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Breakfast at Tiffany's Lesson Plan

Introduction to Breakfast at Tiffany's

Upon its release, Truman Capote's 1958 novella Breakfast at Tiffany's was immediately loved and loathed by literary critics and readers alike. Holly Golightly's careless and outspoken character made a splash, and would later become a cinematic icon when in 1961 Capote's work was turned into a blockbuster. Though Capote was a well known author and had published various short stories and novella's before releasing Breakfast at Tiffany's, it was this work (along with In Cold Blood) that crystallized his place as one of the important authors of the 20th century. Capote himself once stated in a 1964 interview with Counterpoint that, "My second career began, I guess it really began with ...

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