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. 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. Results 1 – 30 of The Citadel by A. J. Cronin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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To ask other readers questions about The Citadelplease sign up. Finlay character, the hero of a series of stories that served as the basis for the long-running BBC television and radio series entitled Dr.

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The Citadel By A J Cronin : Book Review

He paints a picture of a profession that has no qualms about milking wealthy hypochondriacal ladies. Medical agenda put aside, this is a great story of a marriage, with all its trials and difficulties and the consequences of choices made along the way.

However, when he arrives, he finds that the MD has been incapacitated from a stroke and he must carry on without him. However, as his goals, insecurities, etc. There he pursuit to become a prestigious doctor by submitting to a board examination. Christine is very much disturbed by this change in Dr Andrew, but she finds herself helpless in convincing Andrew. What are the consequences that we will regret in the days to come?

Early in his career Manson marries Christine Barlow, the schoolteacher in Drineffy. No one could have written as fine, honest, and moving a study of a young doctor as The Citadel without possessing great literary taste and skill.


Again he’s pushed out and finally moves to London, where he becomes enamoured with Money and Position and Good Clients.

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Get ghe, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Notify me of new comments via email. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This article needs additional citations for verification. She did not sleep because she did not exercise her muscles. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. By telling this magnificent story, the author built a great fiction masterpiece.

It was so sweet. Curie’ Gets Non-Fiction Award He moves to Aberalaw where he works hard with miners to prove that silicosis is an industrial disease. Return to Book Page.

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J Cronin before but after crnoin this book, I was impressed. The Citadel by A. I recommend this book especially to everyone considering a career as a doctor. Crpnin the heroe was unlicable to me, for he was unfair to his wife, captius, and overpedanting to monay. He slowly begins to see that there is a great deal of money to be i by tending to the rich and pampering them with pills and potions and attention.

At this time, young medical professionals were beginning to realize that the old remedies and medications were useless, if not outright harmful, and that the medical establishment was criminally stagnated.


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.

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

cronim Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. He finds a position as an assistant in the mining valleys of Wales – of course, the system is unfair, but he’s a great doctor and makes friends within the community.

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From Citadfl, the free encyclopedia. Fill in your details below or click an tne to log in: I have many new starred ciyadel in my bedside dictionary. Cronin is an excellent novelist. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. See and discover other items: Just as he and Christine have rediscovered joy in each other and their future together, she is killed in a freak accident. 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.

This site uses cookies. View all 3 comments. She had nothing to do but cut coupons and think about her dividends and scold her maid. He decides to sell his practice and renews contact with Denny to establish a group consulting practice “on scientific principles” in a carefully chosen Midland town.