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William Styron

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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 Légion 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... Read More

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From Here to Eternity
The Complete Uncensored Edition
Written by James Jones
Foreword by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $17.00

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The Confessions of Nat Turner

Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 10, 1992
Price: $15.95

In 1831, Nat Turner--slave, preacher, and leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of that "peculiar institution"--awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. Styron's vastly ambitious and stunningly accomplished novel, which earned him the Pulitzer Prize, is Turner's confession made to his jailers under the duress of God.  A... Read more >

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Darkness Visible
A Memoir of Madness
Written by William Styron


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 23, 2007
Price: $15.95

In 1985 William Styron fell victim to a crippling and nearly suicidal depression. This book is his description of his descent into depression, an unprecedented account of the journey into madness. That he manages to convey its tortuous progression and his eventual recovery with such candor and precision makes this book... Read more >
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Darkness Visible
A Memoir of Madness
Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 1992
Price: $12.95

In 1985 William Styron fell victim to a crippling and nearly suicidal depression. This book is his description of his descent into depression, an unprecedented account of the journey into madness. That he manages to convey its tortuous progression and his eventual recovery with such candor and precision makes this book... Read more >
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Havanas in Camelot
Personal Essays
Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.00

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Havanas in Camelot
Personal Essays
Written by William Styron


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Lie Down in Darkness

Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $15.95

Lie Down in Darkness is a brooding, rhapsodic, and searing portrait of a Southern family in extremis: Milton Loftis, a man of great charm and infinite weakness; Helen Loftis, who has given all her frustrated love to their crippled daughter, Maudie; and Peyton Loftis, adored by her father, loathed by her... Read more >

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The Long March and In the Clap Shack

Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 1993
Price: $14.95

Two extraordinary works about soldiers in a time of dubious peace by a writer of vast eloquence and moral authority. With stylistic panache and vitriolic wit, William Styron depicts conflicts between men of somewhat more than average intelligence and the military machine. In The Long March, a novella, two Marine reservists... Read more >


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My Generation
Collected Nonfiction
Written by William Styron
Edited by James L.W. I West, II


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 2, 2015
Price: $35.00

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My Generation
Collected Nonfiction
Written by William Styron


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 2, 2015
Price: $17.99

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Selected Letters of William Styron

Written by William Styron
Edited by Rose Styron and R. Blakeslee Gilpin


Format: Hardcover, 704 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $40.00

In 1950, at the age of twenty-four, William Clark Styron, Jr., wrote to his mentor, Professor William Blackburn of Duke University. The young writer was struggling with his first novel, Lie Down in Darkness, and he was nervous about whether his “strain and toil” would amount to anything. “When I mature... Read more >
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Selected Letters of William Styron

Written by William Styron
Edited by Rose Styron and R. Blakeslee Gilpin


Format: eBook, 704 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $17.99

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Set This House on Fire

Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 520 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 1993
Price: $18.95

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Sophie's Choice

Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $16.00

Winner of the National Book Award

Styron's most complex and ambitious novel leads us into Stingo's infatuated yet uneasy involvement with his neighbors: the demonically brilliant Jew, Nathan, and his Polish lover, Sophie, a beautiful woman with a number tattooed on her arm and an unbearable secret in her past.

"A passionate... Read more >
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The Suicide Run
Five Tales of the Marine Corps
Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $15.00

The Suicide Run collects five of William Styron’s meticulously rendered narratives based on his real-life experiences as a U.S. Marine. In “Blankenship,” Styron draws on his stint as a guard at a stateside military prison at the end of World War II. “Marriott, the Marine” and “The Suicide Run”—which Styron composed... Read more >
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The Suicide Run
Five Tales of the Marine Corps
Written by William Styron


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $11.99

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This Quiet Dust
And Other Writings
Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 1993
Price: $16.00

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A Tidewater Morning

Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 30, 1994
Price: $14.00

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