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The Octopus (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Frank Norris, Eric Carl Link (Introduction)
 

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Like a predatory octopus, the railroad tracks of California squeezed the wheat fields and the farmers with its steel tentacles. A story of deep personal tragedies, The Octopus concerns political corruption and American enterprise. It explores the natural forces that shaped individual human lives, and is an acknowledged masterpiece of American literary

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Like a predatory octopus, the railroad tracks of California squeezed the wheat fields and the farmers with its steel tentacles. A story of deep personal tragedies, The Octopus concerns political corruption and American enterprise. It explores the natural forces that shaped individual human lives, and is an acknowledged masterpiece of American literary naturalism.

Benjamin Franklin Norris, Jr., was born on March 5, 1870, in Chicago. Around 1896, Norris joined the staff of the weekly literary and general interest magazine the San Francisco Wave and integrated himself into the local literary community. He wrote The Octopus as the opening volume in a trilogy about wheat.

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ISBN-13:
9780760773574
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/22/2005
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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