WarrenAIs first book, a biography that foreshadows the themes developed in vels like All the King's Men, portrays the flawed idealist whose violent seizure of the Harper's Ferry arsenal led to the greater violence of the Civil War. Southern Classics Series.
Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), the first Poet Laureate of the United States, was a major literary figure of the 20th Century. Besides volumes of his poetry, he published eight novels, of which All the King's Men is the best known. Other works include Night Rider and The Legacy of the Civil War.