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Stoner

Author: John Williams
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2003.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Born the child of a poor farmer in Missouri, William Stoner is urged by his parents to study new agriculture techniques at the state university. Digging instead into the texts of Milton and Shakespeare, Stoner falls under the spell of the unexpected pleasures of English literature, and decides to make it his life. Stoner is the story of that life"--Publisher description (January 2007).
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Williams, John (John Edward), 1922-1994.
Stoner.
New York : New York Review Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)620092760
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Williams
ISBN: 9781590171998 1590171993
OCLC Number: 61253892
Description: xiv, 278 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Responsibility: John Williams ; introduction by John McGahern.
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"Born the child of a poor farmer in Missouri, William Stoner is urged by his parents to study new agriculture techniques at the state university. Digging instead into the texts of Milton and Shakespeare, Stoner falls under the spell of the unexpected pleasures of English literature, and decides to make it his life. Stoner is the story of that life"--Publisher description (January 2007).

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"The book begins boldly with a mention of Stoner's death, and a nod to his profound averageness: 'Few students remembered him with any sharpness after they had taken his courses.' By the end, though, Read more...

 
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