The Masters

The Masters
Title The Masters PDF eBook
Author C. P. Snow
Publisher House of Stratus
Pages 359
Release 2008-09-23
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1842324233

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The fourth in the Strangers and Brothers series begins with the dying Master of a Cambridge college. His imminent demise causes intense rivalry and jealousy amongst the other fellows. Former friends become enemies as the election looms.

C.P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers as Mid-twentieth-century History

C.P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers as Mid-twentieth-century History
Title C.P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers as Mid-twentieth-century History PDF eBook
Author Terrance L. Lewis
Publisher Peter Lang
Pages 222
Release 2009
Genre Literature and history
ISBN 9781433106620

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This book studies C.P. Snow's eleven-volume series of novels (Strangers and Brothers) as documents detailing the social and political life of mid-twentieth-century Britain, and points out the uses for the novels in the academic study of that time period. Both Snow and his central character, Lewis S. Eliot, started from unremarkable origins in terms of their mutual background in the lower reaches of the middle class, their dreams of success in their teen years, and their early professional education in a new, struggling academic institution in the mid-1920s. Neither could really be considered typical for men of their class. Eliot's working life would include being a very minor town clerk, a barrister, an advisor to a powerful industrialist, a Cambridge don, a moderately powerful civil servant, and finally, in early retirement, a writer. Eliot would befriend members of both the traditional and Jewish upper classes, scholars and brilliant scientists, powerful behind-the-scenes civil servants, second-tier British and Nazi politicians, financiers and industrialists, Communists, and writers and artists, providing a fairly broad overview of parts of the middle class and ruling elites of the periods. Snow's sequence of novels is therefore useful to the historian of twentieth-century Britain, both in understanding the period as it recedes away from common experience and in presenting the period in the classroom. Snow was a classic twentieth-century writer who presented a more balanced account of the British «governing classes» of the middle third of the twentieth century than did the upper-class (and would-be upper-class) or working-class writers of the same period. His novels provide an insight that every student of twentieth-century Britain must have on hand.

The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints

The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints
Title The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints PDF eBook
Author Library of Congress
Publisher
Pages 712
Release 1968
Genre Catalogs, Union
ISBN

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The National Union Catalogs, 1963-

The National Union Catalogs, 1963-
Title The National Union Catalogs, 1963- PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 712
Release 1964
Genre American literature
ISBN

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C. P. Snow and the Struggle of Modernity

C. P. Snow and the Struggle of Modernity
Title C. P. Snow and the Struggle of Modernity PDF eBook
Author John de la Mothe
Publisher University of Texas Press
Pages 263
Release 2013-09-06
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0292758960

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The condition of modernity springs from that tension between science and the humanities that had its roots in the Enlightenment but reached its full flowering with the rise of twentieth-century technology. It manifests itself most notably in the crisis of individuality that is generated by the nexus of science, literature, and politics, one that challenges each of us to find a way of balancing our personal identities between our public and private selves in an otherwise estranging world. This challenge, which can only be expressed as "the struggle of modernity," perhaps finds no better expression than in C. P. Snow. In his career as novelist, scientist, and civil servant, C. P. Snow (1905-1980) attempted to bridge the disparate worlds of modern science and the humanities. While Snow is often regarded as a late-Victorian liberal who has little to say about the modernist period in which he lived and wrote, de la Mothe challenges this judgment, reassessing Snow's place in twentieth-century thought. He argues that Snow's life and writings—most notably his Strangers and Brothers sequence of novels and his provocative thesis in The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution—reflect a persistent struggle with the nature of modernity. They manifest Snow's belief that science and technology were at the center of modern life.

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog
Title National Union Catalog PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 702
Release 1970
Genre Union catalogs
ISBN

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

The Masters

The Masters
Title The Masters PDF eBook
Author C.P. Snow
Publisher House of Stratus
Pages 257
Release 2010-01-15
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0755120043

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The fourth in the Strangers and Brothers series begins with the dying Master of a Cambridge college. His imminent demise causes intense rivalry and jealousy amongst the other fellows. Former friends become enemies as the election looms.