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A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Separate Peace

by John Knowles

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Abridged Edition
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2 Hrs. 16 Min.
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Ever since its first publication in 1960, A Separate Peace has been hailed as a modern classic. Now the story of 2 best friends attending a New England boarding school during World War II comes to life in this powerful audio presentation. Featuring a dramatic reading by Matthew Modine, this abridgment of John Knowles's critically acclaimed novel provides a startling insight into war and youth that you will never forget.

Gene Fowler is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, charismatic, daredevil athlete. Their bittersweet rivalry leads to a tragic accident during the ill-fated summer of '42 - one that will disrupt the uneasy peace of their artificial oasis and force them to accept the grim realities of manhood. The story of their unique friendship is a starkly moving parable of lost innocence and tortured adolescence in a generation coming of age during the dark years of war.

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  • Published: January 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: A000198
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