Breakfast at Tiffany's (novella)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (novella)

Infobox Book |
name = Breakfast at Tiffany's
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image_caption = Cover art for paperback edition.
author = Truman Capote
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country = United States
language = English
series =
genre = Novella
publisher = Penguin Group
release_date = 1958
media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback) & e-book, audio-CD
pages = 192 pp (Paperback edition)
isbn = ISBN 0-679-74565-3 (Paperback edition)
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"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a novella by Truman Capote published in 1958.


The story follows a young writer and his memory of an eccentric, charming call girl named Holly Golightly in Manhattan's Upper East Side. The book follows his interest and fascination with the young girl, and her various escapades that inspire him. The narrator remains anonymous throughout the piece, referred to only by Holly as "Fred"(the name of her oldest brother).


In 1961, the novella was loosely adapted into a major film by the same name starring Audrey Hepburn and directed by Blake Edwards. The movie was transposed to contemporary times rather than the 1940s, the period of the novel.

Eight years later, Stefanie Powers and Jack Kruschen starred in another adaptation, "Holly Golightly" (1969), an unsold ABC sitcom pilot. Kruschen's role was based on Joe Bell, a major character in Capote's novella who was omitted from the film version.

ee also

*List of novellas

External links

* [ GradeSaver study guide on "Breakfast at Tiffany's"]
* [ Breakfast at Tiffany's Homepage]

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