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All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren
All the King's Men
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"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Robert Penn Warren's tale of ambition and power set in the Depression–era South is widely considered the finest novel ever written about American politics.     All the King's Men traces the rise and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional character loosely based... show more
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Robert Penn Warren's tale of ambition and power set in the Depression–era South is widely considered the finest novel ever written about American politics.     All the King's Men traces the rise and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional character loosely based on Governor Huey ""Kingfish"" Long of Louisiana. Stark begins his political career as an idealistic man of the people but soon becomes corrupted by success and caught between dreams of service and an insatiable lust for power, culminating in a novel that Sinclair Lewis pronounced, on the book's release in 1946, “one of our few national galleries of character."" "  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156004800 (0156004801)
ASIN: 156004801
Pages no: 438
Edition language: English
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Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it
4.0
Warren is clearly out to impress with this novel, and mostly he does so, unfortunately at the cost of that evasive final stretch of insightfulness and humanity that separates the very good from the great: the feather in the cap of any novel that aims to be especially rewarding for dealing with the v...
MomoWymack
MomoWymack rated it
4.0 All the King's Men
For Banned Book Week!I think 3.5 stars. Look, I'm not the brightest bulb okay, I know this, you know this. I remember in high school my history teacher made us watch The Wizard of Oz and write about how it was a metaphor for populism or something, I didn't get it. I still don't, all I thought was h...
kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it
0.0 All the King's Men
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Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it
4.0 All the King's Men
My husband read this years before me and thought the author, Robert Penn Warren was too descriptive. I agree that some spots were descriptive but there was beauty in the words that made the book likable. I really felt for the main character Jack Burden, especially the flashback of his first love. ...
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it
4.0 All the King's Men
My husband read this years before me and thought the author, Robert Penn Warren was too descriptive. I agree that some spots were descriptive but there was beauty in the words that made the book likable. I really felt for the main character Jack Burden, especially the flashback of his first love. ...
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