Vigil in the Night (short story)

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Vigil in the Night
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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 176 pp.
ISBN 0-9727439-6-0

Vigil in the Night is a serial novella by A. J. Cronin, initially published in 1939 in Good Housekeeping magazine. It tells the tale of two nurses, Anne Lee, who devoted herself to serving others, and of her younger sister, Lucy Lee, who tried to get everything in life for herself. When Lucy’s negligence causes the death of a young patient, Anne takes the blame to protect her sister, an act that threatens to destroy the bright career that lies before her. The story was printed in book form by various publishers and was adapted into a 1940 film, Vigil in the Night.