Stoner: A Novel (Paperback)
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Stoner: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/07/2012
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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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099561545

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“Couldn't Put It Down”

Couldn't put it down - absolutely riveting; every page is as fresh as a daisy; characters superb and the story quiet yet monumental. Really good book, couldn't praise it highly enough.

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26th August 2014
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“A mind-shreddingly sad book”

I was intrigued by this one - a drugs book written by the composer of Star Wars? Of course, it's neither, just a beautiful and very sad account of one lonely academic's slow decline into obsolescence as the... More

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8th July 2014
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“Just tremendous.”

This is a book that will change your life. A character study of one man's trials and triumphs through life, Stoner is exceptional because the lead character is so unexceptional. He represents the ideal of the... More

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20th January 2014
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