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

By: Contributor(s): Publication details: London : Vintage Classic, 2012.Description: xii, 278 pages ; 20 cmISBN:
  • 9780099561545 (paperback)
  • 0099561549 (paperback)
Other title:
  • Stoner : a novel
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 813.54 23
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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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Book Book SMSA Library General Novels N WILL Available 1965 61655

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