Capote, Truman - Breakfast at Tiffany's - ( Item 121981 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2013. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Bound in buckram. Blocked with a design by Karen Klassen. Set in Bodoni. 128 pages. Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations. Book size: 9" x 5¾". Beginning with a chance glimpse in a shared apartment building, Truman Capote’s enchanting novella charts the friendship between an aspiring writer who has just moved to New York City, and his neighbour Holly Golightly: girl about town, genteel gold-digger and free spirit. It is one of the quintessential American stories of the 20th century. This edition features striking artwork by Canadian artist Karen Klassen, whose background is in fashion illustration. Holly is at the centre of each of her images, including her dramatic binding design, depicting Holly on top of the Manhattan skyline. In his introduction, novelist and critic Jay McInerney points out the similarities between this book and another that Capote admired: The Great Gatsby. Holly shares Gatsby’s combination of mystery, glamour and vulnerability. Yet Capote has a humour and lightness of touch all of his own; he revels in Holly’s joie de vivre and his characters' dialogue, much of which appears word for word in the 1961 film: "It's too gruesome; I'm going to march you over to the zoo and feed you to the yak."
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