The Citadel - A. J. Cronin

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Title
The Citadel
Author
A. J. Cronin
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Bello
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20130328

An influential part in laying the foundation of the NHS, The Citadel is a moving story of tragedy, triumph and redemption.When newly qualified doctor Andrew Manson takes up his first post in a Welsh mining community, the young Scot brings with him a bagful of idealism and enthusiasm. Both are soon strained to the limit as Andrew discovers the reality of performing operations on a kitchen table and washing in a scullery, of unspeakable sanitation, of common infantile cholera and enteritis. There are no X-rays, no ambulances - nothing to combat the disease and poverty. It isn't long before Andrew's outspokenness and determination make him enemies - as well as winning him friends, and the love of an idealistic schoolteacher. Riches that he risks losing when the fashionable, greedy world of London medicine claims him, with its private clinics, wealthy, spoilt patients and huge rewards.A classic saga by A J Cronin, one of the great masters of the genre, author of The Stars Look Down and Hatter's Castle.

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Born in Cardross, Scotland, AJ Cronin studied at the University of Glasgow. In 1917 he served as a surgeon sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy Volunteers Reserve, and at the war's end he completed his medical studies and practiced in South Wales. He was later appointed to the Ministry of Mines, studying the medical problems of the mining industry. He later moved to London and built up a successful practice in the West End. In 1931 he published his first book, Hatter's Castle, which was compared with the work of Dickens, Hardy and Balzac, winning him critical acclaim. Other books by A. J. Cronin include: The Citadel, Three Loves, The Green Years, Beyond This Place, The Keys of the Kingdom

A.J. Cronin was perhaps the most successful novelist of the 1930s . probably as significant a figure as J.B. Priestley
The English Historical Review

Immensely successful, utterly ruthless
The Spectator

One of the most popular authors in the English speaking world
New York Times

A grand story, well told, and better balanced than anything else he has done
Kirkus

Type
BOOK
Edition
On Demand
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
434

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