All the King's Men

by Robert Penn Warren

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

All the King's Men Synopsis

All the King's Men is considered the finest novel ever written on American politics. Set in the 1930s, this book traces the rise and fall of Willie Stark, 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.

All the King's Men Press Reviews

PRAISE FOR ALL THE KING'S MEN Over the course of more than two centuries of vivid political history, there is perhaps only one full-blooded American novel of politics that plunges deep into the hearts of its characters and therefore into the hearts of its readers, thus rising to the top ranks of American fiction. That is Robert Penn Warren's lush All the King's Men . -- Los Angeles Times Book Review It's a measure of the enduring worth of All the King's Men that Willie Stark has entered our collective literary consciousness, in the company of Captain Ahab, Huck Finn, Jay Gatsby, Holden Caulfield, Rabbit Angstrom, and very few others. --Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books PRAISE FOR ALL THE KING'S MEN Over the course of more than two centuries of vivid political history, there is perhaps only one full-blooded American novel of politics that plunges deep into the hearts of its characters and therefore into the hearts of its readers, thus rising to the top ranks of American fiction. That is Robert Penn Warren's lush All the King's Men . -- Los Angeles Times Book Review It's a measure of the enduring worth of All the King's Men that Willie Stark has entered our collective literary consciousness, in the company of Captain Ahab, Huck Finn, Jay Gatsby, Holden Caulfield, Rabbit Angstrom, and very few others. --Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books PRAISE FOR ALL THE KING'S MEN Over the course of more than two centuries of vivid political history, there is perhaps only one full-blooded American novel of politics that plunges deep into the hearts of its characters and therefore into the hearts of its readers, thus rising to the top ranks of American fiction. That is Robert Penn Warren's lush All the King's Men, -- Los Angeles Times Book Review It's a measure of the enduring worth of All the King's Men that Willie Stark has entered our collective literary consciousness, in the company of Captain Ahab, Huck Finn, Jay Gatsby, Holden Caulfield, Rabbit Angstrom, and very few others. --Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141188614
Publication date: 30th August 2007
Author: Robert Penn Warren
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 672 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) was born in Guthrie, Kentucky. In his lifetime he won three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, the National Medal for Literature, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1986 he was named the country's first Poet Laureate.

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