A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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To what extent does A Separate Peace reflect the turbulent life of the author?

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While not exactly an autobiographical book, A Separate Peace reflects John Knowles 's high school years at the exclusive Philips Exeter Academy, a New England boarding school on which the novel's Devon school is very closely modeled. Knowles attended the Exeter Academy during the same years as his characters, so the turbulent backdrop of World War II...

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