'It's the most marvellous discovery for everyone who loves literature' Ian McEwan, BBC Radio 4Colum McCann once called Stonerone of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer - in 2013 translations of Stonerbegan appearing on bestseller lists across Europe. Forty-eight years after its first, quiet publication in the US, Stoneris 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. Stonertells 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.
Publication Date: 05-Jul-2012
Publisher: Penguin Random House