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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace

An American coming-of-age tale during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war

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ISBN 9781471139109
Barcode 9781471139109
Published 1 September 2014 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Knowles, John
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ISBN-13 9781471139109
ISBN-10 1471139107
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date 1 September 2014
International Publication Date 14 August 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Knowles, John
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 194g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 492763

Description of this Book

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

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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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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