Stoner

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Stoner

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Author :   John E Williams
Publisher :   Vintage
Published :   05/07/2012
ISBN :   9780099561545
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   xii, 278
Size (mm) :   198x129x19
Weight (g) :   223

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....   Read more

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