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"Students preparing research papers and students boning up for class will reach eagerly for these well-designed additions to accessible literary criticism for high school students." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Born at Newport News, Virginia, in 1925, William Styron was educated at Duke University. He served in the Marine Corps during the last war, and was recalled to service during the Korean War. After 1952, he lived mainly in Europe, before settling in a rural part of Connecticut. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
I realize that this book was well read in its time and most people I've spoke too love it, but I find it a difficult read in places. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jamie Villeneuve
fantastic book just very heavy and serious. Superbly written with incredible details. A must read book followed by the movie.Published 19 months ago by Jason Leizer
What a book! What a movie! How could anyone NOT like anything Styron wrote, especially this masterpiece? Read morePublished on March 19 2007 by Billy Pilgrim
Although Styron is obviously influenced by such dubious writers as Thomas Wolfe and Faulkner, he nonetheless avoids the delusional granduer of the former and the pervasive... Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2007 by Garrick O.
I've only read one other book that was as jaw-dropping and mind blowing as this one, and that was THE BARK OF THE DOGWOOD with its themes of child abuse, southernisms, and... Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2005 by J.Jones
My mom recommended this book to me (having only seen the movie herself), and I thought it was wonderful. Styron tells a great story and keeps the reader interested throughout. Read morePublished on July 8 2004
What a book! What a movie! How could anyone NOT like anything Styron wrote, especially this masterpiece? Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2004
I was recommended to read this book. I did. And I was awfully disappointed. The language was very coarse ~~ it doesn't do any justice to the English language at all. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003
A chilling depiction of how the Holocaust's reign of terror extended far beyond life in concentration camps. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2002 by David Farber