A Separate PeaceBook - 2003
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
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2003, c1987
Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 204 p. ; 22 cm
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#67 The Great American Read
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