"Let your love flow out on all living things": First Edition of Sophie's Choice; Signed by William Styron
Item Number: 5201
New York: Random House, 1979.
First edition of Styron’s classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William Styron on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Sophie’s Choice is “Styron’s most impressive performance… It belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces” (Washington Post). Praised by Anthony Burgess as “powerfully moving” (99 Novels, 122), Styron’s sixth novel received the first American Book Award for fiction in its year of publication and was hailed in The New York Times as “a passionate, courageous book… on the most important subject in the 20th century.” Basis for the 1982 Alan Pakula film bearing the same name, in which Meryl Streep won an Oscar.