All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

All the King's Men is a novel by Robert Penn Warren, first published in 1946. The novel's title is drawn from the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. In 1947 Warren won the Pulitzer Prize for All the King's Men. It was adapted for film in 1949 and 2006; the 1949 version won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

First Edition Identification

Harcourt, Brace, and Company first published All the King’s Men in 1946. Bound in red cloth, the 464-page first edition states “First Edition” on the copyright page. The first edition dust jacket states the original price of $3.00 along with a Sinclair Lewis blurb on the back.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Eyre & Spottiswoode published the first UK edition of All the King’s Men in London in 1948. Bound in black cloth, this edition has gilt stamping on the spine and its original dust jacket is blue and white.

In 2001, Harcourt published a “Restored Edition” of All the King’s Men, edited by Noel Polk, a professor of American Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi. This edition names the politician Willie Talos, as was originally intended. Other edits include more foul narration and the merging of chapters four and five into a single chapter.

Reviews

Review this book!

Available Copies

All the King's Men
More Photos

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Fair
Edition
1st Edition 5th or later Printing
Published
1946
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Rockville, Maryland, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£373.93

Show Details

Description:
New York, NY: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1946. 1st Edition 5th or later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 1946 Harcourt Brace FIRST edition, 5th printing ( e.8.46) of Warren's classic book. A very solid copy in VG+/Good condition. The HB is clean & tight with some wear & rubbing on the boards. The DJ… Read more about this item
Item Price
£373.93
All the King's Men

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£145.10

Show Details

Description:
Franklin Center: Franklin Library 1977, Limited edition. (Hardcover) 617pp. Near fine. Issued without dust jacket. Signed by the author. Dark green leather with gilt decoration and raised bands on the spine. Moire endpapers, all edges gilt, ribbon page marker, illustrations. Illustration by Jim Sharpe. Winner of: Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1947. … Read more about this item
Item Price
£145.10
All the King's Men
More Photos

All the King's Men

by Robert Penn Warren

Condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket Condition
Fair
Edition
Fifth Impression
Published
1947
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Los Angeles, California, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£324.35

Show Details

Description:
All the King's Men. Written by Robert Penn Warren. Signed by Warren on front flyleaf, inscribed to Edward Norman. Fifth impression. Published in 1947 by Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York. In original dust jacket which has tears and loss at top of spine.
Item Price
£324.35
All the King's Men - Signed
More Photos

All the King's Men - Signed

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
First Edition; Fourth Printing
Published
1946
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£609.68

Show Details

Description:
New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. Very Good+. 1946. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ hardcover, inscribed and signed by the author on the front endpaper. There is also another prior owner's name on the front endpaper. No dust jacket, cover has some minor shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages;… Read more about this item
Item Price
£609.68
All The King’s Men.

All The King’s Men.

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used
Published
1946
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£8,941.90

Show Details

Description:
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. Set in the 1930s, "All The King's Men" 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. Generally considered the finest novel ever written on American… Read more about this item
Item Price
£8,941.90
All The King’s Men

All The King’s Men

by Robert Penn Warren

Condition
Used - Very Good/No DJ
Edition
1st Ed, 1st Prtg
Published
1946
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Mulvane, Kansas, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£812.89

Show Details

Description:
Minor toning, else content appears as unread and unblemished good dark blue boards displaying minor surface/edge wear. Spine skin repaired at head. This First Edition of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning modern literary classic, loosely based on the life of the Louisiana, Governor, Huey Long. Once again Huey Long has provided the prototype for a… Read more about this item
Item Price
£812.89
All The King’s Men.

All The King’s Men.

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used
Published
1946
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£2,845.15

Show Details

Description:
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Robert Penn Warren on the front free endpaper. Near fine in the second state dust jacket which is in good condition with the $3.00 price present. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Set in the 1930s,… Read more about this item
Item Price
£2,845.15
All the King's Men: A Play

All the King's Men: A Play

by WARREN, Robert Penn

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Published
1960
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Gloucester City, New Jersey, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£40.64

Show Details

Description:
New York: Random House, 1960. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards. Spine ends and corners bumped, slightly cocked spine else near fine in an about near fine dustwrapper with soiling and edge wear. Stage adaptation by the author of his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Item Price
£40.64
All the King's Men: A Play
More Photos

All the King's Men: A Play

by Robert Penn Warren

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Published
1960
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£243.87

Show Details

Description:
New York: Random House, 1960. Very Good/Very Good. New York: Random House, 1960. SIGNED by the author without inscription on front free endpaper. Printed dustjacket showing $13.95 price; book in black cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Jacket shows a tiny tear with faint crease at bottom front and a small, light waterspot, else just light edgewear.… Read more about this item
Item Price
£243.87
All the King's Men
More Photos

