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Norris" The octopus

Eric J. Solibakke

Norris" The octopus

by Eric J. Solibakke

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Published by Distributed by Monarch Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. -- Examinations -- Study guides

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 86-88.

    Statementby Eric J. Solibakke.
    SeriesMonarch notes and study guides, 891-2
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2472 .O
    The Physical Object
    Pagination88 p.
    Number of Pages88
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5995437M
    LC Control Number66027315

      The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (Book Summary and Review) - Minute Book Report - Duration: Minute Book Reports Recommended for you. Frank Norris based his novel The Octopus (A Story of California) on the Mussel Slough Tragedy of , a bloody conflict between ranchers and agents of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The central issue was over the ownership of the ranches, which the farmers had leased from the railroad nearly ten years earlier with intentions of eventually.

    The Octopus, massive as it is, was conceived as only the first part of a gigantic trilogy to be called the Epic of the Wheat, which would deal with the fundamental issues of American life by an examination of the production, distribution, and consumption of wheat. As Norris envisioned it, his herculean task was to be at once exhaustive and. The Octopus is highly recommended for those who are interested in novels taking place in early California and also those who enjoy the writings of author Frank Norris. pages, with a reading time of ~ hours (, words), and first published in /5(2).

    Frank Norris, byname of Benjamin Franklin Norris, (born March 5, , Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died Octo , San Francisco, California), American novelist who was the first important naturalist writer in the United States.. Norris studied painting in Paris for two years but then decided that literature was his vocation. He attended the University of California in .   The Octopus is an American classic published in based on a real conflict between the Railroad and the Californian farmers in Frank Norris took his style from Emile Zola and this is certainly evident from the pace, realistic narrative and punchy, dramatic sentimentality of the tale/5(33).


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It was the first volume of The Epic of the Wheat, his unfinished trilogy about the production, distribution, and consumption of American wheat. The Octopus examines the struggle of California wheat farmers in the San Joaquin valley against the powerful Pacific and Southwestern Railroad.

The Octopus Homework Help Questions. What does the giant 'octopus' refer to in the novel of Frank Norris. On the first level, of course, the “Octopus” is the railroad system that gradually.

The octopus: a story of California by Frank Norris (Original Classics) - Kindle edition by Norris, Frank. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The octopus: a story of California by Frank Norris (Original Classics)/5(52).

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About The Octopus. Like the tentacles of an octopus, the tracks of the railroad reached out across California, as if to grasp everything of value in the state Based on an actual, bloody dispute between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad inThe Octopus is a stunning novel of the waning days of the frontier the tough-minded and self-reliant farmers, the.

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Choose the part of The Octopus which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. Frank Norris The Epic of the Wheat THE OCTOPUS A STORY OF CALIFORNIA Excerpts The Bancroft Library p, Southern Pacific R.R., (detail) Library of Congress Stacking hay, San Joaquin Valley ranch, mid sFile Size: 3MB.

Like the tentacles of an octopus, the railroad in California reached out across the state, grasping everything of value in the state. Based on the bloody Mussel Slough Tragedy - a conflict between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad - The Octopus is a stunning novel chronicling the twilight of the frontier West.

A depiction of the. The Octopus: A Story of California, first published in by Frank Norris, presents modern readers with a view of a specific time and place in American history when California was a new, open land of country's ability to produce agricultural abundance seemed endless, threatened only by greed and the interference of laws that serve the rich.

The octopus: a story of California / by Frank Norris by Norris, Frank. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Octopus by Frank Norris () BOOK ONE characters: Presley – “It could be seen that morally he was of that sort who avoid evil through good taste, lack of decision, and want of opportunity.” Wants to write Song of the West in hexameter.

Sun-browned. Mrs. Derrick – 50, pretty Magnus Derrick “Governor” – from North Carolina. Best Book of The Octopus Rob Magnuson Smith. Rob Magnuson Smith on why Frank Norris' The Octopus is the best book of Americans are taught that railroad magnates Leland Stanford and Collis Huntington ‘built’ California – their names adorn the state’s most prominent universities, libraries, and parks – but thanks to fiction.

Frank Norris understood railroads. His novel The Octopus dramatized the conflicts between California ranchers and wheat growers on the one side and the railroad and its political machine on the other.

He modeled his fictional Pacific and Southwest Railroad after the Southern Pacific, and he got the details right. The Octopus is a story of wheat raising and railroad greed in California.

It immediately made a place for is full of enthusiasm and poetry and conscious strength. One cannot read it without a responsive thrill of sympathy for the earnestness, the breadth of purpose, the verbal power of the man/5(4).

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THE OCTOPUS A Story of California by Frank Norris Book 1 CHAPTER I Just after passing Caraher's saloon, on the County Road that ran south from Bonneville, and that divided the Broderson ranch from that of Los Muertos, Presley was suddenly aware of the faint and prolonged blowing of a steam whistle that he knew must come fromFile Size: 1MB.

The Octopus was the sixth of the seven novels that Frank Norris wrote before his sudden death, at 32, in It is in most respects his best. It is in most respects his best. In writing it, Norris was determinedly filling a gap in American literature: America had no adequate non-imitative "American novel" and no epic of the winning of the west.The Pit: A Story of Chicago is a novel by Frank in the wheat speculation trading pits at the Chicago Board of Trade Building, it was the second book in what was to be the trilogy The Epic of the first book, The Octopus, was published in Norris died unexpectedly in October from appendicitis leaving the third book, The Wolf: A Story of Author: Frank Norris.The Octopus: A Story of California is a novel by Frank Norris and the first part of a planned but uncompleted trilogy, The Epic of Wheat.

It describes the raising of wheat in California, and conflict between the wheat growers and a railway company. Norris was inspired by role of the Southern Pacific Railroad in events surrounding the Mussel Slough Tragedy/5(10).