cat. One day Holly might find somewhere she belongs.

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ISBN: 0141189533
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...there was nothing to sit on) seemed as though it were being just moved into; you expected to smell wet paint. Suitcases and unpacked crates were the only furniture. The crates served as tables. One supported the mixings of a martini; another a lamp, a Libertyphone, Holly's red cat and a bowl of yellow roses. Bookcases, covering one wall, boasted a half-shelf of literature. I warmed to the room at once, I liked its fly-by-night look. The man cleared his throat. "You expected?" He found my nod uncertain. His cold eyes operated on me, made neat, exploratory incisions. "A lot of characters come here, they're not expected. You know the kid long?" "Not very." "So you don't know the kid long?" "I live upstairs." The answer seemed to explain enough to relax him. "You got the same layout?" "Much smaller." He tapped ash on the floor. "This is a dump. This is unbelievable. But the kid don't know how to live even when she's got the dough." His speech had a jerky metallic rhythm, like a...

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All comments: 41

diana_nguyen1201

09 Mar 2011 13:54:28

Brilliant!

bookwormina

30 Jan 2011 21:29:30

i liked it alot

h.walida

17 Jan 2011 17:35:47

I wonder if that quote is from the book or if they just added that to the movie: "It should take you 4 seconds to walk out that door, I'll give you 2."

Angie

14 Jan 2011 03:58:18

As it is so often the case, the book is even better than the movie!

andra17_a

12 Jan 2011 17:41:01

is there a movie too?

11 Jan 2011 19:27:21

looking forward to read it

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At last, though, finding the key and opening her door, she turned to him cordially: "Bless you, darling -- you were sweet to see me home. " "Hey, baby!" he said, for the door was closing in his face. "Yes, Harry?" "Harry was the other guy. I'm Sid. Sid Arbuck. You like me. " "I worship you, Mr. Arbuck. But good night, Mr. Arbuck. "

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Oh, don't be angry, you dear little man: I won't do it again. And if you promise not to be angry" -- her voice was coming nearer, she was climbing the stairs -- "I might let you take those pictures we mentioned. "

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"Good luck: and believe me, dearest Doc -- it's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear

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"Good luck: and believe me, dearest Doc -- it's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear

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