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A Separate Peace (Paperback)

Author:  John Knowles
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0743253973
ISBN-13: 9780743253970
Sku: 33905950
Publish Date: 9/1/2003
Sales Rank: 16259
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  208
Age Range:  NA
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I went back to the Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen years before. (from the first line)
A conflict of loyalties between Gene and his fearless friend, Phineas, leads to tragedy. *Author: Knowles, John *Publication Date: 2003/10/07 *Number of Pages: 208 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50
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At a New England boarding school during World War II, a group of boys discover the depths of human nature among themselves, and the evil that even the most innocent is capable of.
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John Knowles
John Knowles was the author of nine other novels after A SEPARATE PEACE, his 1959 study of adolescent turmoil, but none of his works ever matched that book's popularity and eminence. Knowles was educated at Exeter and Yale, then worked as a reporter, an editor, and, finally, a teacher of creative writing. He was 75 when he died.

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"A quietly vital and cleanly written novel that moves, page by page, toward a most interesting target." - Truman Capote

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"I think it is the best-written, best-designed and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself. As I read the story I had the feeling of climbing a tower and looking at wider and wider prospects of human nature, each bleaker than the last....The characters are real, the tragedy is inevitable, the setting is perfectly chosen. I shall recommend this book to anyone who tells me that the novel is no longer a work of art." - Audrey Menen

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0208
Product attributePublisher:   Scribner Book Company
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