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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

by Truman Capote

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Truman Capote's given name was Truman Streckfus Persons. Capote was his stepfather's last name. (Source)

Capote was originally going to name Holly's character Connie Gustafson. (Source)

A woman named Bonnie Golightly sued Capote for $800,000, "charging invasion of privacy as well as libel" (314). (Source: Clarke, Gerald. Capote: A Biography. New York: Carroll & Graff, 1988)

Harper's Bazaar was going to publish Breakfast at Tiffany's, but when Capote refused to get rid of the bad language or to change Holly's occupation, the magazine pulled the novel. (Source)

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