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The Stars Look Down

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Product description

This is one of Cronin's early novels, chronicling transgressions in a mining community in Northeast England and an ambitious miner's rise to be a Member of Parliament.

Archibald Joseph Cronin, MBChB, MD, DPH, MRCP (1896–1981) was a Scottish novelist and physician - better-known for his writing than for his medical career which, nonetheless, offered background and inspiration for his literary work. Thus, his best-known novel "The Citadel" concerns a doctor in a Welsh mining village progressing up the London career ladder, Cronin having observed this scenario both as a Medical Inspector of Mines and as a Harley Street consultant. The book's promotion of controversial new ideas on medical ethics helped inspire the launch of the NHS. "The Stars Look Down" was set in a mining area in the North East of England. These, and several other of his novels, have been made into films. The TV series "Dr Finlay's Casebook" was based on the novella "A Country Doctor".

Our copy is in good condition for its age, still retaining its outer dust jacket (a mirror of the paper cover itself), and as a result, showing few signs of wear on the exterior. The dust jacket is considerably worn and torn, but has not been repaired, and remains almost intact apart from loss of the bottom quarter of the spine. As for the book, the only external blemishes are a tiny dent on the lower part of the back cover, with some minute dark speckles higher up, a general darkening of edges and angles, and darkening on the spine where the dust jacket has been lost. There is a stain on the bottom edge of the text block, and the top edge is darkened, but inside the binding is firm, and all pages clean and bright. A nice copy for a collector of Tauchnitz editions.

Item details

Author(s):
Cronin, A. J.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
16.5 x 11 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
1935
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
225
Publisher:
Bernhard Tauchnitz
Title:
The Stars Look Down

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This is one of Cronin's early novels, chronicling transgressions in a mining community in Northeast England and an ambitious miner's rise to be a Member of Parliament.

Archibald Joseph Cronin, MBChB, MD, DPH, MRCP (1896–1981) was a Scottish novelist and physician - better-known for his writing than for his medical career which, nonetheless, offered background and inspiration for his literary work. Thus, his best-known novel "The Citadel" concerns a doctor in a Welsh mining village progressing up the London career ladder, Cronin having observed this scenario both as a Medical Inspector of Mines and as a Harley Street consultant. The book's promotion of controversial new ideas on medical ethics helped inspire the launch of the NHS. "The Stars Look Down" was set in a mining area in the North East of England. These, and several other of his novels, have been made into films. The TV series "Dr Finlay's Casebook" was based on the novella "A Country Doctor".

Our copy is in good condition for its age, still retaining its outer dust jacket (a mirror of the paper cover itself), and as a result, showing few signs of wear on the exterior. The dust jacket is considerably worn and torn, but has not been repaired, and remains almost intact apart from loss of the bottom quarter of the spine. As for the book, the only external blemishes are a tiny dent on the lower part of the back cover, with some minute dark speckles higher up, a general darkening of edges and angles, and darkening on the spine where the dust jacket has been lost. There is a stain on the bottom edge of the text block, and the top edge is darkened, but inside the binding is firm, and all pages clean and bright. A nice copy for a collector of Tauchnitz editions.

Author(s):
Cronin, A. J.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
16.5 x 11 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
1935
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
225
Publisher:
Bernhard Tauchnitz
Title:
The Stars Look Down

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