A Separate Peace

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Walmart #: 743253973
A Separate Peace
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Trade Paper, Scribner Book Company, 2003, ISBN# 0743253973

About this item

A conflict of loyalties between Gene and his fearless friend, Phineas, leads to tragedy.

About this item

A conflict of loyalties between Gene and his fearless friend, Phineas, leads to tragedy.

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: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Oct 2003
ISBN-13: 9780743253970
ISBN-10: 0743253973
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 743253973

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A great book for teenagers!

Customer review by BabyBear15

5.0 stars 8/14/2007 by BabyBear15
by BabyBear15

This book was read by a 15 year old boy. He loved it!

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:14 - 18
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Once per month
Stupid Book!!!

Customer review by MADLovesToshiba

1.0 stars 8/15/2011 by MADLovesToshiba
by MADLovesToshiba

This book is boring and has no point the only reason i read it is because it was required..........waste of time!!!!!

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Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:14 - 18
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
Memorable reading

Customer review by Annika4

5.0 stars 11/5/2014 by Annika4
by Annika4

I remember having to read this for high school English 25 years ago, O_o this book (and Animal Farm, which was creepy) is the only thing I remember from high school (which I hated and I hated English even more). This book is the only required book I ever liked. I couldn't put it down and when finishing it left me wanting for more. I recommend this book to anyone who loves either History or war-themed books, which most often are boys. I am one of the few rare females that liked this (History & military/war related themes) book, probably because of being raised in the military and being a tomboy. From what I remember, it was about the conflict between personal guilt, societal pressure, and the instinct of self-preservation during wartime, and how some college boys dealt with all of that in light of that as college students they were exempted (were only going to be called for duty as a last resort) from (the military) going to war. Although they were exempted, they did feel the pressure to serve. I'm not sure how today's youth can relate to this, as I believe they wouldn't have such a dilemma (feel no guilt/pressure) seeing how selfish and self-centered society has become. Those with such personalities would probably dislike and not understand this book nor it's characters.

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