All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

By Robert Penn Warren

"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Robert Penn Warren's story of ambition and tool set within the Depression–era South is commonly thought of the best novel ever written approximately American politics.

All the King's males strains the increase and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional personality loosely in accordance with Governor Huey ""Kingfish"" lengthy of Louisiana. Stark starts off his political profession as an idealistic guy of the folks yet quickly turns into corrupted through luck and stuck among goals of provider and an insatiable lust for energy, culminating in a singular that Sinclair Lewis suggested, at the book's unencumber in 1946, "one of our few nationwide galleries of character."

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It was evening and the sun was down beyond the hills on the other side of the lake. “I’ve found everything,” his sister said. ” “I know it. ” “They ate a big supper and now they’re sitting out on the porch and drinking. ” “They’re going to starve you out,” his sister said. “A couple of nights in the woods and you’ll be back. ” “Awful,” his sister said. ” “I’ve located everything on the list. Our mother’s gone to bed with a sick headache. ” “No. It’s in her room with the list of stuff to get from the store tomorrow.

They’re too heavy. I’ll take them through the swamp and to the woods in back of the hotel. You go straight to the hotel and see if she’s there and if everything’s all right. ” “Can’t I come with you through the swamp? ” “All right,” Nick said. ” “Because you’ll see them maybe on the road and you can tell me where they’ve gone. ” Nick waited more than an hour in the second-growth timber and his sister had not come. When she came she was excited and he knew she was tired. “They’re at our house,” she said.

What’s Evans carry when he goes after a boy who’s licked his own boy twice? You must be heavily armed, Evans. ” “Why don’t you produce him and we could try it,” Evans said. “You said, kids, Mr. Jackson,” the down-state man said. ” “Looking at you, you cock-sucker,” Mr. John said. ” the down-state man said. “You’re talking to the United States Postmaster,” Mr. John said. “You’re talking without witnesses except for Turd-Face Evans. I suppose you know why they call him Turd-Face. You can figure it out.

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