Stoner / John Williams ; with an introduction by John McGahern.

By: Williams, John, 1922-1994 [author.]
Contributor(s): McGahern, John, 1934-2006 [author of introduction, etc.]
Publisher: London : Vintage Classic, 2012Description: xii, 278 pages ; 20 cmISBN: 9780099561545 (paperback); 0099561549 (paperback)Other title: Stoner : a novelSubject(s): College teachers -- Missouri -- FictionDDC classification: 813.54
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This ed. originally published: London: Vintage, 2003.

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. "Stoner" tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history, and reclaims the significance of an individual life. A reading experience like no other, itself a paean to the power of literature, it is a novel to be savoured.

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