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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
30 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Hejira ,

Review

Beautifully written, but left me depressed.

greyduster ,

Stoner - John Williams

Simply put a story of a teachers life,but wow this books style and momentum cascades from page to page like a thriller. Surely a masterpiece. Any words I add are just meaningless. Just read it.

Lwilliams42 ,

Just Beautiful

I didn't fancy this book from reading the synopsis, and decided to read it on the strength of its reviews. I am so very glad I did. It is one of the most moving books I have read in years. I loved it from the start and was gutted when it ended. I'm now telling all my friends to read this so I can discuss it!

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