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The Resource Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice

Label
Sophie's Choice
Title
Sophie's Choice
Statement of responsibility
William Styron
Title variation
Sophies choice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
As the fierce lovemaking and fights of Nathan, a paranoiac Jewish intellectual, and Sophie, a Polish-Catholic concentration-camp survivor, intensify, Stingo, a writer who lives below them in a cheap rooming house, becomes more and more involved in their lives
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
National Book Award for Fiction, 1980.
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058171
Cataloging source
HCO
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1925-2006
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Styron, William
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
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  • 1260
  • 1260
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Sophie's Choice
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5b22173c-ae37-4957-87d7-4ed59792d3c6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781936317172
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sophie's Choice
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5b22173c-ae37-4957-87d7-4ed59792d3c6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781936317172
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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