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All the King's Men (Paperback) (Robert Penn Warren)

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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 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."
Set in the '30s, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel traces the rise and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional character who resembles the real-life 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. The model for 1996's best-selling novel, Primary Colors, and as relevant today as it was fifty years ago, All the King's Men is one of the classics of American literature.
Number of Pages: 438
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Harvest Book
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Robert Penn Warren
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 1996
TCIN: 11478704
UPC: 9780156004800
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-5108
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