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A Separate Peace

  • Author : John Knowles
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  • Release Date :2014-04-22
  • Total pages :204
  • ISBN : 1476777039

Summary : 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.

A Separate Peace

  • Author : Hallman Bell Bryant
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  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :130
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Summary : 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

  • Author : Harold Bloom
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  • Release Date :2009-01-01
  • Total pages :162
  • ISBN : 1438114788

Summary : 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.

A Separate Peace

  • Author : John Knowles
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  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :52
  • ISBN : 9780871299192

Summary : 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.

Understanding A Separate Peace

  • Author : Hallman Bell Bryant
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :204
  • ISBN : 9780313311659

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

A Separate Peace

  • Author : John Knowles
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  • Release Date :1963
  • Total pages :186
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Summary : Gene Forrester looks back fifteen years to a World War II year in which he and his best friend were roommates in a New Hampshire boarding school.

John Knowles's A Separate Peace

  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2009-01-01
  • Total pages :133
  • ISBN : 1438126522

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

A Separate Peace: Study Guide and Student Workbook (Enhanced ebook)

  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2011-03-01
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1609335708

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John Knowles' A Separate Peace

  • Author : Christopher Russell Reaske
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  • Release Date :1985-07
  • Total pages :76
  • ISBN : 9780671008895

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Reliable Partners

  • Author : Charles Lipson
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :259
  • ISBN : 9780691113906

Summary : 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.

Readings on A Separate Peace

  • Author : Jill Karson
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  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9781565108271

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

A Separate Peace

  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1960
  • Total pages :186
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John Knowles's A Separate Peace

  • Author : Neil Baldwin
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  • Release Date :1984
  • Total pages :102
  • ISBN : 9780764191220

Summary : A guide to reading "A Separate Peace" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

A Separate Peace

  • Author : Tom Stoppard
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  • Release Date :1969
  • Total pages :30
  • ISBN : 0573625131

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Divide and Conquer

  • Author : Lancelot L. Farrar
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1978
  • Total pages :180
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