A Separate Peace (Hardcover)
Scribner, 9780684833668, 208pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 1996
Other Editions of This Title:
Audio Cassette, Abridged, Abridged (5/1/1987)
Mass Market Paperback (1/1/1985)
Compact Disc (9/29/2006)
Compact Disc (4/30/2010)
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.