|Separate Peace, a (1959) [Novel]|
by John Knowles
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(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
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ World War II→ General
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Coming of Age