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A Separate Peace

About the Book

A Separate Peace

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.

A Separate Peace
by John Knowles

  • Publication Date: October 7, 2003
  • Genres: Futuristic
  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • ISBN-10: 0743253973
  • ISBN-13: 9780743253970