Adria Locke Langley was an American writer best known for her first novel, published in 1945, the best seller “A Lion Is in the Streets” based on the life of Huey Long. It was made into a film of the same name in 1953. She also was a fervent supporter of the repeal of Prohibition.

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  • 1945: A Lion Is in the Streets, by Adria Locke Langley

    A Lion Is in the Streets, written by Adria Locke Langley, is a political fiction novel set in the year 1945. The story follows the rise of a charismatic politician named Hank Martin, who uses his charm and cunning to become the governor of Louisiana. However, as he gains more power and influence, Martin’s true nature is revealed, and he becomes a corrupt and dangerous leader. The novel explores themes of ambition, power, and the corrupting influence of politics, as well as the impact of World War II on American society.

    This early printing of the novel features a green hardcover with gilt lettering on the spine. Despite some wear and fading due to age, the book is in good condition and contains no writing or markings. The deckled fore-edges add to the vintage charm of the book.