The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.In CliffsNotes on Knowles A Separate Peace, you explore John Knowles greatest work, which is one of the most popular post-war novels about adolescence. Here, you meet Gene, who faces the challenge of finding his own individuality in a conformist world - the kind of individuality hes envious of in his friend, the free-spirited Finny.This study guide carefully walks you through every step of Genes journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel.
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