Frank Norris (1870–1902) was born in Chicago, but lived most his life in San Francisco. Inspired by the work of Emile Zola and Gustave Flaubert, Norris adapted their methods to American settings, adding a naturalist flair. He is best known for his novels McTeague, and The Octopus, set in California during an era of railroad expansion.
A Deal in Wheat (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): And Other Stories of the New and Old Westby Frank Norris
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Published after the author's untimely death, this 1904 collection includes stories that originally appeared in publications between 1901 and 1903. The title story was made into the film A Corner in Wheat. Also included are “A Bargain with Peg-Leg,” “Two Hearts that Beat as One,” and “The Dual Personality of Slick Dick Nickerson.”
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Some OCR errors, but still fairly easy to read. One of the stories, 'The Ship That Saw a Ghost', is truly creepy. Several are more humorous than not. And two or three are dramatic, with some deeper philosophical ruminating. Worth a read; nice and short (only 122 pages total).