C. P. Snow: The Affair

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The Affair (1960) is a gripping novel that focuses on the reopening of a case in which a young Cambridge scientist, Donald Howard, has been deprived of his fellowship by his college after apparently perpetrating a scientific fraud. It was the eighth novel in Snow’s “Strangers and Brothers” series to be published, and also stands eighth in the sequence as Snow rearranged it for the 1972 omnibus edition. With the seven earlier novels in the series, there is a discrepancy between their original order of publication and their order in the rearranged sequence. With The Affair and the three subsequent novels in the series, the order of publication and the order of the rearranged sequence coincide.

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Tredell, Nicolas. "The Affair". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 October 2007
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