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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/07/2012
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099561545