Stoner

Williams, John E

£8.99

The son of a midwestern farmer, William Stoner comes to the University of Missouri in 1910 to study agriculture. Stoner tells of love and conflict, passion and responsibility against the backdrop of academic life in the early 20th century.

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Read the greatest rediscovered classic of recent years

‘A beautiful, sad, utterly convincing account of an entire life’ Ian McEwan

William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father’s farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death, his colleagues remember him rarely.

Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value – of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history – and in doing so reclaims the significance of an individual life.

‘A brilliant, beautiful, inexorably sad, wise and elegant novel’ Nick Hornby

‘A terrific novel of echoing sadness’ Julian Barnes

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Weight 223 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 19 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xii, 278

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K