A Separate Peace

Author: John Knowles
Homepage_9781471139109

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9781471139109
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • :
  • :
  • : August 2014
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
  • : September 2014
  • :
  • :
  • : books

Special Fields

  • :
  • :
  • : John Knowles
  • :
  • : Paperback
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • : 813.54
  • :
  • :
  • : 288
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
Barcode 9781471139109
9781471139109

Description

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.

Author description

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.