A Separate Peace

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 1, 1996 - Fiction - 208 pages
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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 the second world war.

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.
 

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In the middle of World War II, Gene and Phineas are coming into their last year of high school. Roommates, away at boarding school, they find themselves growing closer over the summer session. As Gene ... Read full review

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This book sucks I have to read it for my 6th grade English class!!!! BORING!!!!🙄

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Contents

I
7
II
19
III
31
IV
47
V
59
VI
70
VII
84
VIII
101
IX
121
X
136
XI
150
XII
176
XIII
193
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About the author (1996)

John Knowles, who died in 2001, was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, as well as a recipient of the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

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