Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Short Novel and Three Stories - Truman Capote 1958 - Random House, New York - First Edition ‘Divorce him? Of course I never divorced him. I was only fourteen, for God’s sake. It couldn’t have been legal.’
Holly tapped an empty martini glass. ‘Two more, my darling Mr. Bell.


A stunning first edition of this iconic title by one of America’s most beloved authors who remains one of the most significant voices in US literary history, and his novels are consistently ranked among the greatest works of the 20th century.
  Truman Capote (1924-1984): ‘He proved with this novella to be the master storyteller he always claimed to be. The novella bears little relationship with the film. Capote wrote the character for Marilyn Monroe, but her drama coach thought playing a call-girl would be bad for her image. ‘It was the most miscast film I’ve ever seen,’ said Capote. ‘Holly Golightly was real – a tough character, not an Audrey Hepburn type at all. The film became a mawkish valentine to New York City and Holly, and, as a result, was thin and pretty, whereas it should have been rich and ugly.’ - The Guardian.


‘Truman Capote I do not know well, but I like him. He is tart as a grand aunt, but in his way is a ballsy little guy, and he is the most perfect writer of my generation, he writes the best sentences word for word, rhythm upon rhythm. I would not have changed two words in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which will become a small classic.’ – Norman Mailer.

References:
The Guardian, web.

Octavo (21 x 14 cm). pp. [8] 179 [5]. In publisher’s yellow cloth, spine stamped in black and lettered in gilt. Dust jacket priced $3.50 to upper corner of front flap, first issue with ‘10/58’ date code to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket with little of the usual sunning to spine, light wear to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 108633   Price: HK$ 24,000