Stoner - Vintage Quarterbound Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

A beautiful hardback edition of the iconic forgotten classic, the story of one man's ordinary, extraordinary life.

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

'A terrific novel of echoing sadness' Julian Barnes

VINTAGE QUARTERBOUND CLASSICS: Bound to be beautiful

Book information

ISBN: 9781784879143
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 9280
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 368g
Height: 135mm
Width: 206mm
Spine width: 31mm