All the King's Men Author:Robert Penn Wright WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE — "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 lu... more »sh All the King's Men."
Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men is generally considered the finest novel ever written on American politics. Set in the 1930's, this beloved book traces the rise and fall of Willie Stark, 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. First published in 1946, All the King's Men won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 and was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1949. One of the classics of American literature, All the King's Men is as relevant today as ever.« less