A Separate Peace (Prebound)

By John Knowles

Turtleback Books, 9780613705301, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/30/2003)
Hardcover (10/1/1996)
Compact Disc (9/29/2006)
Prebound (9/1/2003)
Audio Cassette, Abridged, Abridged (5/1/1987)
Mass Market Paperback (1/1/1985)
Compact Disc (4/30/2010)

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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.