The Cave

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University Press of Kentucky, Feb 24, 2006 - Fiction - 403 pages
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In his sixth novel, The Cave (1959), Robert Penn Warren tells the story of a young man trapped in a cave in fictional Johntown, Tennessee. His predicament becomes the center of national attention as television cameras, promoters, and newscasters converge on the small town to exploit the rescue attempts and the thousands of spectators gathered at the mouth of the cave.

 

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

Didn't really care for the book. It's an old book, reprinted in 1987. It was too political and stereotyped the people a little too much for me. Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Here is one of the South's most gifted and versatile writers with a new theme, handled in- for him- a wholly new vein. It is a powerful and haunting and often distastefully crude portrait of a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
7
Section 3
36
Section 4
41
Section 5
54
Section 6
66
Section 7
81
Section 8
84
Section 17
243
Section 18
251
Section 19
256
Section 20
266
Section 21
277
Section 22
292
Section 23
301
Section 24
316

Section 9
93
Section 10
100
Section 11
135
Section 12
179
Section 13
206
Section 14
207
Section 15
222
Section 16
226
Section 25
325
Section 26
329
Section 27
330
Section 28
352
Section 29
373
Section 30
376
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Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), born in Guthrie, Kentucky, was one of America's most revered writers, producing fiction, poetry, history, and criticism, much of it focusing on the moral dilemmas of the South. He served as America's first poet laureate. He received the Pulitzer Prize three times, for his novel All the King's Men and for his books of poetry Promises: Poems 1954--1956 and Now and Then. He is also the author of Portrait of a Father and Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back.

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