Download e-book for kindle: 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 extensively 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 line 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 via good fortune and stuck among desires of provider and an insatiable lust for energy, culminating in a unique that Sinclair Lewis said, at the book's liberate in 1946, "one of our few nationwide galleries of character."

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I used Mme de Bel-Respiro's cosmetics : kohl, and an Oriental type of henna which, so they say, gives the courtesans their fresh and velvety skin. Professional zeal carried me to the point of dotting my face with beauty marks, heart-, moon-, or comet-shaped. Then, to while away the time, I waited till dawn for the apocalypse. Five in the afternoon. Sunlight, vast curtains of silence descending on the square. I thought I saw a shadow at the only window where the shutters were not drawn. Who's still living at No.

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