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Capote, Truman
Breakfast at Tiffany's
New York: Random House, 1958. A Fine copy of the book in Near Fine dust jacket. Price-clipped jacket with a faded spine, otherwise in excellent condition. An American classic in literature, it was also the basis for the Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn in the iconic role of Holly Golightly. Capote's admitted favorite literary creation. Long before Hepburn graced the screen as Holly Golightly, Capote was observing the New York socialites around him and gathering inspiration for the character who would help define his career. "Like every fiction, Holly Golightly was a composite of multiple nonfictions. She took her dreams of society from Truman's own mother, her existential anxieties from Capote himself, but her personality, which seemed so intimately hers, would come from the tight-knit coterie of Manhattan divas Truman so flagrantly adored. He called them his swans. For Capote, they were it: the most glamorous and often the most powerful girlfriends in town" (Wasson). From these origins, Capote brought Holly into the literary world, changing it forever with her unique blend of independence, raw ambition, and vulnerable elegance. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Fine in Near Fine jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]

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