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“Styron’s most impressive performance. . . . Belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces.” —Washington Post Book World
Winner of the 1980 National Book Award, Sophie’s Choice is William Styron’s classic novel of love, survival, and regret, set in Brooklyn in the wake of the Second World War. The novel centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathan’s lover. Their entanglement in one another’s lives will build to a stirring revelation of agonizing secrets that will change them forever.
Poetic in its execution, and epic in its emotional sweep, Sophie’s Choice explores the good and evil of humanity through Stingo’s burgeoning worldliness, Nathan’s volatile personality, and Sophie’s tragic past. Mixing elements from Styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama. The result is Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance.
This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.


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Sophie's Choice
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Sophie s choice.
April 25th, 2015
I wanted to read this book because I have heard of the movie but have not seen it. The book kept my attention and I could not put it down. I have read other books about the events in Poland during WWII and this showed me events from another angle.
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Sophies Xhoice
October 17th, 2014
Excellently written book A look into the horrors of the Holocaust in WWii and the personal loss of one woman, how it affected her , her choices and her life. At the same time a look into the personal groeth of a uoung American , ale. Have read T. WOLFE and Faulkner, someway misswd Styron until. The writing style and sentence structire trminded ms of Wolf.
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