All the King's Men

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156031042

Category: Fiction

Page: 661

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Louisiana governor Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration, in the story of the rise and fall of a Southern politician and demagogue in the 1930s. Reprint. (A Columbia Pictures film, written & directed by Steven Zaillian, releasing Fall 2006, starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson, & Anthony Hopkins) (Historical Fiction)

All the King's Men

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156012959

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 5442

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.

All the King's Men

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547536844

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

View: 565

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Robert Penn Warren’s tale of ambition and power set in the Depression–era South is widely considered the finest novel ever written about American politics. All the King’s Men traces the rise and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional character loosely based on Governor 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, culminating in a novel that Sinclair Lewis pronounced, on the book’s release in 1946, “one of our few national galleries of character.”

All the King's Men

Author: Robert Marshall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448210569

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7427

First published in 1988, this is the story of how Claude Dansey, deputy head of MI6, infiltrated Henri Déricourt, double agent extraordinaire, into the rival British wartime secret service, SOE. The ensuing trail of destruction and betrayal led to the loss of over four hundred British and French agents. Recruited as the man SOE so desperately needed, Déricourt penetrated the heart of PROSPER, SOE's biggest network in France. At the same time he renewed contact with Karl Boemelburg, head of German counter-espionage in Paris. Every movement, code and dispatch from the British agents was made known to Boemelburg; Déricourt gave him everything. His treachery finally led to the disastrous fall of the PROSPER network, and to the arrest of nearly one thousand men and women, hundreds of whom died in concentration camps. Was it patriotism that drove Dansey, or was the Déricourt plan merely part of the secret war between MI6 and SOE, a war in which Dansey held all the weapons? All the King's Men is the dramatic account on one of the most ruthless secret operations of the Second World War.

Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men

Three Stage Versions

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820320977

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 231

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Robert Penn Warren's 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King's Men is one of the undisputed classics of American literature. Fifty years after the novel's publication, Warren's characters still stand as powerful representations of the moral dilemmas faced by individuals in positions of power. All the King's Men had its genesis in Warren's stage play Proud Flesh, unpublished in his lifetime. He also wrote a subsequent unpublished play titled Willie Stark: His Rise and Fall and a later dramatic version of the novel that shared the title All the King's Men. This volume is the first to collect all three dramatic texts and to publish Proud Flesh and Willie Stark. Proud Flesh is particularly fascinating for what it reveals about the development of All the King's Men and Warren's changing perceptions of its characters and themes. The other plays, as post-novel writings, provide a forum for Warren to clarify his intentions in the novel. The editors' introduction to this collection reviews the composition history of the works and their relationship to the novel and to each other. The new perspectives on Warren's writing presented in Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men": Three Stage Versions provide a glimpse into a creative mind struggling with a compelling story and offer readers another way of looking at this American classic. This book is an essential reference in Warren studies that will give students of All the King's Men another context from which to consider Warren's novel.

All the King's Men

Strength in Character Through Friendships

Author: Stu Weber

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9781590527757

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 5264

Every man faces battles he can't win by himself. Using poignant stories and biblical principles, the author explores God's design for masculine friendship and teaches men how to build committed, brother-to-brother relationships.

All the King's Men

Restored Edition

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9781417825868

Category: Fiction

Page: 642

View: 7769

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.

The Cass Mastern Material

The Core of Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men"

Author: James A. Perkins

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807130407

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 1428

In Robert Penn Warren's novel "All the King's Men", Cass Mastern betrays his best friend by falling in love with his wife and then out of guilt tries to get killed in battle. Here, James A. Perkins fully explores how this episode fits in a puzzle surrounding Warren's novel, tracing the story's evolution through several versions and genres.

Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men

Author: Jane Yarbrough,Murray Bromberg

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764191039

Category: Study Aids

Page: 122

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A lively, in-depth discussion of ALL THE KING'S MEN. Students are taken on an exciting journey of discovery through every scene or chapter. Also included are unique text notes, ideas for term papers, notes on the author's life, as well as a glossary.

