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Augustus
Written by John Williams, Introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn
NYRB Classics | Trade Paperback | August 2014
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-59017-821-8 (1-59017-821-1)

WINNER OF THE 1973 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 
By the Author of Stoner

In Augustus, his third great novel, John Williams took  on an entirely new challenge, a historical narrative set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire. To tell the story, Williams turned to the... Read more






Butcher's Crossing
Written by John Williams, Introduction by Michelle Latiolais
NYRB Classics | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-1-59017-198-1 (1-59017-198-5)

In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America.

It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek “an original relation to nature,” drops out of... Read more






Stoner
Written by John Williams, Introduction by John McGahern
NYRB Classics | Trade Paperback | June 2006
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-1-59017-199-8 (1-59017-199-3)

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, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the... Read more





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