Title: The Keys of the Kingdom
Author: Cronin, A. J.
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston
Publication Date: 1941
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: Poor
Comments: D-j torn. Bio of Cronin taped on FFEP. Spine cocked. Pages tanned. Some chipping of pages. Stamp on top and bottom edges.
Synopsis: Francis Chisholm is a compassionate and humble priest whose individuality and directness make him unpopular with other clergy. Considered a failure by his superiors, he is sent to China to maintain a mission amid desperate poverty, civil war, plague, and the hostility of his superiors. In the face of this constant danger and hardship, Father Chisholm finds the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Recognized as A. J. Cronin’s best novel, The Keys of the Kingdom is an enthralling, fast-moving, colorful tale of a deeply spiritual man called to do good in an imperfect world.