A Separate Peace

John Knowles (Author)
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Description

Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, "A Separate Peace" is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

A bestseller for more than thirty years, "A Separate Peace" is John Knowles's crowning achievement and an undisputed American classic.

Product Details

Price
$28.20
Publisher
Perfection Learning
Publish Date
September 01, 2003
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9780812416619
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About the Author

John Knowles (1926-2001) was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and Yale University. His first novel, A Separate Peace, was published in 1959 and adapted for film in 1972. In 2004 it was adapted again as a television movie by Showtime. He wrote seven novels, a book on travel, and a collection of stories. He was the winner of the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

Reviews

Aubrey Menen
"The Observer"

A model of restraint, deeply felt and beautifully written.


"Warren Miller"

Mr. Knowles has something to say about youth and war that few contemporary novelists have attempted to say and none has said better.


"National Review"

A masterpiece.


Aubrey Menen

I think it is the best-written, best-designed, and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself.


"The Observer"A model of restraint, deeply felt and beautifully written.
"Warren Miller"Mr. Knowles has something to say about youth and war that few contemporary novelists have attempted to say and none has said better.
Aubrey MenenI think it is the best-written, best-designed, and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself.