The passage above introduces Rutherford Trawler, one of the main characters in Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” It is one of the best character presentations I have ever read.

Below is the book’s following paragraph, which is just as delicious.


I confess I stayed up and read the entire book last night. Granted it is graciously short. But it is the most fun I’ve had with a book since meeting Mr. Raymond Chandler.

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