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A Pocketful of Rye
A Pocketful of Rye
Author: A. J. Cronin
Dr. Laurence Carroll is a familiar character to those who read and enjoyed A. J. Cronin's last book, "A Song of Sixpence". He emerges again in "A Pocketful of Rye" - feckless, irreverent, living in the moment and squandering a not inconsiderable medical talent in a sinecural post in a small Swiss clinic. But the events which occur and the peop...  more »
ISBN: 309908
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 254

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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In this novel Dr. Cronin continues the story, that began as A Song of Sixpence, of a young man as he reaches adulthood as a doctor. He is certainly not the pious person of his youth. This is an interesting examination as to how one small infraction leads to another as the hero gradually builds a house of cards and watches it collapse. His character is also somewhat Jeckel and Hydemuch of the novel portrays his dark side. Can he ever resurrect his former self?