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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Faith Kingsblood was small and flexible, and in her there was a curious stillness. To ask other readers questions about Kingsblood Royalplease sign up.
Can’t you just see the old boy? The reaction, from family, friends, and the public at large is nasty and condescending. The two relics of the lumber-land-iron feudalism of grinned at each other, and young Neil Kingsblood looked approvingly at their stock-company performance. It’s a real eye-opener to read Lewis’s novel about racial attitudes in He would be a pink-cheeked and ribald roisterer with a short and curly golden beard, and he would be wearing a blanket-cloth capote of morning blue, thrown back, with his tobacco pouch and his agile knife swung from his scarlet sash.
I imagine that most Americans of the time and now can find themselves in this book and they probably won’t like what they see! She scouted into the kitchen. How do you suppose they decide what Shakespeare meant in some line when chances are he was cockeyed when he wrote it, and didn’t know himself?
Very Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Ashiel Denver, who was a neighbor in Sylvan Park, as he was with Mr. They’re as deliriously ignorant and racist as their friends and neighbors. Thus begins an unpredictable life journey that changes his family, community and future.
He dropped in at any time from before breakfast to after midnight, expecting coffee, kingsbpood a highball, expecting an audience, and Neil and Vestal were so annoyed by him that they were extra careful to be cordial. The subject of race discrimination was very well presented. Rilegato tela, sovracoperta cloth, dust jacket.
Then Neil demanded kingsblooe one thing he really wanted to know:. In today’s society, this would barely be an issue, but at the time the book was written, it was not uncommon for those of ‘mixed blood’ to be ostracized by the white population that he had grown up with — including his family.
This book is an amazing read from a rojal different time in our history. It was only, he assured himself, because he had been lonely that he had “taken this Indian nonsense so seriously. But he kept his arms rigidly down beside him so that people did wonder at his angry stiffness and did stare at him and marched into the elevator. Kingsblood Royal Lewis, Sinclair Book. Never hire ’em in the first place.
Then he admitted that all three of them had shied away from any subject more spiritual than the legs of their stenographers, any topic more embarrassing than the Republican Party. Of course I suppose your brother could claim to be Prince of Wales, but if the thing were trueI don’t know but what I’d ask Robert to step aside, as he certainly ought to, fellow with no imagination like that, and I do wish to God he would quit referring to my really very fine collection of Florida seashells, as ‘that junk’!
Lewis’s late-forties novel is a little preachy, but sets out a plausible, if rather strained, scenario. Is it maybe true that I could be a king? Slight roll to spine. So there’s some mistake. While the lessons iingsblood the s are somewhat different today, there are still some essential morals that still hold true.
Staff Book Review of “Kingsblood Royal” by Sinclair Lewis | Galena Public Library
I like to call it The Secret to myself and here I am acting mysterious—guess the fact is, I don’t quite believe it myself, and I’ll only tell you and not the rest of the family, because you’re the only one that’s got enough imagination so you won’t laugh at me. It was just a chore I promised to do for Dad. He read books on banking; he rose to be teller; he was popular with women customers who saw his smile and his red hair through the bars that he did not know were there.
Kenneth, nervously trotting his fingers in air, urged, “Wonderful letter, eh! Blingham giggled, “Why, they’ve got an Empire State Building here! Perhaps this singular Xavier Pic was the exiled offspring of some half-royal Duc of Picardie! Saxinars good people, and so was Neil’s father’s folks.
Neil was relieved, and ashamed of being relieved, and relieved again that Biddy and Biddy’s father were uncorrupted Caucasians. May 16, Eliot Boden kingsbliod it it was amazing Shelves: Kingsblood Royal Sinclair Lewis Spotting to textblock edges and to endpapers, blue ink ownership inscription on free endpaper, binding slightly weak to pp.
This is an honor.