Strangers And Brothers
by C. P. Snow
Charles Scribner's Sons, blue toned top fore-edge, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket is price-clipped with minor rubbing and edgewear, some small tears at edges
'With this novel C. P. Snow began the now-famous Lewis Eliot sequence - a series of novels which Herbert Gold has called "one of the most impressive imaginative constructions of the century". Published in England in 1940, Strangers and Brothers now appears in this country for the first time.
Set in an English provincial town, Strangers And Brothers tells the story of George Passant, a man of remarkable gifts who exerts a crucial influence on the lives of the young people he has gathered around him. He is an idealist, a man of courage, principle, and of strong personality: he seems destined for great things. And yet the story ends in his trial for fraud: in the wreckage of his high hopes and of his career. How and why that happens are the chief concerns of Strangers And Brothers. It is a spare, probing novel, with an inescapable atmosphere of mounting tension. It presents in George Passant one of the most extraordinary human beings in the gallery of characters C. P. Snow has created.'