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by Frank Norris
Author: Frank Norris
Publisher: Bentley Pub (June 1, 1971)
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The Octopus: A Story of California is a 1901 novel by Frank Norris and was the first part of an uncompleted trilogy, The Epic of the Wheat.
The Octopus: A Story of California is a 1901 novel by Frank Norris and was the first part of an uncompleted trilogy, The Epic of the Wheat. It describes the wheat industry in California, and the conflicts between wheat growers and a railway company. Norris was inspired to write the novel by the Mussel Slough Tragedy involving the Central Pacific Railroad. In the novel he depicts the tensions between the railroad, the ranchers and the ranchers' League.
Frank Norris was a fine journalistic observer and a skillful novelist.
view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Frank Norris was a fine journalistic observer and a skillful novelist. This is a great read about American and western history in the 19th century, small town and big-league political chicanery, and a picture of domestic lives in the period, from a closer, more on the spot, point of view than later novelists like Steinbeck.
It was the last half of September, the very end of the dry season, and all Tulare County, all the vast reaches of the San Joaquin Valley-in fact all South Central California, was bone dry, parched, and baked and crisped after four months of cloudless weather, when the day seemed always at noon, and the sun blazed white hot over the valley. from the Coast Range in the west to the foothills of the Sierras in the east.
The first novel in a planned trilogy that Norris never completed, The Octopus: A Story of. .Considered one of the leading pioneers in American Naturalism, Frank Norris is read and studied for his vivid and honest depiction of life at the beginning of a lusty and developing new century
The first novel in a planned trilogy that Norris never completed, The Octopus: A Story of California is an enlightening and gratifying read. Considered one of the leading pioneers in American Naturalism, Frank Norris is read and studied for his vivid and honest depiction of life at the beginning of a lusty and developing new century. Born in Chicago, he moved to San Francisco with his well-to-do family when he was 14 and went on to attend the University of California and Harvard University before becoming a war correspondent in South Africa and Cuba.
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Norris was inspired to write the novel by the Central Pacific Railroad and the Mussel Slough Tragedy. A Story of California. Book 1. Chapter I. Chapter II.
California suddenly leaped unheralded into the world’s market as a competitor in wheat production. In a few years her output of wheat exceeded the value of her out-put of gold, and when, later on, the Pacific and Southwestern Railroad threw open to settlers the rich lands of Tulare County-conceded to the corporation by the government as a bonus for the construction of the road-Magnus had been quick to seize the opportunity and had taken.
The Octopus: A Story of California. The first work in Norris’s planned Epic of the Wheat Trilogy, The Octopus was an important exposé of railroad greed that drew comparisons to Émile Zola for its incredible breadth. It is a great read for fans of gritty, historically inspired western series such as Deadwood or Hell on Wheels. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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