The Valorous Years

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The Valorous Years
Author A. J. Cronin
Country  United States
Language English
Genre Novella
Publisher A. J. Cornell Publications  United States
Publication date
February 2010
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 168 pp.
ISBN 0-9727439-7-9

The Valorous Years is a serial novella by A. J. Cronin, initially published in 1940 in Good Housekeeping magazine. It is the moving story of a young man, Duncan Stirling, who, though his left arm is crippled by polio, is determined to become a physician. Woven into Stirling’s life are three women — Margaret, whose charm and beauty cast a spell over him; Anna, a brilliant surgeon who wants to heal his useless limb; and Jean, the compassionate daughter of a kindly country doctor. The story was also printed in book form by various international publishers.