Literary Techniques

The Keys of the Kingdom is a bildungsroman, the development taking place within a flashback. Cronin introduces the protagonist...

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The Keys of the Kingdom Literary Precedents

The Keys of the Kingdom resembles Dickens's novels in its image of a naturally good character persecuted for being good. And it is...

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The Keys of the Kingdom Related Titles

The Citadel

Within The Citadel (1937), as in many of Cronin's other novels, there is a constant concern for the...

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The Keys of the Kingdom Adaptations

The Keys of the Kingdom was released as a motion picture in 1944 by Paramount. Directed by John M. Stahl, it starred Gregory Peck,...

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The Keys of the Kingdom Bibliography

(Critical Guide to British Fiction)

Sources for Further Study

Adelman, Irving, and Rita Dworkin. The Contemporary Novel: A Checklist of Critical Literature on the British and American Novel Since 1945, 1972.

Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. New York: Doubleday, 2004. Provides historical information regarding the Catholic Church’s missionary efforts in China.

Cassis, A. F. The Twentieth Century English Novel: An Annotated Bibliography of General Criticism, 1977.

Dease, Alice. Bluegowns: A Golden Treasury of Tales of the China Missions. Maryknoll,...

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