Kings Row [Pdf Download]


  • Paperback
  • 674
  • Kings Row
  • Henry Bellamann
  • English
  • 15 May 2020
  • 9780881840599

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Free download Kings Row Henry Bellamann ↠ 4 Download Kings Row Download ã 104 St and depravityThe story is about two childhood friends Parris Mitchell and Drake McHugh who go through all of life's changes Many of King's Row citizens have a uir. I read this 1940 controversial doorstopper back in high school and was riveted by the portrait of seedy 1890s small town life There s plenty of nasty little secrets in Kings Row and if you ve ever seen the 1942 movie starring Ann Sheridan Ronald Reagan and Bob Cummings they left a LOT out or referred to it so vaguely they might as well not have bothered Still the movie s packed with great Golden Age of Hollywood actors Claude Rains as the incestuous doctor and is worth 2 hours of your timeI happened to remember this book out of the blue today recalled just how deliciously old time lurid it was and it reminds me that I really must read Peyton Place one of these days

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Free download Kings Row Henry Bellamann ↠ 4 Download Kings Row Download ã 104 Kings Row is a thought provoking emotional melodramatic 'Peyton Place' like novel with a turn of the century small town setting that reveals evil sadism cruelty ince. Spring came late in the year 1890 and the fullness of its burgeoning heightened the seasonal disturbance that made unuiet in the blood So begins King s Row Henry Bellamann s wonderful novel that I am calling a lost American classic Despite being a critical and commercial success on its release in 1940 leading to a film version with Ronald Reagan two years later King s Row and the rest of Bellamann s works are largely forgotten todayThis is unfortunate as King s Row is a novel that should be appreciated both for the skill of its construction and the richness of its ideas It s an important novel from a cultural and historical context and there s nothing else uite like itAt first King s Row almost seems as if it could pass as just another slice of small town Americana no daring or cutting than a Norman Rockwell painting a safer and gentler Peyton Place However as the story unfolds it reveals surprising depths of darkness using beautiful prose to reveal some very ugly truths about the human mind and the civilization that it createsThere is a lot going on here Over the course of almost 700 pages we are given premarital sex lots of it mental illness atheism incest sexual abuse a mad doctor a sadistic surgeon and probably most scandalous of all a same sex kiss You would think that in 1940 this book would have been banned faster than a gay porn version of Jesus of Nazareth thus solidifying its permanent place in cultural memory an amusing fact that book banners never seem to grasp but somehow it seems to have slipped under the radarBellamann succeeds in creating a town that is believable and compelling with a large cast of characters that initially seem like uiet players in any American small town Fairly early on we are given the jarring and incongruous image of a nearby insane asylum that looms over the town both literally and figuratively It is here that young Parris Mitchell aspires to work as a doctor one day Parris is coming of age at a time when the field of psychology was in its infancy and the study of mental illness was a new and exciting and controversial field This clash of science and technology against religion and tradition not only works as a brilliant way of allegorically juxtaposing the coming of age of a generation with the coming of age of an entire nation but also serves as a fascinating bit of historical fictionContrasting sharply to Parris s uiet and studious nature is his best and often only friend Drake McHugh a wild and carefree spirit that balks at the suffocating and narrow minded restrictions of the day Drake is probably the most fully realized character in this story combining a thoughtless vitality with a surprising amount of empathy and concern for others something not always present in many of fiction s great lovable free spirits Bellamann uses these characters as a clever and interesting tool to bring us into this world Through Parris s Apollonian lens we get to see the ideas and thoughts of the day and through Drake s decidedly Dionysian filter we see actions and the conseuences of balking convention in small town AmericaTo call this a coming of age tale is to place too narrow a restriction on what is actually a much larger story Over the span of roughly two decades we not only see characters grow and change but we see a town and indeed a civilization going through a painful growth spurt And while some of it is expected we can infer that the story of Parris and Cassandra with their curiously Homeric names will end tragically occasionally there are sharp twists and turns that managed to surprise even me a very jaded reader I won t spoil anything but there are some moments that would have made the likes of Poe and Lovecraft very proudThis is a very philosophical novel with some very large ideas and concepts written in prose that is elegant without being stuffy and informative without being pedantic There is both naivety and bitterness beauty and tragedy gentleness and brutality and while it is clear that Bellamann himself was frustrated by much of small town society and its narrowness of scope he presents a balanced enough viewpoint so that the novel doesn t fall into bleak condemnation of an entire culture This was clearly the work of a brilliant mind and if there is a flaw here it s that occasionally the characters all seem almost too smart and have developed too deep an understanding of human nature based on their limited surroundings and experiences Though really this a refreshing critiue in light of how seldom one encounters this problem either in fiction or in real lifeUnfortunately this novel has now gone out of print I had to order mine from If you can find a cheap copy somewhere I highly recommend picking it up It s my hope that by talking about this novel as much as possible and and by being annoying enough about it that I can help generate enough interest in getting it out into the world once again It is too beautiful smart sad tragic and compelling of a story to be lost to antiuity and showcases a fascinating period of American history that I think we could learn a lot from by studying in 2013 Rating Arobrussin

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