World Enough and Time
By (author) Robert Penn Warren
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World Enough and Time by Robert Penn Warren
Book DescriptionIn the admixture of wilderness and elegant society that was 1826 Kentucky, Jeremiah Beaumont, a brilliant, imaginative lawyer, stood trial for murdering his benefactor and father figure, the politician Colonel Cassius Fort. Now all the documents are in hand to reconstruct Beaumont's life story -- his crime, his trial, his ultimate sin and punishment -- and the historian-narrator of World Enough and Time sets about doing just that. Based on the famous murder case known as the Kentucky Tragedy, World Enough and Time is, like its precursor All the King's Men, a fictional wonder that personifies history, philosophy, politics, and passion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807124789
(216mm x 139mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Louisiana State University Press
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Penn Warren
Who Speaks for the Negro?, Paperback (December 2014)
The author interviewed a wide range of African American leaders, activists and artists across the country, among them Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and James Baldwin. In this title, sections from the transcripts of these interviews are combined with the author's insightful reflections on the interviewees and the Civil Rights Movement as a whole,
All the King's Men, Paperback (August 2007)
Set in the 1930s, this is a novel on American politics. It 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.
Remember the Alamo!, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Robert Penn Warren
The battle for the Alamo was an epic event in the fight for Texas independence from Mexico. This title presents the accounts of these most thrilling moments in the history of the United States frontier.
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Author Biography - Robert Penn Warren
Poet, novelist, and critic Robert Penn Warren (1905--1989) is the only writer to have won the Pulitzer Prize for both fiction and poetry -- among many other honors, including the National Book Award. Born in Guthrie, Kentucky, and educated at Vanderbilt, the University of California, Yale, and Oxford, he was named America's first Poet Laureate in 1985.
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