Stoner

Stoner - Vintage Classics

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Synopsis

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

Book information

ISBN: 9780099561545
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: |Reprint
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3293
Number of pages: xii, 278
Weight: 226g
Height: 196mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 21mm