Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

For more novella-length reading on women confounding society, try these…

Daisy Miller by Henry James for a story of a young woman’s vibrant curiosity and how it makes the fancy-pants set uneasy

The Lover by Marguerite Duras for an intense story of an audacious and scandalous love affair set in 1930s colonial Southeast Asia

The Awakening by Kate Chopin for a bold and harrowing story of a woman’s dissatisfaction with her place in early 20th century New Orleans

Lucinella by Lore Segal for a funny account of a young writer at a writer’s retreat and the endearing (and ridiculous) characters she encounters

This post was guest edited by Deena Drewis, Founder & Editor of Nouvella, an independent publisher dedicated to novellas.