A Separate Peace

An American coming-of-age tale during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war

Author: John Knowles

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An American coming-of-age tale 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 Peaceis 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.
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A Separate Peace

Discusses the characters, plot and writing of A separate peace by John Knowles. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438114781

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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of A separate peace by John Knowles. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.
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Understanding A Separate Peace

Offers source documents and analysis to provide a historical context for understanding the major themes of "A Separate Peace."

Author: Hallman Bell Bryant

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031331165X

Category: Literary Criticism

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Offers source documents and analysis to provide a historical context for understanding the major themes of "A Separate Peace."
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CliffsNotes on Knowles A Separate Peace

The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

Author: Regina Higgins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544183841

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Knowles' A Separate Peace, you explore John Knowles greatest work, which is one of the most popular post-war novels about adolescence. Here, you meet Gene, who faces the challenge of finding his own individuality in a conformist world—the kind of individuality he's envious of in his friend, the free-spirited Finny. This study guide carefully walks you through every step of Gene's journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, John Knowles, and gain insight into how he came to write A Separate Peace. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on innocence and the uneasy friendship between Gene and Finny A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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A Study Guide for John Knowles s A Separate Peace

A Study Guide for John Knowles's "A Separate Peace," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410336514

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for John Knowles's "A Separate Peace," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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John Knowles s A Separate Peace

A collection of essays analyzing Knowles's classic work, including a chronology of his works and life.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126524

Category: Preparatory school students in literature

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A collection of essays analyzing Knowles's classic work, including a chronology of his works and life.
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A Separate Peace

Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

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Publisher: Total Class Notes

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Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of A Separate Peace by John Knowles. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup
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A Separate Peace

A study of John Knowles' classic coming-of-age story draws on the original manuscript and other primary materials to outline the historical and literary context of the novel and reveal the subtlety of Knowles' narrative design

Author: Hallman Bell Bryant

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015025195879

Category: Literary Criticism

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A study of John Knowles' classic coming-of-age story draws on the original manuscript and other primary materials to outline the historical and literary context of the novel and reveal the subtlety of Knowles' narrative design
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War in John Knowles s A Separate Peace

This compelling volume explores the complexities of adolescent friendship in John Knowles's A Separate Place.

Author: Dedria Bryfonski

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737752694

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

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This compelling volume explores the complexities of adolescent friendship in John Knowles's A Separate Place. Essays discuss the life of John Knowles, the role of personal experience in fiction, how the novel explores the roots of war, as well as contemporary perspectives on how war in Afghanistan is increasing bullying among children, and how sports bring joy despite the realities of war.
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Quicklet on John Knowles A Separate Peace CliffNotes like Book Summary and Analysis

ABOUT THE BOOK Is it possible to be at peace while your country is at war?

Author: Anna Wood

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614646792

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ABOUT THE BOOK Is it possible to be at peace while your country is at war? Today, the answer to that question often seems to be a decisive yes; while the United States is entangled in military conflicts in numerous far-away countries, the average American citizen is able to lead a largely untouched life. Except perhaps for the price of gas at the pump, itself more an economic than political ramification, we face few harsh reminders about the wars that are being fought in our name. This was not always the case. When John Knowles, author of A Separate Peace, sat down to write a novel inspired by his experiences as a high school student during World War II, he was reflecting on an era that demanded far more sacrifices from the average U.S. citizen. In addition to the food and fuel shortages that affected even the upper-class rungs of society that Knowles was part of, people were also forced to live with the war as an enormous psychological specter that was nearly impossible to ignore. Because of the novel’s frank and emotional portrayal of the way in which youths experienced World War II, A Separate Peace is considered a classic of modern American literature and is a staple of high school curriculums, still appearing regularly on bestseller lists, such as the January 23-29 2012 list in the Boston Globe. According to the Los Angeles Times, Knowles felt incredibly validated by the book’s popularity, explaining, “What touches me most, what pleases me most, is that people who are far removed from the world of prep schools love it.” The world depicted in the pages of this novel is based largely on the one Knowles himself knew as a teenager in the early 1940s. Devon, the fictional school attended by the books’ characters, is modeled closely after Phillips Exeter Academy, an elite college preparatory school in New Hampshire, where Knowles himself studied. Many of the historical details of the book—such as the apple harvesting, the shoveling work at the railroad, the absence of senior faculty, and the disappearance of maids from the campus—are ones Knowles experienced directly as a student. Howard T. Easton, a former instructor at Exeter, published a reflection about the school’s culture during the war in The Exonian, in which he recalls, “We all had to adapt to unusual circumstances, some of them quite trying.” In addition to being a faithful rendition of a particular historical time and place, A Separate Peace also offers readers a timeless depiction of friendship, the struggles of adolescence and the loss of innocence. Just as the main characters are unable to hide from the war, they are also unable to forestall the onset of adulthood, a transition that marks the end of the carefree, naïve happiness they knew as boys during the summer session. Each character grapples with these changes in his own way, but in the end, none of them is left unchanged.k EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Fifteen years after graduating from the Devon School, a college preparatory school for wealthy young boys, Gene Forrester returns to campus for the first time. There are two places in particular he aims to visit: a marble staircase in one of the school’s halls and a certain tree on the edge of the Devon River. Upon reaching the staircase in question, he notes with some foreboding that they appear to be particularly hard stairs, as generations of boys’ boots have barely made any indentation on the steps. Trudging through the rain across the muddy campus, Gene struggles to pick out the tree he’s in search of. When he does identify the tree, he notes with some relief that it seems smaller and less intimidating than he remembered. ...buy the book to continue reading!
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A Separate Peace

Provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics covering John Knowles' A Separate Peace.

Author: Sparknotes

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ISBN: 1411469798

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Provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics covering John Knowles' A Separate Peace.
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Study Guide to A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Moreover, this novel continues to provide reader’s a different perspective of World War II. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of John Knowle’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons ...

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ISBN: 9781645422730

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for John Knowles, A Separate Peace, a novel that portrays the events of World War II through the eyes of teenage boys. As a novel of the 1950s, this story portrayed the loss of innocence that occurred during the war. Moreover, this novel continues to provide reader’s a different perspective of World War II. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of John Knowle’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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Divide and Conquer

Author: Lancelot L. Farrar

Publisher: East European Monographs

ISBN: UOM:39015008245451

Category: History

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A Separate Peace eBook

This is an idea book. It was designed for you, the literature teacher, as a time-saver that brings together key ideas, background information, and suggestions for teaching the novel successfully.

Author: Deane O. Bogardus

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ISBN: 0787780588

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This is an idea book. It was designed for you, the literature teacher, as a time-saver that brings together key ideas, background information, and suggestions for teaching the novel successfully. Choose from the suggestions in the book to suit your style; adapt and expand on activities as they suit your students. Above all, this book is meant to be a tool to assist you in intensifying your students' involvement with the text and with the way literature helps to make sense of our world.
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John Knowles s a Separate Peace

A bestseller for more than thirty years, A Separate Peace is John Knowles's crowning achievement and an undisputed American classic.

Author: Christopher Russell Reaske

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ISBN: 076070581X

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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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Reliable Partners

Lipson argues that because democracies are confident their bargains will stick, they can negotiate effective settlements with each other rather than incur the great costs of war. Why are democracies more reliable partners?

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400850723

Category: Political Science

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Democracies often go to war but almost never against each other. Indeed, "the democratic peace" has become a catchphrase among scholars and even U.S. Presidents. But why do democracies avoid fighting each other? Reliable Partners offers the first systematic and definitive explanation. Examining decades of research and speculation on the subject and testing this against the history of relations between democracies over the last two centuries, Charles Lipson concludes that constitutional democracies have a "contracting advantage"--a unique ability to settle conflicts with each other by durable agreements. In so doing he forcefully counters realist claims that a regime's character is irrelevant to war and peace. Lipson argues that because democracies are confident their bargains will stick, they can negotiate effective settlements with each other rather than incur the great costs of war. Why are democracies more reliable partners? Because their politics are uniquely open to outside scrutiny and facilitate long-term commitments. They cannot easily bluff, deceive, or launch surprise attacks. While this transparency weakens their bargaining position, it also makes their promises more credible--and more durable, for democracies are generally stable. Their leaders are constrained by constitutional rules, independent officials, and the political costs of abandoning public commitments. All this allows for solid bargains between democracies. When democracies contemplate breaking their agreements, their open debate gives partners advance notice and a chance to protect themselves. Hence agreements among democracies are less risky than those with nondemocratic states. Setting rigorous analysis in friendly, vigorous prose, Reliable Partners resolves longstanding questions about the democratic peace and highlights important new findings about democracies in world politics, from rivalries to alliances. Above all, it shows conclusively that democracies are uniquely adapted to seal enduring bargains with each other and thus avoid the blight of war.
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A Separate Peace

... the thirties in their places . But they couldn't use that tack forever . So , for us in
the forties , they've cooked up this war fake . GENE . And who are " they , " Finny
? FINNY . The fat old men who don't want us Act II Page 35 A SEPARATE PEACE
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Author: John Knowles

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 0871299194

Category: Fiction

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John Knowles' beloved classic has been a bestseller for more than 30 years and is one of the most moving and accurate novels about the trials and confusions of adolescence ever written. Set at an elite boarding school for boys during World War II, A Separate Peace is the story of friendship and treachery, and how a tragic accident involving two young men forever tarnishes their innocence.
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