This award-winning novel of love, survival, and agonizing regret in post–WWII Brooklyn “belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces” (The Washington Post Book World).
Winner of the National Book Award and a modern classic, Sophie’s Choice 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, representing Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance.
This ebook features an 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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To choose or not to choose
A bit long-winded, but certainly a must read for any buff.
A classic written by a master however, a bit difficult to read by today's standards due to lengthy descriptions. I am reading more Styron’
One of the finest books ever written. You get to know these three characters from the inside out. Jones’ descriptions make the pages come alive. You can feel every emotion from each of them. I had seen the movie; I knew what the story was about, but that, in no way, hindered my unadulterated pleasure of this incredible story. I’m reading it again for the second time. I first read it in almost 30 years ago, but I know it will fill me with awe once again.