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Separate Peace

John Knowles

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 the second world war. 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.

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 the second world war. 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.
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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 the second world war. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Spike McClure

Length:

6h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

50:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:24