A Separate Peace: Review Guide
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A Separate Peace
Author- John Knowles
Published- United States, Macmillan,1959.
Genre- Coming-of-age, tragedy
Setting- The novel takes place at The Devon School, a New England prep school. It opens in 1958, however it flashes back to 1942-1943 for most of the novel.
Point of View- The novel is told in first person by the narrator Gene Forrester. Gene describes the events that changed his life by flashing back to his high-school days a decade and a half after having left school.