All The King's Men

The British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo

Author: Saul David

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 067092170X

Category: History

Page: 608

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Saul David's All The King's Men is a thrilling history of the British Redcoat from the English Civil War to Waterloo. Between 1660 and 1815 British supremacy on foreign soil was near total. Central to this success was the humble redcoat soldier who showed heroism in battle and stoicism in peace, despite appalling treatment. This is their story: of brutal discipline and inedible food, of loyalty and low pay, of barracks and battlefield - of victory, defeat, life and death. Praise for All The King's Men: 'An extraordinary story, packed with drama, incident and great characters...All The King's Men is all you could hope for...Quite an achievement', Patrick Bishop, Country Life 'A heady mixture of heroism, incompetence, devilish tactics and plain good luck', Sunday Times 'Filled with swashbuckling derring-do, the reek of blood and gunpowder, combined with shrewd analysis of power, war and psychology', Simon Sebag Montefiore Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and the author of several critically acclaimed books, including The Indian Mutiny: 1857, Zulu and, most recently, Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire. He recently presented 'Bullets, Boots and Bandages' for BBC 4 and is a regular contributor to Radio 4.

A Study Guide for Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335380

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

All the king's men

the search for a usable past

Author: Harold Woodell

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805794113

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 127

View: 6630

'All the King's Men' is fundamentally about a culture at war with itself--the conservative Old South struggling against the progressive New South.

Night Rider

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1879941147

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 4619

Warren's first novel set in the tobacco wars of Kentucky in the early 20th century.

Knight of Desire

Author: Margaret Mallory

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 0446559350

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3618

FEARLESS IN BATTLE His surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king. One last prize awaits him at the castle gates: the lovely Lady Catherine Rayburn. TENDER IN BED Catherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward? Her lands are declared forfeit and she is given this choice: marry FitzAlan or be taken to the Tower. Catherine agrees to give her handsome new husband her body, but she's keeping secrets, and dare not give him her heart. As passion ignites and danger closes in, Catherine and William must learn to trust in each other to save their marriage, their land, and their very lives. KNIGHT OF DESIRE

Knight of Passion

Author: Margaret Mallory

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 0446569224

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7002

HOW CAN THIS PASSIONATE KNIGHT... Renowned beauty Lady Linnet is torn between two desires: revenge on those who destroyed her family or marriage to her childhood sweetheart Sir James Rayburn. One fateful night, she makes a misguided choice: she sacrifices Jamie's love for a chance at vengeance. TRUST A BEAUTY WITH A PAST? Jamie Rayburn returns to England in search of a virtuous wife-only to find the lovely Linnet as bewitching as ever. Their reckless affair ignites anew, even hotter than before, although Jamie vows to never again trust her with his heart. Then just as Linnet begins to make amends, she's tempted by one last opportunity to settle old scores. But a final retribution could cost her Jamie's love - this time forever.

All the King's Men

Author: Lia Cooper

Publisher: The Spec Press


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4847

Prince Aubrey thought his family was safe following the arrest of his traitorous uncle during the summer’s Tri-fete, but he soon learns the man’s assassination attempt on the Hight King was only the tip of the ice berg. The court is about to descend into chaos as Aubrey and his loyal companion, the Honorable Winston Dupuis, begin investigating Lord Riven’s claims that treachery and betrayal in Pacchia are much older than any of them had previously suspected. Meanwhile, Aubrey continues to struggles with his duties to the kingdom and his duties to his own heart as the noble alphas begin circling for his hand in courtship. Nothing will ever be the same in the mythical kingdom of Pacchia. Based on the a/b/o gender structure. This story contains explicit M/M content.

Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men

A Reader's Companion

Author: Jonathan S. Cullick

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813175941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 3278

Robert Penn Warren is one of the best-known and most consequential Kentucky writers of the twentieth century and the only American writer to have won three Pulitzers in two different genres. All the King's Men, generally considered one of the finest novels ever written on American politics, transcends sensationalism and topicality to stand as art. It was a bestseller, won the Pulitzer Prize, and became an Academy Award--winning movie. Depicting the rise and fall of a dictatorial southern politician -- modeled on Huey Long of Louisiana -- the timeless story and memorable characters raise questions about the importance of history, moral conflicts in public policy, and idealism in government. In Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men: A Reader's Companion, author Jonathan S. Cullick considers the themes of this famous novel within the context of America's current political climate. He addresses the novel's continuing relevance and interviews a cross-section of elected and appointed officials, as well as journalists, in Kentucky to explore how Warren's novel has influenced their work and approach to politics. By focusing on what Warren's novel has to say about power, populism, ethics, and the force of rhetoric, Cullick encourages readers to think about their own identities and responsibilities as American citizens. This volume promises to be not only an indispensable companion to All the King's Men but it also provides context and a new diverse set of perspectives from which to understand this seminal novel.