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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
 

A novel of unrest among 16-year-olds in a boy's school at theopening of WorldWar II.

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ISBN 9780743253970
Published 15 September 2003 by Scribner Book Company
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Knowles, John
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ISBN-13 9780743253970
ISBN-10 0743253973
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scribner Book Company
Imprint Scribner Book Company
Publication Date 15 September 2003
International Publication Date 1 May 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Knowles, John
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 204g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Death, Historical fiction, Boys, Friendship, Bildungsromans
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Aubrey Menen The Observer A model of restraint, deeply felt and beautifully written. Warren Miller Mr. Knowles has something to say about youth and war that few contemporary novelists have attempted to say and none has said better. Aubrey MenenI think it is the best-written, best-designed, and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself. Aubrey Menen I think it is the best-written, best-designed, and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself. Warren Miller Mr. Knowles has something to say about youth and war that few contemporary novelists have attempted to say and none has said better. The Observer A model of restraint, deeply felt and beautifully written. National Review A masterpiece. Warren Miller Mr. Knowles has something to say about youth and war that few contemporary novelists have attempted to say and none has said better. The Observer A model of restraint, deeply felt and beautifully written. National Review A masterpiece. Aubrey MenenI think it is the best-written, best-designed, and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself. National Review A masterpiece. Warren Miller Mr. Knowles has something to say about youth and war that few contemporary novelists have attempted to say and none has said better. The Observer A model of restraint, deeply felt and beautifully written.

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Author's Bio

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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