A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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What are the major events in the novel A Separate Peace? There are many events and i want to make sure i pick the most important events in order throughout the book.

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I'm assuming you've read the novel, so my references to events will be just that--short, quick references.

  • The frame (beginning and end) - Gene comes back to Devon school and re-examines the events of those years
  • Summer school and the Suicide Society
  • Finny and Gene do all sorts of things (beach, blitzball, etc.) but not much schoolwork
  • Gene comes to the erroneous conclusion that Finny wants Gene to fail
  • Gene jounces the limb and Finny falls
  • Before school begins...

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