Stoner

Stoner

A Novel

By  John Williams

Have you read the novel everyone is talking about about? Stoner: the 2013 surprise international bestseller!

Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer – in 2013 translations of Stoner began appearing on bestseller lists across Europe. Forty-eight years after its first, quiet publication in the US, Stoner is finally finding the wide and devoted readership it deserves. Have you read it yet?

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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Paperback

9780099561545

July 20, 2012

Vintage Classics

RRP $27.99

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9780099595762

June 20, 2014

Vintage Classics

RRP $29.99

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EBook

9781448156023

November 30, 2012

Vintage Digital

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