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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace


by John Knowles

A Separate Peace Resources


A Separate Peace Audiobook SPONSORED

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Movie or TV Productions

The 1972 Film

Filmed at Phillips Exeter Academy, starring some dudes you probably don't know.

2004, Made-For-TV Movie

Starring more dudes whose names you probably don't know. Critically, this little puppy didn't go over too well.


Photo Essay

With the corresponding excerpts from the test, this photo essay shows the real-life counterparts to the fictional Devon environment.

Original Manuscript Page

Even great writers cross stuff out. (See the fifth tab on the menu underneath the title "A Separate Peace".)

Earlier Book Cover

Very quaint, yes?

Later Book Cover

Even quainter! Or possibly "more quaint."


"A Special Time, A Special School"

John Knowles's essay on his own boarding school experience at Phillips Exeter Academy and the effect it had on A Separate Peace.

John Knowles's Obituary

From the N.Y. Times

"There is no relation between John Knowles and John Fowles."

Because we were confused there for a nanosecond.

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