Kingsblood Royal

Kingsblood Royal

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
A neglected tour de force by the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature, Kingsblood Royal is a stirring and wickedly funny portrait of a man who resigns from the white race. When Neil Kingsblood a typical middle-American banker with a comfortable life makes the shocking discovery that he has African-American blood, the odyssey that ensues creates an unforgettable portrayal of two Americas, one black, one white. As timely as when it was first published in 1947, one need only open today's newspaper to see the same issues passionately being discussed between blacks and whites that we find in Kingsblood Royal , says Charles Johnson. Perhaps only now can we fully appreciate Sinclair Lewis's astonishing achievement.
A neglected tour de force by the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature, Kingsblood Royal is a stirring and wickedly funny portrait of a man who resigns from the white race. When Neil Kingsblood a typical middle-American banker with a comfortable life makes the shocking discovery that he has African-American blood, the odyssey that ensues creates an unforgettable portrayal of two Americas, one black, one white.

As timely as when it was first published in 1947, one need only open today's newspaper to see the same issues passionately being discussed between blacks and whites that we find in Kingsblood Royal, says Charles Johnson. Perhaps only now can we fully appreciate Sinclair Lewis's astonishing achievement.

Baker & Taylor
Neil Kingsblood, an average middle-American banker, finds that he has African-American blood, a discovery which takes him to two Americas, one black and one white.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, c2001
Edition: 2001 Modern Library pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780375756863
0375756868
Branch Call Number: FICTION LEWIS
Characteristics: xvi, 325 p. ; 21 cm

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Feb 21, 2017

Unbelievable premise. Prominent banker,invalided home veteran(capt. no less) discovers via research that he is 1/32 part negro and feels obligated to tell everyone in the extremely racist
society he lives in and so jeapardize his job and family. I found the book insulted my intelligence by its implauseablity.

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