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Book Information: Separate Peace, a

Separate Peace, a (1959) [Novel]
by John Knowles Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.7 of 10 (24 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: A Separate Peace
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War IIGeneral
FictionChildren & Young AdultComing of Age

Edition #1: Separate Peace, a

Separate Peace, a (1959)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A masterpiece. " National Review
  • "A model of restraint, deeply felt and beautifully written. " Observer
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Manifested in:

A Separate Peace (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780743253970
Pages: 204

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