A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
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Author: John Knowles
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781471139116
Release: 2014-08-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 'A GOOD READ' 'A novel that made such a deep impression on me at sixteen that I can still conjure the atmosphere in my fifties: of yearning, infatuation mingled indistinguishably with envy, and remorse' Lionel Shriver 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 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 Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
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Author: Hallman Bell Bryant
Pages: 130
ISBN: UOM:39015025195879
Release: 1990
Editor: Twayne Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
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Author: John Knowles
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781476777030
Release: 2014-04-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 World War II. 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.

Understanding A Separate Peace

Understanding A Separate Peace
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Author: Hallman Bell Bryant
Pages: 204
ISBN: 031331165X
Release: 2002
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
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Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781438114781
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

John Knowles s A Separate Peace

John Knowles s A Separate Peace
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Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 133
ISBN: 9781438126524
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

A Study Guide for John Knowles s A Separate Peace

A Study Guide for John Knowles s A Separate Peace
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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410336514
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
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Author: John Knowles
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1586633708
Release: 2002
Editor: Spark Notes

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sparknotes presents a clear discussion of the action and thoughts of the work.

A Separate Peace Study Guide and Student Workbook Enhanced ebook

A Separate Peace  Study Guide and Student Workbook  Enhanced ebook
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781609335700
Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: BMI Educational Services

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Reliable Partners

Reliable Partners
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Author: Charles Lipson
Pages: 259
ISBN: 0691113904
Release: 2003
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
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Author: Cary M. Roberts
Pages: 58
ISBN: 0822011832
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

While adolescence is never easy, during wartime its difficulty is more pronounced. This story of a boy's growing up and floating between identities is filled with moral dilemma. This concise supplement to Knowles's "A Separate Peace" helps students understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

John Knowles s a Separate Peace

John Knowles s a Separate Peace
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Author: Christopher Russell Reaske
Pages: 83
ISBN: 076070581X
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
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Author: Total Class Notes
Pages: 186
ISBN:
Release: 1960
Editor: Total Class Notes

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 info@totalgroupmobile.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup

Readings on A Separate Peace

Readings on A Separate Peace
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Author: Jill Karson
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1565108264
Release: 1999
Editor: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Essays on the structure, themes, characterization, and technique of Knowles' novel are accompanied by a brief profile of the author

John Knowles a Separate Peace

John Knowles  a Separate Peace
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Author: Kirby Gann
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1632460106
Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Ig Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Kirby Gann writes about how John Knowles' "A Separate Peace "influenced him as an author.

War in John Knowles s A Separate Peace

War in John Knowles s A Separate Peace
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Author: Dedria Bryfonski
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780737752687
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
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Author: Tom Stoppard
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9780573625138
Release: 1969
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.

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CliffsNotes on Knowle s A Separate Peace

CliffsNotes on Knowle s A Separate Peace
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Author: Charles Higgins,Regina Higgins,Cary M. Roberts
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0764585789
Release: 2000-06-13
Editor: Cliffs Notes

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Separate Peace

Separate Peace
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Author: John Knowles,Applied Practice, Ltd
Pages: 48
ISBN: OCLC:213296907
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown

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A Bright Shining Lie

A Bright Shining Lie
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Author: Neil Sheehan
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780679603801
Release: 2009-10-20
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of the most acclaimed books of our time—the definitive Vietnam War exposé and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterprise riddled with arrogance and self-deception, a charismatic soldier who put his life and career on the line in an attempt to convince his superiors that the war should be fought another way. By the time he died in 1972, Vann had embraced the follies he once decried. He died believing that the war had been won. In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, a renowned journalist tells the story of John Vann—"the one irreplaceable American in Vietnam"—and of the tragedy that destroyed a country and squandered so much of America's young manhood and resources.