A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace

3.59 (207,712 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.59 (207,712 ratings by Goodreads)

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An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Nominated as one of America's b
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 13mm | 204g
  • New York, NY, Australia
  • English
  • Scribner Trade
  • 0743253973
  • 9780743253970
  • 33,278

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Aubrey Menen 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.
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Aubrey Menen 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. National Review A masterpiece. The Observer A model of restraint, deeply felt and beautifully written. Warren Miller Mr. Knowles has something to say about youth and war that few contemporary novelists have attempted to say and none has said better.
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About John Knowles

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.
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207,712 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 23% (48,039)
4 33% (69,017)
3 28% (57,792)
2 11% (22,705)
1 5% (10,159)
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