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The Pit: A Story of Chicago
     

The Pit: A Story of Chicago

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by Frank Norris
 

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In The Octopus(1901), one of the earliest muckraking novels of the Progressive Era, Frank Norris exposed the operations of the ruthless, laissez-faire capitalism sanctioned by turn-of-the-century Social Darwinists. The Pit(1903), the second novel in Norris's projected trilogy, continues the "Epic of the Wheat" with the story of Curtis Jadwin, a

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In The Octopus(1901), one of the earliest muckraking novels of the Progressive Era, Frank Norris exposed the operations of the ruthless, laissez-faire capitalism sanctioned by turn-of-the-century Social Darwinists. The Pit(1903), the second novel in Norris's projected trilogy, continues the "Epic of the Wheat" with the story of Curtis Jadwin, a speculator bent on cornering the wheat market, and his brutally abused wife, Laura. Mingling realism and romanticism, Norris created in Laura a heroine whose psychological complexity rivals that of Flaubert's Madame Bovary or Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin's The Awakening.

Edited for the first time as Norris intended it, this masterpiece of American literary naturalism is fully contextualized in the introduction and explanatory notes by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. and Gwendolyn Jones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781539535522
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/15/2016
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Norris

Benjamin Franklin Norris, Jr. (March 5, 1870 - October 25, 1902) was an American journalist and sometime novelist during the Progressive Era, whose fiction was predominantly in the naturalist genre.[1][2][3][4][5] His notable works include McTeague (1899), The Octopus: A Story of California (1901), and The Pit (1903).

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