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The Essential Frank Norris: The Octopus: A Story of California; The Pit: a Story of Chicago; McTeague: A Story of San Francisco

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Collected in one omnibus edition are Frank Norris' three most important novels: The Octopus and its sequel The Pit, as well as McTeague. The Octopus: A Story of California is a story of cooperate greed, power, and abuse. A group of wheat farmers agree to work a railway company's land in exchange for assurances that after a ten year period they will be able to purchase the ...more
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Published September 23rd 2010 by Wilder Publications
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Benjamin Franklin Norris, Jr. was an American novelist, during the Progressive Era, writing predominantly in the naturalist genre. His notable works include McTeague (1899), The Octopus: A California Story (1901), and The Pit (1903). Although he did not openly support socialism as a political system, his work nevertheless evinces a socialist mentality and influenced socialist/progressive writers s ...more
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