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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Is this feature croonin He slowly begins to see that there is a great deal of money to be made by tending to the rich and pampering them with pills and potions and attention. Based on Cronin’s own experiences as a physician, The Citadel boldly confronts traditional medical ethics, and has been noted as one of the inspirations for the formation of the National Health Service. The Times of India.

There he pursuit to become a prestigious doctor by submitting to a board examination. The research gains him a post with the ‘Mines Fatigue Board’ in London, but he resigns after six months to set up a private practice. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Buy the selected items together This item: One croin the top 3 books I have ever read.

Main menu Skip to content. Even worse, he finds himself in the arms of a woman other than his wife. You don’t even see it coming!


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.

My girlfriend at the time gave me a copy as a gift. He and his wife repair their damaged relationship, but then she is run over by a bus and killed. Considering the fact that it was written init cronnin a message that will perhaps be relevant as long as we have doctors to help crpnin maintain good health and a long life.

An account of an honest and ethical man who rose from a doctor”s assistant to an M. It has a good story which keeps you engaged in the book. Andrew blows up at his wife a few times and walks away thinking how bad he feels, but frequently he doesn’t go back and tell her “Hey, I was a jerk, I’m sorry. However, as his goals, insecurities, etc.

The Citadel By A J Cronin : Book Review

The Citadel by A. I feel so sad when I see that very few people in the young generation has heard about such a wonderful writer. But the book is no sermon: This was one of A.

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.


It is about an idealistic young doctor who starts off poor and has a great heart for the poor and the sick.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. View all 3 comments. The Citadel was cihadel of those books. Siento no poder sacarle fallos, me ha conmovido. Twenty years from now we can decide which are the masterpieces.

The Citadel by A.J. Cronin

I suppose it was necessary to move the story forward, but I have a hard time finding that such a contrast could take place so quickly. This novel tells the story of a new doctor who begins his career in in a small Welsh mining village.

So who will win in the end? The characters, the plot, the dialog; I really couldn’t change a thing.

The Citadel

Finlay character, the hero of a series of stories that served as the basis for the long-running BBC tel Archibald Joseph Cronin was a Scottish novelist, dramatist, and non-fiction writer who was one of the most renowned storytellers of the twentieth century.

A non-fiction book is worth mentioning here: How many of us have been shifted from our original intent? But he tells m a lively story of aspiration and corruption.