The following disambiguation notice gives the clear indication from the author as to the place of this work in the whole Strangers and Brothers sequence. Please read it before doing any combining or separating. The single George Passant volume has been combined here with other single volumes under the original title but given the canonical title finally indicated by the author.
"Please distinguish between C.P. Snow's separate novel, Strangers and Brothers (1940), and his revised and re-sequenced Work, George Passant (1973). The former was the first volume to be written and published, but chronologically falls second in the 11-volume series of the same name, "Strangers and Brothers."
From the author’s Preface to the Omnibus edition, Vol. 1:
"… This [Omnibus] edition … contains the text which I should like to be read. The arrangement of the volumes is different from that in which they have been separately published, and there is a fair amount of amendment both in structural detail and in words. …" [Page xi.]
"… [T]he order of this edition is that in which they have existed in my mind, with one half-exception, and one note about a discarded volume. The half-exception is that for some time I was undecided whether the sequence should begin with George Passant or Time of Hope. George Passant is, as it were, a long insert in Time of Hope. It has significance in Lewis Eliot’s experience which is eventually resolved in the final volumes. …" [Page xii.]
"… Another much more prosaic and practical problem occurred because of the publication of the volumes as independent and self-sufficient novels. … Either one said that the volumes were unintelligible unless the reader is familiar with what has gone before: or, alternatively, one used all appropriate means to make them effectively independent, or at the very least capable of being read on their own account. … This, however, meant, and couldn’t help but mean, a certain amount of repetitive explanation … and, above all, of repetitive introduction of characters. …
In this edition, designed to be read as one, all of that would be irritating or worse, destructive of the unity of the whole. It has been eliminated. …" [Page xiv.]
Also, please don't combine either the separate novel, George Passant or Strangers and Brothers, with the Omnibus edition or any other collection of the 11-volume series. Thank you."
When George Passant was retitled in 1973 it appears that there was no revision of the text - that came later when the three compendium volume was published, I believe on the heels of a TV adaptation.