Sophie’s Choice

Three stories are told in this book by William Styron ( a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman’s past – one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction.

Made into a memorable film ( in 1982 with Meryl Streep,  Kevin Kline, Rita Karin and Peter MacNicol. Available on DVD at

The novel was first published in 1979.

656 pages in Vintage Classics paperback edition

ISBN 978-0099470441

William Styron


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