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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But Cronin wasn’t to know that in tthe It is when Manson sets up in private practice in London that Cronin unleashes the full force of his attack.

The Citadel By A J Cronin : Book Review

Manson has an earnest desire to improve his profession and to make his mark 3. So who will win in the end?

She did not even exercise her brain. What relationships have we bruised in the process? Cronin suffered ostracism by the medical profession for his liberal views, but his book is said to have helped pave the way for public acceptance of National Health Service in the following decade.

Christine is increasingly unhappy, but his response is annoyance with her citade an affair with a married woman. With irony, he features the perquisites attendant on medical meetings p. This is not an attack against individuals, but against a system. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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The Citadel Cronin, A. I never read any of the novels written by A. A gripping tale of the careeer and aspirations of a young physician in the England of the lates. There are also three film adaptations of the novel in Indian languages: To crnoin to the gloom, Christine looses a much wanted pregnancy and the ability to have children.


His best-known works are The Citadel and The Keys of the Kingdomboth of which were made into Oscar-nominated films. Khalid Ib rated it it was amazing Shelves: El buen sabor que me deja el libro es porque describe una historia que a todo el mundo se le ha ocurrido alguna vez. The Painted Veil by W. This is a story that should probably be recommended reading in college, especially for pre-med students.

I read this book as research as I was to travel to Wales and it was on the recommended book list about that country since the earlier part of the book, essential to the tale, takes place in the mining towns of Wales. Despite his lawyer’s gloomy prognosis, Manson forcefully justifies his actions during the hearing and is not struck off the medical register. This book is one of the best books that I have read in my life and I have become a hard core fan of A J Cronin.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Manson must do all the work for a pittance and bad food. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Manson is not a character that is likeable, even in his noble days. Retrieved from ” https: Four previously unavailable Cronin titles which originally appeared in periodicals are now available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle: The Keys of the Kingdom by A.

May 08, John86 rated it it was amazing. How many of us have been shifted from our original intent?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Resigning, he obtains a post as assistant in m miners’ medical aid scheme in ‘Aberalaw’, a neighbouring coal mining town in the South Wales coalfield.

They are common people, many times so poor that they have to worry about daily food, they all have their own weaknesses, they all yearn for true love, and they all have to try hard to get the successes in their lives.

Wonderfully told, sometimes wordy, with great characters and lots of in and outs. Dr Andrew looks forward to do a lot of research on lung related diseases with total support from Christine. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The Citadel Classic Reprint.


Since Manson has accused the incompetent surgeon of murder, he is vindictively reported to the General Medical Council for having worked with an American tuberculosis specialist, Richard Stillman, who does not have a medical degree, even though the patient had been successfully treated at his clinic. He moves to Aberalaw where he works hard with miners to prove that silicosis is an industrial disease.

Published November 30th by Little, Brown and Company first published Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Christine is not happy with the change and their once idyllic relationship begins to fall apart. During my 26 years of medical practice I turned to the book every few years to once again step in another time where a physician experiences the same problems as I did every day. I recommend this book especially to everyone considering a career as a doctor. The Citadel is my all-time favorite novel.

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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Oh this is wonderful story – a publication concerning primarily, the life of a young doctor investigating lung disease rife amongst miners and social conditions in mid Wales. Will Andrew be able to continue leading a life doing what he has always despised?

Cronin i stated in an interview, “I have written in The Citadel all I feel about the medical profession, its injustices, its hide-bound unscientific stubbornness, its humbug 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.