Analysis Of A Separate Peace By John Knowles

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Nikki La
Mrs. Donaldson
H. English 2, Period 6
9 October 2017

Title: A Separate Peace
Author: John Knowles
Publication information: Year, publisher, location.
Year:1959
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Biographical information about the author:
Born in West Virginia on September 16, 1926.
He spent his childhood in the small town of a coal-mining region.
He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, which served model for the setting of the book.
He graduated early because of his participation in the summer Anticipatory Program, a wartime term.
After serving eight months in the army, he went to Yale and received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
His first book published was A Separate Peace.
A Separate Peace won Knowles the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
The work also received the William Faulkner Award for the most promising first novel of 1960.
He relieved the National Association of Independent Schools Award.
He died in 2001 at the age of 75. 1. Plot:
In the exposition of the novel, Gene, the main character, is back at his old high school, Devon School. He is walking through the school and thinks about the old days and his best friend, Finny. The rising action is when the two boys’ relationship starts to flourish. But, Gene begins to have bad thoughts about from Finny. Both the boys are complete opposites of eachother, Gene is best at academics and Finny is best at athletics. Gene starts to hate and becomes resentful of
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