A Separate Peace

Author(s): John Knowles

Fiction

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 Peaceis 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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'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

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781471152320
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : June 2016
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813.54
  • : 288
  • : John Knowles
  • : Paperback
  • : Re-issue
  • : English