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.


Housed in a custom made clamshell case, with silhouette of Audrey Hepburn in relief to the front, and titled on black morocco label to spine.
  Truman Capote 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.’

First issue dust jacket with "10/58" date code on the front flap.
8vo. pp. [viii], 179, [5, blank]. Publisher's full yellow cloth, spine stamped in black and gilt, dust jacket
  Condition: Fine copy in very good dust jacket, spine sunned (usual with this title), some wrinkling to the top of front panel, little offset from yellow binding to jacket verso, upper left corner of rear panel soiled.   Ref: 103968   Price: HK$ 15,000