The Valorous Years

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The Valorous Years
Author A. J. Cronin
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novella
Published February 2010 A. J. Cornell Publications (US)
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.