"ANYONE WHO EVER GAVE YOU CONFIDENCE, YOU OWE THEM A LOT": FIRST EDITION OF BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS; INSCRIBED BY TRUMAN CAPOTE TO GEORGE PLIMPTON
Breakfast At Tiffany’s. A Short Novel and Three Stories.
Item Number: 57025
New York: Random House, 1958.
First edition of Capote’s seductive, wistful masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to George Plimpton, “For George Love Truman.” Capote and Plimpton became close friends in the early 1950’s in Brooklyn Heights, New York. In 1953 Plimpton became editor of the Paris Review, known for its signature lengthy, tape-recorded oral interviews. Upon the publication of Capote’s In Cold Blood in 1966 he produced The Story Behind a Nonfiction Novel, a detailed and intimate portrait of Capote and the story behind his latest work. Plimpton later published a full-length biography in 1997, Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career, that combined the voices of some of Capote’s closest friends and colleagues into a telling portrait of the iconic author, reminiscent of his quintessential portrait of New York: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning and wear. Jacket design by Ismar David. An extraordinary association copy.
"Truman Capote is the most perfect writer of my generation. He writes the best sentences word for word, rhythm upon rhythm. If you want to capture a period in New York, no other book has done it so well. He could capture period and place like few others" (Norman Mailer). The film adaptation was directed by Blake Edwards, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.