Books by A.J. Cronin (Author of The Citadel)
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He practiced in South Wales —24 and then, as medical inspector of mines, investigated occupational diseases in the coal industry. This book was an immediate success in Britain. The Keys of the Kingdom ; filmed , about a Roman Catholic missionary in China, was one of his most popular books. One of his more interesting late works is A Thing of Beauty , a study of a gifted young painter who must break free of middle-class conventions to realize his potential. Though labeled a successful middlebrow novelist, he managed to create in The Stars Look Down a classic work of 20th-century British fiction. Article Media.
Skip to main content. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. In 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 he published his first book, Hatter's Castle, which was compared with the work of Dickens, Hardy and Balzac, winning him critical acclaim.
Cronin had observed the venues as a medical inspector of mines and later as a doctor in Harley Street. The book promoted still controversial ideas about medical ethics and helped to inspire the National Health Service. Finlay's Casebook , revived many years later. Cronin often wrote of young men from similarly mixed backgrounds. His paternal grandparents had emigrated from County Armagh , Ireland, and become glass and china merchants in Alexandria.