- The Light and the Dark
"The Light and the Dark" is the fourth novel in
C.P. Snow's " Strangers and Brothers" series. Set in Englandin the lead-up to and during World War II, it portrays Lewis Eliot's friendship with the gifted scholar and remarkable individual Roy Calvert, and Calvert's inner turmoil and quest for meaning in life. Calvert was based on Snow's friend, Coptic scholar, Charles Allberry. [cite journal | title=C. P. Snow | last=Snow | first=P | date=2006 | journal=Christ's College Magazine | volume=231 | pages=67–9 ] Their relationship is developed further in "The Masters".
The novel portrays the tensions surrounding the build up to war and the sense of catastrophe so widespread in the 1930s.
*cite book | title=The Light and the Dark | last=Snow | first=C.P. | authorlink=C.P. Snow | publisher= | date=1947
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