Graduating Seniors! Keep your Public Library account past July 2018 and get a new Library Card delivered to your home. Go to My Account > Account Settings and update your contact information and holds pickup branch.

Sophie's choice

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(3)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

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.

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780679736370
9781936317172
9780394461090
9780792747970
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 77a72771-b016-6524-0e41-5a8acb49d3b5
Full title sophie s choice
Author styron william
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 15:46:10PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-21 15:55:56PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Hope, William, 1949-
author Styron, William, 1925-2006.
author2-role BBC Audiobooks America., Hope, William,1949-
author_display William Styron
display_description

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.

format_category_school Audio Books, Books, eBook
format_school Book, CD audio book, eBook
id 77a72771-b016-6524-0e41-5a8acb49d3b5
isbn 9780394461090, 9780679736370, 9780792747970, 9781936317172
item_details ils:CARL0000062014|35192022627032|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192022630440|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192022630457|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192022630465|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192035369200|Annex - Adult Fiction|Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||AX||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192045432501|Southeast - Adult Fiction|Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192049124666|Donelson - Adult Fiction|Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||DO||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192049124674|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192050207277|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192090037445|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000287146|35192050325129|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Styron|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, overdrive:5b22173c-ae37-4957-87d7-4ed59792d3c6|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Checked Out||||
itype_school , Book, CD audio book
last_indexed 2018-05-21T20:55:56.827Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
primary_isbn 9780679736370
publishDate 1979, 2007, 2010
record_details ils:CARL0000062014|Book|Books|1st trade ed.|English|Random House,|c1979.|515 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000287146|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Sound Library/BBC Audiobooks America,|p2007.|24 sound discs (ca. 29 hr. 24 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:5b22173c-ae37-4957-87d7-4ed59792d3c6|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media|2010|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school ils:CARL0000062014|35192022627032|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192022630440|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192022630457|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192022630465|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192035369200|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192045432501|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192049124666|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192049124674|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192050207277|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000062014|35192090037445|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000287146|35192050325129|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:5b22173c-ae37-4957-87d7-4ed59792d3c6|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Good and evil -- Fiction, Holocaust survivors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, National Book Award -- 1980, War stories, War victims -- Poland -- Psychology -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
title_display Sophie's choice
title_full Sophie's Choice, Sophie's choice / William Styron, Sophie's choice [sound recording] / by William Styron
title_short Sophie's choice
title_sub
topic_facet Fiction, Good and evil, Holocaust survivors, Literature, National Book Award, Psychology, War stories, War victims, Young men