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Sophie’s Choice

First Trade Edition | First Printing


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Signed first edition of Sophie’s Choice by William Styron.

Octavo, [8], 515pp. Maroon cloth, title in gilt on spine, with author’s signature stamped in gilt on front board. Stated “first trade edition” on copyright page with number line 2-9. Solid text block, faint wear to spine and some light rubbing to the cloth. In publisher’s first state dust jacket, $12.95 retail price on front flap, faint sunning on spine, a near fine jacket. This copy is signed by the author for The First Edition Circle at Kroch’s & Brentano’s of Chicago, with laid-in bookmark.

Winner of the 1980 National Book Award for Fiction, William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice has a controversial yet popular history. Its success as a novel gave way for the production of a film with the same name released in 1982, receiving multiple Academy Award nominations, with Meryl Streep winning Best Actress for her portrayal of Sophie.

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Location Published

New York


Random House


First Trade Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Very Good

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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