A separate peace

John Knowles, 1926-

Book - 1960

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Published
New York : Macmillan 1960, [c1959]
Language
English
Item Description
Published in paperback by Scribner in 2003.
Physical Description
186 p. : 21 cm
ISBN
9780743253970
0743253973
0553280414
Main Author
John Knowles, 1926- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A conflict of loyalties between Gene and his fearless friend, Phineas, leads to tragedy.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.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.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.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.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.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.