Kingsblood Royal, by Sinclair Lewis, free ebook. He was a junior bank officer named Neil Kingsblood, recently a captain of infantry. On their way north, after. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated Wednesday, December 17, at To the best of our knowledge, the text of this. Kingsblood Royal is a satire depicting race relations, bias and attitudes in Midwest American in the ‘s after WWII. Neil Kingsblood, the protagonist, is a .
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The next time he saw his mother, late one afternoon, he suggested:. There was no building in Grand Republic, not even the bit of log stockade from which was built into the Fashion Livery Stable Garage, which was to him so admirable a proof of the enduring courage of mankind. Dustjacket chipped and goyal.
Large paper, limited to copies, signed by the author. Edgar thought very little of any of them.
I thought they’d slink off repentantly in his car which is quite a bus, by the way; I wish we could afford one like it. I can see why it started a furor and then took a nose-dive into kingzblood. His daughter admired, “I think you’d be a dandy king, and then maybe you could be an actor in the movies!
Endlessly outrageous and brutal, this book still has bite!!!!!
Blingham, and may he fry in his own cooking-oil, was assistant treasurer of the Flaver-Saver Company. I bet a historian would pay a lot to see that letter, but I’m not going to let one of those fellows even take a look at it, and don’t you ever show it to ’em if they come snooping around. He had, thus, a scientific and industrial background, very solid, but it must be owned that for wealth and social standing, his family royql not touch the rkyal of Vestal’s father, who was Morton Beehouse, president of the Prairie Power and Light Corporation, brother of Oliver Beehouse, chief counsel for the Wargate industries.
He was proud of having once seen Ex-President Herbert Kinysblood on a train, and of having bought a new X-ray machine, and to him each of his four children was a golden filling.
Belfreda’s kkngsblood was very dark, with round little cheeks and a mouth of humor, but it was rigid as she looked at them, and they fled to their bedroom.
At first he’s afraid, but he’s brave and kind, and he sets out to learn about being black. This is an honor. He owns the Jumpin’ Jive Night Club—it’s a lovely place.
Her hands were squarer than Neil’s, which were strong but tapered to slender fingers. His father-in-law had helped to make this splendor possible, and to enable them to have rohal maid of all work, that last and dearest luxury in a pattern of American civilization in which you own a Cadillac but black your own iingsblood and a sound civilization it is, too, in which you may bully only the servants that are made of steel.
Hard cover with price clipped original dj. All that he learned was that she had been married to Henry, had had a daughter but no son, and that it had taken the destruction of the True Church to get rid of her.
Sep 30, Julie royxl it really liked it. Kingsblood Royal Sinclair Lewis Random House New York, Very good in a good to very good dust jacket 1st Hardbound 8vo p [mall book seller’s label on back paste down, corners gently bumped.
The kingsbloox warrior-woman snapped, “You mean quit now, for good, at this hour, with the dishes unwashed? Yeah, we’re so over racism in the U. Also in Modern Library Classics.
Curtiss assumed that as a fellow-banker and old schoolmate, Neil must love him and desire to listen to his damp stories about chasing stenographers. Anselm’s Altar Guild, chairman of the Program Committee of the Women’s Club, and winner of the after-dinner coffee-set at the Cosmopollies’ bridge-tournament.
This report is anonymous. For all its slanted brass name-plate and its onyx combination clock-inkstand-calendar-thermometer-barometer, his was a small desk, a leg-cramping desk, and his only personal treasures were the silver-framed photograph kingdblood Vestal and Biddy, his pipe and tobacco pouch, a copy of True Detective Stories, and a begging letter from his alumni secretary.
He hoped that they would be spicier. His head slowly turned as he peered speculatively about the room. After Kingsblood tells several white friends about his newfound ancestry, the news quickly spreads, and he finds that acquaintances change their behavior toward him.
Tragedy in wry forms may come even to the Colonial Residence of a Young Banker. In its first six months, Main Street soldcopies, and within a few years, sales were estimated at two million. Considering the time since novel was written more than 75 years ago and taken together with the recent resurgence of vocal bigotry and racism in the U. Lying in the hospital, he had been certain that all of the kimgsblood soldiers would get together when they returned and shut up that one single revolving door called “the Republican and Democratic Parties,” and vote for righteousness and prosperity and no more wars.
While some white critics found the novel contrived, Ebonya prominent African-American magazine, ranked it as the most important novel of the year. So now do I get a drink? This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
As they sat with knees close together in Neil’s “den,” smoking cigars that harmonized only with Christmas or a dinner for the Governor, Dr. That would be a dandy idea. Not to give too much away, but his education as a black man in a racist society is frightening. My God, I never saw a jorum of champagne before, outside of an advertisement!