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A Separate Peace By John Knowles

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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Summary

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

A Separate Peace Summary

A Separate Peace: As heard on BBC Radio 4 by John Knowles

AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 'A GOOD READ'

'A novel that made such a deep impression on me at sixteen that I can still conjure the atmosphere in my fifties: of yearning, infatuation mingled indistinguishably with envy, and remorse' Lionel Shriver

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

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 Separate Peace Reviews

'A novel that made such a deep impression on me at sixteen that I can still conjure the atmosphere in my fifties: of yearning, infatuation mingled indistinguishably with envy, and remorse'

-- Lionel Shriver

About John Knowles

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.

Additional information

GOR008148371
9781471152320
1471152324
A Separate Peace: As heard on BBC Radio 4 by John Knowles
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
2016-06-30
288
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