A Separate Peace: The War Within

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Twayne Publishers, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 130 pages
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.

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