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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 7th 2003
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
This book is probably my Catcher in the Rye (I didn't read Catcher in the Rye until I was an adult and I didn't like it). I read this the day after I received it in class junior year of high school. I only remembered the ending and the scene where Phineas breaks the school swimming record. Somehow...
J'ai retrouvé dans ce livre beaucoup d'autres, quelque chose du Cercle des Poètes disparus et du Maître des illusions, le tout accompagné, au fil d'une amitié extrêmement forte aux sentiments de rivalités assez forts... On retrouve le côté strict d'un collège américain, l'amitié forte entre ses memb...
For my full review, please visit Casual Debris. Having been educated in Canada, neither A Separate Peace nor its author John Knowles were familiar to me until a stranger at a book fair recommended the novel long after I had finished high school. South of the border, of course, the novel has been t...
This is a perfectly solid novel. The style is often lyrical, eloquent, is perceptive about the the workings of envy and insecurities of the teen years. I appreciated the emotional restraint that keeps the elegiacal tone from seeping too much into sentimentality. So I'm not sure what leaves me so unm...
I remember this book being popular when I was in high school. It was on a reading list we had to choose from to read and give an oral book report. It was a popular choice because it was less than 200 pages. What did I choose? Gone with the Wind, 750 pages. Needless to say, I was the only one in my c...