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used - Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Published
2005
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780151011636
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£25.20

Show Details

Description:
New York: Harcourt. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2005. Hardcover. 015101163X . First Printing of this reissue. Brown cloth spine over pale green boards. A nick to the fore-edge pages. A backwoods lawyer batters his way into the governor's mansion, where he uses his unprincipled charm to become a dictator. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. ;… Read more about this item
Item Price
£25.20
ALL THE KING'S MEN
More Photos

ALL THE KING'S MEN

by Robert Penn Warren

Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Thus
Published
1976
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CAN
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£101.61

Show Details

Description:
Published in 1976. Limited edition. No longer in print. First edition in this format. An unread copy. Black leather covers accented in 22kt gold on the front, back and spine. All page edges gilded. The endpapers are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. The book is full leather with hubbed spine. The book is 9" X 6"… Read more about this item
Item Price
£101.61
All the King's Men
More Photos

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn; O'Neal, Hank (photog.)

Condition
AsNew
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£406.45

Show Details

Description:
NY: Limited Editions Club [1989]. Limited edition, #18 of 600 copies signed by Warren and O'Neal at the colophon. Two volumes. 11.5" x 9". xiv, 254, [4]; [10], 259-587, [5] pp. With 10 plates of photogravures, each with onion-skin guard laid in. Quarter-bound in black morocco and beige cloth over boards, gilt-stamped spine titles, plain endpapers; housed in black cloth… Read more about this item
Item Price
£406.45
All The King’s Men.

All The King’s Men.

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used
Published
1946
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£1,788.38

Show Details

Description:
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the front and rear panel, gilt inner dentelles stamp-signed by the Harcourt Bindery, marbled endpapers, all edges… Read more about this item
Item Price
£1,788.38
ALL THE KINGS MEN
More Photos

ALL THE KINGS MEN

by ROBERT PENN WARREN (SIGNED)

Condition
Used - Very Good-
Jacket Condition
NONE ISSUED
Edition
FIRST EDITION CLUB
Binding
Leather, gilt
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Hudson, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£42.27

Show Details

Description:
BLACKish/green LEATHER WITH GOLD LETTERING AND DESIGNS. Beautiful signature, book has minor defects like a bumped corner front bottom minor, a small dent front cover, and scratches on the page ends. But a nice cheap copy of a Pulitzer Winner Signed or Autograph.
Item Price
£42.27
All the King's Men

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Cincinnatii, Ohio, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£19.51

Show Details

Description:
Hardcover. Very Good. Publisher: Oxmoor House, Date of Publication: 1984, Binding: hardcover, Condition: Very Good.
Item Price
£19.51
All the King's Men

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used - Very Good
Published
1982
Binding
Trade Paperback
ISBN
9780156047623
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Woodlawn, Illinois, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£2.02

Show Details

Description:
San Diego, California: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 6th printing of this paperback edition.
Item Price
£2.02
All the King's Men

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
No Dust Jacket
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Chanute, Kansas, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£36.58

Show Details

Description:
Birmingham, AL: The Southern Classics Library Copyright is 1984. 464 pages. Full blue leather covers with raised spine bands. Gilt stamped lettering and decoration. All edges of text are gilded. There are a few scattered slight scratches in the gilded edges of the text block. The Southern Classics Library book plate with the previous… Read more about this item
Item Price
£36.58
All the King's Men: A Play

All the King's Men: A Play

by WARREN, Robert Penn

Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Published
1960
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Gloucester City, New Jersey, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£69.10

Show Details

Description:
New York: Random House, 1960. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Rubber stamp on front fly, else fine in near fine, price-clipped, slightly tanned dustwrapper with a faint sticker shadow on the front panel. Stage adaptation of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Item Price
£69.10
No image available

ALL THE KING'S MEN

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used - Very good
Jacket Condition
No jacket issued
Edition
Limited edition
Published
1977
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Sarasota, Florida, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 1 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£81.29

Show Details

Description:
Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1977. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket issued. Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1977. Limited edition. Signed by the author. Several full page color illustrations by Jim Sharpe. 617 pp. Hardcover. Large 8vo. Full black leather. All edges gilt, with gilt decoration to spine and boards. … Read more about this item
Item Price
£81.29
All The Kings Men: A Play
More Photos

All The Kings Men: A Play

by Warren, Robert Penn

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, Unknown Printing
Published
1960
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Canton, Georgia, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£42.17

Show Details

Description:
New York: Random House, 1960. First Edition, Unknown Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Black Cloth Covers with Dulled Gilt Lettering to Spine; Covers are lightly soiled; White Endpapers; lower edges of front and rear endpapers have some small stained areas along extreme edges from exposure to moisture; lower edges of first 14 and last 20 pages of text… Read more about this item
Item Price
£42.17