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Breakfast at Tiffany's (First Edition) by  Truman Capote - First Edition - 1958 - from Royal Books, Inc. and Biblio.co.uk

Breakfast at Tiffany's (First Edition)

by Capote, Truman

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New York: Random House, 1958. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of the title novella and three short stories: "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar" and "A Christmas Memory," with the title novella serving as the basis for the 1961 film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn in perhaps her most iconic role. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has a couple of short closed tears at the extremities, one closed tear at the front joint, a hint of fading to the spine panel, and mild soil. Overall, an attractive copy of Capote's best known work.


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