All the King's Men Summary
Robert Penn Warren

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All the King's Men Summary

The story is about Jack Burden, the right-hand man to the corrupt politician, Governor Willie Stark. As Willie’s power and corruption grow larger, Jack’s conscience becomes more eroded. He alienates his family and friends by working for Willie, but he resents himself for staying on Willie’s payroll. Jack spends the novel narrating how he became Willie’s lackey while unknowingly uncovering family secrets.

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