Stoner Setting & Symbolism

John Williams
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Columbia, Missouri

Columbia is the city the University of Missouri is located in.

University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is where Stoner receives his education from his bachelor's degree to doctorate. He receives a post teaching there due to a shortage during World War I—the school's normal policy is not to hire its own graduates—and spends his entire life, up until his last few weeks of life, teaching there.

St. Louis

St. Louis is the closest major town near Columbia. Edith's family is from St. Louis and they spend a few days there for their honeymoon.

Booneville

Booneville is the small town where Stoner was born and where his parents remained until their death.

The Stoner Farm

Stoner grows up as a farm boy and his family's farm is basically all he knows. When his father dies—while working the fields&mdash...

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