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Sophie's choice

Author: William Styron
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1979] ©1979
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First trade editionView all editions and formats
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The time is 1947. Sophie, a Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, has settled in America. Stingo, a 22 year-old aspiring writer from Virginia, is drawn to Sophie and Nathan--a madly romantic couple whose instability and flamboyance utterly capture his imagination. The deeper Stingo sinks into these people's lives, the more he learns that each harbors terrible secrets.
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromane
Bildungsromans
War stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Styron, William, 1925-2006.
Sophie's choice.
New York : Random House, ©1979
(OCoLC)647079716
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Styron
ISBN: 0394461096 9780394461090
OCLC Number: 4593241
Notes: "A limited edition of this book has been privately printed"--Title page verso.
"Of the first [trade] edition ... five hundred copies have been specially bound. These books are signed by the author, and numbered 1 to 500"--Extra leaf at front. Issued in navy blue cloth with slipcase.
Some copies of the first trade edition issued in light blue cloth with extra leaf at front stating: "This special edition has been prepared for presentation to the friends of the author and publisher."
Awards: National Book Award for Fiction, 1980.
Description: 515 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: William Styron.

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The time is 1947. Sophie, a Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, has settled in America. Stingo, a 22 year-old aspiring writer from Virginia, is drawn to Sophie and Nathan--a madly romantic couple whose instability and flamboyance utterly capture his imagination. The deeper Stingo sinks into these people's lives, the more he learns that each harbors terrible secrets.

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