Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men" is generally considered the finest novel ever written on American politics. Set in the 1930s and first published in 1946, it traces the rise and fall of Willie Stark who began his political career as an idealistic man of the people, but soon fell prey to the corruption of success. Steven Zaillian's ("Schindler's List") adaptation of "All the King's Men", featuring an all-star cast led by Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins (Columbia Pictures) is scheduled for release in late 2005/early 2006.
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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"From the Back Cover:
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.
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Book Description Harvest Books, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 2005. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 005879
Book Description Mariner Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0156030969
Book Description Mariner Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0156030969
Book Description Mariner Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110156030969