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Stoner

Stoner

McGahern, John
Williams, John

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Series: New York Review Books Classics

General FictionLiterary Fiction

Publisher Price: $14.95

ISBN10: 1590171993
ISBN13: 9781590171998
Publisher: New York Review Of Books
Published: Jun 20 2006
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.70
Height: 0.70 Width: 5.00 Depth: 7.90
Language: English

Discover an American masterpiece. This unassuming story about the life of a quiet English professor has earned the admiration of readers all over the globe.

William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a proper family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude.

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