John Knowles's A Separate Peace
In this classic tale, a young man comes of age at a northern boarding school amidst the backdrop of World War II. Knowles's protagonist looks back at the time he spent at the academy, a transitional period between childhood and adulthood when he struggled to define himself as well as to establish and assert his place in the world. This study guide to A Separate Peace is complemented by an introduction from literary scholar Harold Bloom, an annotated bibliography, and interpretive essays about the work.
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