Sophie's Choice by William Styron

It concerns a young American Southerner, an aspiring writer, who befriends the Jewish Nathan Landau and his beautiful lover Sophie, a Polish (but non-Jewish) survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. An immediate bestseller and the basis of a successful film, the novel is often considered both Styron's best work and a major novel of the twentieth century. The difficult decision that shapes the character Sophie is sometimes used as an idiom. A "Sophie's Choice" is a tragic choice between two unbearable options.

The 477th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 30th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  2. - 56th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 57th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  4. - 82nd on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  5. - 96th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  6. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  7. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
  8. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Sophie's Choice (Chinese Edition) Paperback 6644077 $18.96 $9.41 2010
Sophie's Choice Paperback 79480 $7.75 $0.25 1992
Sophie's Choice (Open Road) Kindle Edition 25011 $9.99 2010
Sophie's Choice (Modern Library) Hardcover 117858 $13.63 $1.98 1998
Sophie's Choice Audio CD 1975223 $32.96 $9.00 2007
William Styron: The Collected Novels: Lie Down in Darkness, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, and Sophie's Choice Kindle Edition 342897 $18.59 2013
Sophies Choice Mass Market Paperback 612352 $19.48 $0.01
Sophie's Choice Paperback 1026017 $4.17 $0.86
Sophie's Choice Mass Market Paperback 3817365 $22.50 $0.01 1983
Sophie's Choice Paperback 2828779 $0.01
Sophies Choice Hardcover 1545703 $35.00 $4.98
Sophie's Choice (Vintage Classics) Paperback 2503550 $0.01
Sophie's Choice (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) Paperback 2076033 $6.20 $4.41
Sophie's Choice Publisher: Modern Library Hardcover 1379103 $35.31 $14.19
Sophie's Choice Part 1 Of 2 Audio Cassette 6295378 $80.00 1984
Sophie's Choice Paperback 2450482 $0.01
Sophie's Choice Part 2 Of 2 Audio Cassette 11501451 $24.50 1984