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A Separate Peace
 

A Separate Peace (Audio CD / Audio)

By Knowles, John
Read by Snively, Scott

Devon School, an exclusive prep school for boys in New Hampshire, is a world unto itself. But it s the summer of 1942 and the massive thundercloud of World War II threatens the school s peaceful environment. Paralleling the war, where enemies real and imagined are sometimes colla... read full description below.

ISBN 9781883332761
Barcode 9781883332761
Published 30 April 2010 by Blackstone Publishing
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9781883332761
ISBN-10 1883332761
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Blackstone Publishing
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date 30 April 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Knowles, John
Read by Snively, Scott
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 169mm
Height: 166mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 277g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Death, Friendship, Preparatory school students, Boys, New Hampshire
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 770598

Description of this Book

Devon School, an exclusive prep school for boys in New Hampshire, is a world unto itself. But it s the summer of 1942 and the massive thundercloud of World War II threatens the school s peaceful environment. Paralleling the war, where enemies real and imagined are sometimes collaborated with and sometimes destroyed, is the friendship between Gene and Phineas, two students attending the 1942 summer session at Devon. Their idyllic world begins to fall apart as the war escalates, and suspicion and the complexities of adolescence result in violence and betrayal. A Separate Peace has become a modern classic.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Intense, mesmerizing, and compelling. -- School Library Journal Gene and Finny are both friends and rivals, each struggling to outdo the other in feats of masculine braggadocio. Ultimately, though, that rivalry-as it so often does-turns rancid, and Gene is forced to reckon with his own moral turpitude. -- Electric Literature 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. -- Aubrey Menen, New York Times bestselling author Scott Snively tackles Knowles' famous novel about rivalries and relationships at the fictional Devon School...Like Gene himself, Snively's narration is sometimes wistful, sometimes regretful, sometimes hesitant. Most of the performance is subdued, with subtle distinctions in the voices of the major characters. Snively does an excellent job conveying emotions in scenes of conflict. He ably conveys anger and sadness with changes in pitch and a few well-placed shouts in a way that sounds genuine, never forced. This is an excellent treatment of a modern classic. -- AudioFile Snively brilliantly captures the protagonist's memories. -- Booklist (audio review)

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Author's Bio

John Knowles (1926-2001) was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and Yale University. His first novel, A Separate Peace, was published in 1959 and adapted for film in 1972. In 2004 it was adapted again as a television movie by Showtime. He wrote seven novels, a book on travel, and a collection of stories. He was the winner of the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Scott Snively is a voice talent and Earphones Award-winning narrator.

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