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The Light and the Dark
The fourth novel in C.P. Snow's "Strangers and Brothers" series. Set in England in the lead-up to and during World War II, it portrays Lewis Elliot's friendship with the gifted scholar and remarkable individual Roy Calvert, and Calvert's inner turmoil and quest for meaning in life. (This relationship is developed further in the "The Masters")
The novel portrays the tensions surrounding the build up to war and the sense of catastrophe so widespread in the 1930s.
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