A Separate Peace Author:John Knowles Gene was a lonely, introverted intellectual. — Phineas was a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happened between them at school one summer during the early years of World War II is the subject of A Separate Peace. A great bestseller for almost a decade - one of the most starkly moving parables ever written of the dark forces that brood o... more »ver the tortured world of adolescence.
"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 evil itself." - Aubrey Menen« less