A Separate Peace by John Knowles audiobook

A Separate Peace

By John Knowles
Read by Spike McClure

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665012485

Runtime: 6.58 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A National Book Award Finalist

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A quietly vital and cleanly written novel that moves, page by page, towards a most interesting target.” Truman Capote
“A model of restraint, deeply felt and beautifully written.” Observer (London)
“A masterpiece.”  National Review
“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.” Aubrey Menen
“Mr. Knowles has something to say about youth and war that few contemporary novelists have attempted to say and none has said better.” Warren Miller
“Is he the successor to Salinger for whom we have been waiting so long?” Encounter
“The volatile world of male adolescence provides the backdrop for John Knowles’ engrossing tale of love, hate, war, and peace… Not only does [narrator Scott] Snively give a distinctive voice to each of the main characters, he also delineates the mannerisms and personalities of the other boys and the teachers surrounding them. Intense, mesmerizing, and compelling, this rendition of a classic coming-of-age tale belongs in all public library collections, and will be especially helpful to high school students.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: John Knowles

Author Bio: John Knowles

John Knowles (1926–2001) was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and Yale University. His first novel, A Separate Peace, was published in 1959 and adapted for film in 1972. In 2004 it was adapted again as a television movie by Showtime. He wrote seven novels, a book on travel, and a collection of stories. He was the winner of the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English