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Stoner (P)


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, ... Show synopsis

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Mary S

Stoner: Top level literary fiction

by Mary S on Jun 14, 2012

This beautifully written novel takes its protagonist, William Stoner, from farmboy to college English professor in the period between the two world wars in the first half of the 20th century. The development of the central character and his struggles and changes--within his profession, in his unfortunate ... More


Little noted nor long remembered

by Whistle on Sep 24, 2008

And so, providence, or society, or fate, or whatever name you want to give it has created this hovel for us (teachers) so that we can go in out of the storm. It's for us that the University exists, for the dispossessed of the world, not for the students, not for the selfless pursuit of knowledge. - ... More

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