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C. P. Snow was born on October 15, 1905 in Leicester, England. He graduated from Leicester University and received a doctorate in physics at the University of Cambridge. After working at Cambridge in molecular physics for about 20 years, he became a university administrator. During World War II, he mostrar mais was a scientific adviser to the British government. He was knighted in 1957 and created a Baron in the life peerage in 1964. He wrote an 11-volume novel sequence collectively called Strangers and Brothers, which was published between 1940 and 1970. His other works of fiction include Death Under Sail, In Their Wisdom, and A Coat of Varnish. He also wrote several non-fiction works including The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, Public Affairs, Trollope: His Life and Art, and The Realists: Eight Portraits. He died on July 1, 1980 at the age of 74. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de C.P. Snow

The Masters (1951) 556 cópias
Corridors of Power (1964) 382 cópias
The Affair (1960) 332 cópias
The New Men (1954) 322 cópias
Time of Hope (1949) 232 cópias
The Sleep of Reason (1968) 216 cópias
Science and government (1961) 207 cópias
The Conscience of the Rich (1958) 201 cópias
George Passant (1940) 201 cópias
Death Under Sail (1932) 185 cópias
The Light and the Dark (1947) 181 cópias
A Coat of Varnish (1979) 172 cópias
Last Things (1970) 172 cópias
Homecomings (1956) 166 cópias
Variety of Men (1672) 141 cópias
The Search (1934) 133 cópias
In Their Wisdom (1709) 122 cópias
Trollope, his life and art (1975) 84 cópias
The Physicists (1981) 75 cópias
The Malcontents (1972) 74 cópias
The Realists (1713) 53 cópias
Strangers and Brothers (Set) (1940) 30 cópias
Public affairs (1971) 19 cópias
The state of siege (1969) 9 cópias
Stories from Modern Russia (1961) — Editor — 4 cópias
Einstein 2 cópias
Appendix to Science and Government (1962) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
The Masters {abridged} — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
New Lives for Old 1 exemplar(es)
Richard Aldington 1 exemplar(es)
Thé Masters 1 exemplar(es)
Strangers&Brothers 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A Mathematician's Apology (1940) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,381 cópias
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuinte — 803 cópias
Energy (1963) — Consulting editor, algumas edições191 cópias
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
A Book of Essays (1963) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The affair,: A play, (1962) — Original novel — 17 cópias
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Snow, Charles Percy
Outros nomes
Baron Snow of the City of Leicester
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Engeland, Groot-Brittannië
Local de nascimento
Leicester, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Cambridge, England, UK
London, England, UK
University of Cambridge (Christ's College)
University of Leicester
civil servant
Johnson, Pamela Hansford (spouse)
Snow, Philip (brother)
Life Peerage, 1965
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary ∙ Literature ∙ 1961)
Aviso de desambiguação
Do not combine this page with that of Charles Percy, who is a different person entirely. Thanks.



A very well-written novel exploring the vanities and insecurities of a group of senior tutors in their efforts to elect a new master of their college in Cambridge, England. This is #4 in an 11 book series tracing the life of one British man in the years around WWII. I've ordered the first book in the series and look forward to reading the entire lot!
jemisonreads | outras 10 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |
The bookstore mistakenly sent me this one instead of Janet Frame's A State of Siege; thought I might as well read it—but now I'm doubly disappointed I didn't get the right book.
KatrinkaV | Oct 8, 2023 |
My mother had been recommending the first of the Strangers and Brothers books for sometime. Perhaps it was because if the strongvrevommrndation that I found it a little underwhelming. The story follows Lewis as he grows up, his early childhood, his father's business failure and on as his makes his way on the career ladder. Lewis is someone with whom one feels sympathy, he is poor but ambitious, working hard to rise above his working class origins at a time when this was much harder.

However, Lewis in love is not so engaging. He has the misfortune to love a woman who doesn't return his affections and instead becomes a dead weight, holding him back from a promising career. There are times when reading this when you want to shake him and shout "pull yourself together man", something his friends continually advise but Lewis is deaf.

It's an engaging read for the wonderful characters who are very real, even if it's a bit if a frustrating story.
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Cotswoldreader | outras 3 resenhas | Jun 20, 2023 |
1959 is the year in which this text was written (or actually the corresponding speech given). It now sounds not only as an anticipation of a "third culture" that we might (maybe) recognize in the diffusion of new medias. It's also a brilliant, euro-centric view on our educational situation. Plus, it gives an interesting view of industrial revolution consequences.
d.v. | outras 14 resenhas | May 16, 2023 |



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