John Knowles

John Knowles was an American novelist best known for his novel 'A Separate Peace.' He was born in 1926 and passed away in 2001. His works often explore themes of adolescence, identity, and the complexities of human relationships.

Books

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  1. 1. A Separate Peace

    Set in a New England boarding school during World War II, this novel explores the tumultuous friendship between two boys, a charismatic and daring athlete and his introverted, intellectual roommate. The story delves into themes of envy, identity, and the loss of innocence, culminating in a tragic accident that forever changes their lives. The backdrop of the war adds a layer of tension and urgency, reflecting the inner turmoil of the protagonists.

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