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Beyond This Place by AJ Cronin

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Beyond This Place is a novel by Scottish author A. J. Cronin first published in 1950.
It has been adapted for both film and television. The British film version (1959) was directed by Jack Cardiff and featured Van Johnson and Vera Miles
Paul Mathry, a student about to graduate and embark upon a teaching career, finds out that his father was convicted for murder, a secret that his mother had hidden from him since his childhood.
Driven by an intense desire to see his father, Paul sets out to visit him in prison, only to find out that visitors are never allowed there.
From there, he meets the primary witnesses in the case that convicted his father, not all of whom are supportive to Paul's cause. He encounters several dead ends but he persists, with the help of a store girl named Lena and a news reporter. The suspense mounts as Paul's inquiries not only resurrect long-buried fears and hatred but also bring threats and pressure from high places as he penetrates further into the mystery surrounding the crime and grows more and more convinced of his father's innocence.

The dramatic force of 'Beyond This Place' is heightened by its social significance and by the warm human understanding that has characterised A. J. Cronin's work. To read it is an experience that will be long remembered.

The dust cover is torn at the top and bottom of spine and the edges are scuffed. Otherwise, the actual book is in good condition

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Author(s):
AJ Cronin
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
18 X 12.5
Edition:
1953
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
246
Publisher:
The Book Club
Title:
Beyond This Place

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Beyond This Place is a novel by Scottish author A. J. Cronin first published in 1950.
It has been adapted for both film and television. The British film version (1959) was directed by Jack Cardiff and featured Van Johnson and Vera Miles
Paul Mathry, a student about to graduate and embark upon a teaching career, finds out that his father was convicted for murder, a secret that his mother had hidden from him since his childhood.
Driven by an intense desire to see his father, Paul sets out to visit him in prison, only to find out that visitors are never allowed there.
From there, he meets the primary witnesses in the case that convicted his father, not all of whom are supportive to Paul's cause. He encounters several dead ends but he persists, with the help of a store girl named Lena and a news reporter. The suspense mounts as Paul's inquiries not only resurrect long-buried fears and hatred but also bring threats and pressure from high places as he penetrates further into the mystery surrounding the crime and grows more and more convinced of his father's innocence.

The dramatic force of 'Beyond This Place' is heightened by its social significance and by the warm human understanding that has characterised A. J. Cronin's work. To read it is an experience that will be long remembered.

The dust cover is torn at the top and bottom of spine and the edges are scuffed. Otherwise, the actual book is in good condition

Author(s):
AJ Cronin
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
18 X 12.5
Edition:
1953
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
246
Publisher:
The Book Club
Title:
Beyond This Place

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