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All the King's Men: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Robert Penn Warren


The classic, ever-relevant story of a backcountry lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power--American literature's definitive political novel.

All the King's Men
traces the rise of fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional Southern policitian who resembles the real-life Huey Long of Louisiana. Stark begins his career as an idealistic man of the people, but he soon becomes corrupted by success and the lust for power.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Mariner Books Classics
  • Publish Date: Sep 1st, 1996
  • Pages: 672
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Harvest - 0002
  • Dimensions: 7.90in - 5.20in - 1.90in - 1.20lb
  • EAN: 9780156004800
  • Recommended age: 14-UP
  • Categories: ClassicsLiteraryPolitical

About the Author

Warren, Robert Penn: -

Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) 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.

Praise for this book


"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."
- L O S A N G E L E S T I M E S B O O K R E V I E W

"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."
- J O Y C E C A R O L O A T E S, T H E N E W Y O R K R E V I E W O F B O O K S