Stoner: A Novel

John L. Williams

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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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Description

This is the story of a quiet man, destined to be a farmer but who becomes an academic. It is book in which nothing and everything happens and is possibly the greatest novel you’ve never read.

‘It’s simply a novel about a guy who goes to college and becomes a teacher. But its one of the most fascinating things that you’ve ever come across’ Tom Hanks, Time

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

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

INTRODUCED BY JOHN McGAHERN

Additional information

Weight 0.227 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.9 × 2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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