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, ...
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, far 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. John Williams’ luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection. William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing, like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper, in stark relief against an unforgiving world. ▰▰▰ Download your book directly over Wi-Fi or cellular network and begin listening as soon as the first track downloads. The Downpour.com powered app features an attractive interface with traditional audio controls in addition to sleep timer, bookmarking, and variable track scrubbing. App Features • Attractive, easy-to-use interface • Download audio tracks directly over Wi-Fi and cellular networks for offline listening • Multitasking for background downloads and background audio controls • Resume playback functionality • Remember important parts of the book with bookmarks and notes • Sleep timer: 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 minutes or when the current track ends • Variable track scrubbing Questions or comments? Visit www.downpour.com/kbase or get in touch on Twitter @downpour_com
Size: 242.5 MB
Price: 9,42 €
Developed by Blackstone Audio, Inc
Day of release: 2010-11-4
Recommended age: 9+