A Separate Peace (Paperback)
Scribner, 9780743253970, 208pp.
Publication Date: September 30, 2003
Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (9/29/2006)
Audio Cassette, Abridged, Abridged (5/1/1987)
Mass Market Paperback (1/1/1985)
Compact Disc (4/30/2010)
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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Praise For A Separate Peace…
National Review A masterpiece.
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.