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The Collected Novels: Lie Down in Darkness, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, and Sophie's Choice by [William Styron]

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"Praise for Lie Down in Darkness
“Brilliant . . . A triumph of characterization.” —
The New York Times

“Richly and poetically written.” —
The Atlantic
 
“Achieves real beauty.” —
The Washington Post
 
Praise for Set This House on Fire
“One of the finest novels of our times.” —
The San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Immediately impressive.” —
The New York Times Book Review
 
“Rich, detailed, extremely powerful.” —
Library Journal
 
Praise for The Confessions of Nat Turner
“Magnificent . . . A triumph.” —
The New York Times
 
“A first-rate novel.” —
The New York Times Book Review                                                 
 
“A wonderfully evocative portrait.”—
Book World
 
Praise for Sophie’s Choice
“Styron’s most impressive performance . . . Belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces.” —
The Washington Post Book World
 
“Stunning . . . a triumph. . . . A dazzling, gripping book.” —
Chicago Sun Times
 
“Splendidly written, thrilling . . . A passionate novel.” —
The New York Times Book Review
 
“A monumental work of fiction.” —
The Christian Science Monitor
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William Styron (1925–2006), born in Newport News, Virginia, was one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Styron published his first book, Lie Down in Darkness, at age twenty-six and went on to write such influential works as the international bestseller Sophie’s Choice.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00CLVBADM
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Open Road Media (May 21, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 21, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 22789 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 2261 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

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William Styron (1925-2006) , a native of the Virginia Tidewater, was a graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, This Quiet Dust, Darkness Visible, and A Tidewater Morning. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Howells Medal, the American Book Award, the Legion d'Honneur, and the Witness to Justice Award from the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation. With his wife, the poet and activist Rose Styron, he lived for most of his adult life in Roxbury, Connecticut, and in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, where he is buried.

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