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Knowles, John 1926-2001

Overview
Works: 124 works in 632 publications in 8 languages and 20,932 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Short stories  College stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Actor, Performer, Composer, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3561.N68, 813.54
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A separate peace : a novel by John Knowles( Book )

257 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 8,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene Forrester looks back fifteen years to a World War II year in which he and his best friend Phineas were roommates in a New Hampshire boarding school. Their friendship is marred by Finny's crippling fall, an event for which Gene is responsible and one that eventually leads to tragedy
A separate peace by John Knowles( Recording )

78 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a novel about a friendship that develops between two boys during a summer vacation at the Devon school during World War II
Peace breaks out by John Knowles( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete is a sensitive, handsome young war hero. Wexford is a defiant, scheming troublemaker. Their lives collide in the uneasy days of peace after World War II as senior year at the Devon School changes from a time of friendships into a stunning drama of tragic betrayal. With the unforgettable power and simplicity that made A Separate Peace into a modern classic, this masterful companion volume by John Knowles takes us once again on a warmly nostalgic journey through the poignancy of adolescence — and gives us another landmark portrayal of the dark side of the human heart
Indian summer by John Knowles( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Indian Summer is John Knowles' third novel, one generation beyond A Separate Peace but again making an opposition of contrasts between two young men, this time less private and more extensive in implication. Cleet Kinsolving, something of a loner, as "unshakable" as his Indian grandmother, returns from the war (1946) with an inviolable sense of who he is and what life should be. He's determined not to "fall behind in the Indian summer of brief, too late, doomed flowering." This is what he seems most likely to do when he agrees to go back to his Connecticut home town with successful, patronisingly protective Neil Reardon, his oldest, closest friend. Cleet is only a hanger-on in the Rearden household which represents not only philistine virtues (power, tradition, and money) but an energetic productivity and strangulating conservatism. Neil has married a Southern girl, Georgia, whose family are now there too, and they also are sore thumbs. Cleet, however, is on the same frequency with Georgia's father who maintains a certain quixotic, naive nobility in failure. But at the close, he manages to make the break to "go through life" on his own, instead of "slipping around it" (Neil).... Knowles tells his story in a direct, declarative fashion which has a good deal of Cleet's vulnerable honesty. And he has something to say, refuting the patterns which crib and confine, asserting the life of instinct and imagination. The straightforward strength of the book is hard to isolate but it's there-- close to Cleet's uncomplicated, uncompromising center of vision."--Kirkus
The paragon : a novel by John Knowles( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After failing Marine Corps boot camp, Lou Colfax is looking forward to Yale--anything would be an improvement. Well, it was for the first half-hour until he met his roommate. If any two people could be more opposite
A stolen past by John Knowles( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two roommates at Yale, one working toward a future as a writer, the other, scion of Russian nobility, wooing a wealthy young woman
Phineas; six stories by John Knowles( Book )

13 editions published between 1956 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spreading fires by John Knowles( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American diplomat ignores the odd behavior of a servant who comes with the villa he rents until the man erupts in a homicidal rage
A vein of riches by John Knowles( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of young Lyle Catherwood, his overbearing, power-hungry father, and neurasthenic mother are played out against the backdrop of the shortlived West Virginia coal boom of the century's first quarter
The modern short story in the making by Whit Burnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from various types of short stories, with writers' and editors' commentaries, and definitions of the types of stories. Authors range from Mailer to Tennessee Williams
The private life of Axie Reed : [a novel] by John Knowles( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morning in Antibes : a novel by John Knowles( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The distinction of John Knowles' first book, A Separate Peace (1959) presents something of a second novel nemesis, for the reviewer as well. Certainly, over and above the writer's definite talent, the books have very little in common; for the classic conflict of the first, and the austerity of a New England boys' school background, this substitutes a certain irresolution (which may be no more than that of its central character) and spends a summer season in Antibes with peripheral people, on the beaches, in the bars. The sensuous, enervating fascination of the life there has a tremendous sharpness. Less definite is Nick Petrovich who tells this story and, in spite of the first person, retains a certain anonymity. Idling, he is also brooding over his wife Liliane, who now goes off with a wealthy Fasciat count- an old lover. The Algerian problem is never too far away "water skiing and ideology in the daytime, the cha cha cha and assassinations at night"". And although the Count maintains that ""wine and hashish will never mix", Nick does become involved if only through Jeannot, a gentle, guileful Arab who moves in on him as his servant. Djian-like Jeannot appears, hovers, disappears, but when he goes off to assume his obligation at his father's death, Nick too has learned through him that one must have something to right for and live for... it is all- at the moment-immensely alive and immediate, and long after the small moral directive is forgotten, this special background, glistening with luxury and laxity, will be remembered. It also provides a cautionary case in point for a softshouldered civilization which too may have to find some larger commitment."--Kirkus
Double vision : American thoughts abroad by John Knowles( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A separate peace : a separate peace series by John Knowles( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world. A bestseller for more than thirty years, A Separate Peace is John Knowles's crowning achievement and an undisputed American classic
A separate peace : and related readings by John Knowles( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A separate peace : John Knowles by John Knowles( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring explanations of key Themes, Motifs, and Symbols including: transformations, athletics, Finny's fall, the creation of inner enemies, summer and winter sessions, and World War II. Also detailed analysis of these important characters: Gene Forrester, Finny, Elwin "Leper" Lepellier, and Brinker Hadley
A separate peace by Peter Yates( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As World War II rages overseas, the prestigious Devon prep school holds a summer session for boys trying to graduate before they are drafted
A separate peace : an American classic by John Knowles( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mount Morgan rack railway by John Knowles( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pace separata by John Knowles( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Knowles, John, 1926-

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