For more on Cronin, see Dale Salwak, A. J. Cronin (Boston: Twayne Publishers, ) and J. A. Fisher, “A. J. Cronin–physician, author,”. Review by Sylvia D: The Citadel is a powerful attack on the medical system in this country before the inception of the National Health Service in. The Citadel by A J Cronin is one of the best books that I have read in my life. I remember one of my friends saying that he will not read this book.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. She also would say something, and her tone of voice would mean something else, but when Andrew doesn’t get it, she doesn’t try to explain herself. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Cronin ‘s The Citadel. They begin their life in the mining town of Wales, where he begins research involving the men with breathing problems due to their exposure to the dust in the underground mines.

Characters are well developed and the multi linear plot easy to follow, bit hard to predict.

With all the crap that is handed to this poor guy throughout the book, I felt like having her die was just too much. Cronin is an excellent novelist.

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On the other hand, his wife frequently doesn’t tell him how she feels – the worst time is when Andrew is wondering if they should buy a practice in London and she really wants to go back to the country, but she just stays quiet. There he pursuit to become a prestigious doctor by submitting to a board examination.


He moves to Aberalaw where he works hard with miners to prove that silicosis is an industrial disease. Can he prove himself worthy to hard scrabble Welsh coal miners? The Citadel has been adapted into several successful film, radio, and television productions around the world, including the Oscar-nominated film starring Ralph Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, and Rex Harrison.

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Ccronin only she would walk out of [the] room and do something real. J Cronin before but after reading this book, I was impressed.

AJ Cronin and The Citadel: did a work of fiction contribute to the foundation of the NHS?

It truth it is the story of every Physician who practices medicine to help his patients, and is not deterred by inconvenience. Ships from and sold by Amazon. In the Welsh Valleys Manson encounters the diseases of poverty exacerbated by poor housing conditions and industrial injuries, leaving behind the celtic fringe for the slightly shabby attractions of London where he encounters the diseases of the rich, such as hypochondria, which as everyone with a taste for earning money knows, is best treated with inflated bills and quack treatments.

Then he’s pushed out, and mo You know you’re reading an old book when you read about “gay meals” among other outdated phrases.

Give some of her money to the u. It has a good story which keeps you engaged in the book. This book is about a young Scottish doctor, Andrew Manson, who grew up poor and went to school on scholarship who begins his career in the year in a small village in South Wales.


Archibald Joseph Cronin was a Scottish novelist, dramatist, and non-fiction writer who was one of the most renowned storytellers of the twentieth century. Parece que tengo una buena racha encontrando lecturas. According to the cover, this was adapted by Masterpiece Theatre and I can see why: He quickly realises that Page is unwell and disabled and that he has to do all the work for a meagre wage.

Manson has an earnest desire to improve his profession and to make his mark 3. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Emilia Pacurar It’s because we usually feel sorry for ourselves and an authority in the field. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign croin.

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The Citadel Classic Reprint. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. To ask other readers questions about The Citadelplease citadeo up. This is the third time I have read this book and enjoy it more each time. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Manson has an earnest desire to improve his profession and to make his mark on the world.