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The Octopus A Story of California

Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Frank Norris Read ↠ The Octopus A Story of California This is a turn of the century epic of California wheat farmers struggling against the rapacity of the Pacific and Southwestern Railroad which will stop at nothing to exte. I read this novel years ago after an undergraduate English professor kept mentioning it in a survey class I took on American literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries It was not an assigned text though it was one that he clearly favored I liked the professor very much he was an impressively learned old school man who lectured with confident ease on a broad canvas about philosophical political and social currents that formed the backdrop of whatever works we happened to be reading This was 1975 when English professors knew their literature and the social and intellectual and political contexts in which it was written They didn t trouble us with bizarre literary theories and pretentious jargon the toxic waste that started spreading in the 80s and is unlikely ever to be effectively contained and remediated I was a freshman and had never before heard a teacher speak so effortlessly on so many high

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Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Frank Norris Read ↠ The Octopus A Story of California Nd its domination The company controls the local paper the land the legislature and when the farmers organize to protect themselves even manages to control their represen. The Octopus A Story of California is a 1901 novel by Frank Norris I loved this book It was the first part of an uncompleted trilogy titled The Epic of the Wheat The Epic of the Wheat sounds so boring but I didn t find it boring at all at least not the first book by the time the wheat is made into bread and biscuits and all that kind of thing who knows perhaps I ll be boredFrank Norris was an American author born in Chicago It doesn t seem like he stayed there long though He also lived in California London New York and Paris he worked as a news correspondent in South Africa and as a war correspondent in Cuba during the Spanish American war he seemed like a very busy person Whenever I read anything about Frank Norris it says he was a naturalist writer so I finally looked up the word These are two of the definitions I found Naturalism was a literary movement taking place from the 1880s to 1940s that us

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Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Frank Norris Read ↠ The Octopus A Story of California Tative on the state rate fixing commission An unremitting tale of greed and betrayal originally intended as one third of Norris' never completed Epic of the Wheat trilogy. Based on a true story of a violent conflict between the railroad and California wheat ranchers in the San Joauin valley The Octopus is a big baggy amalgam of naturalism regionalism sentimental novel political novel and historical dramatization Just because you may have heard of it being associated with naturalism don t be fooled This turn of the 20th century book has in common with Dickens or Stowe than for instance Richard Wright or even Stephen Crane It s really striking how some passages of this book feel so modern they could ve been written in the 1950s while others feel so old fashioned they could ve been written in the 1850s Although dated in significant ways eg straight up racism religious sentimentality it s still a fascinating document of its time and intriguing artistic effort OK I do have to comment on one style tic that is unintentionally hilarious Norris is kind of addicted to repeating

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  • The Octopus A Story of California
  • Frank Norris
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  • 06 February 2018
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    Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Frank Norris Frank Norris ¹ 0 Read Download The Octopus A Story of California This was my third time reading this book I first read it for an American Lit survey course in college and something about Norris' tenacious and unwavering passion for truth on a grand scale pulled my 20 something idealism in a new direction In particular there's a thread of social justice that elevates this book from being a good story to a poignant social statementThe story revolves around the growth of the railroad

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    Download The Octopus A Story of California Frank Norris ¹ 0 Read [Frank Norris] The Octopus A Story of California [arthurian Book] Ebook – PDF, DOC & Kindle free This book merits three stars based on historical interest alone It's not Norris's best writing by a long shot that honor belonging to McTeague in this writer's never humble opinion and it's further evidence if any was neede

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    [Frank Norris] The Octopus A Story of California [arthurian Book] Ebook – PDF, DOC & Kindle free Prior to beginning The Octopus the only thing I knew about Frank Norris was that his novel The Pit inspired Upton Sinclair to write The Jungle I

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    [Frank Norris] The Octopus A Story of California [arthurian Book] Ebook – PDF, DOC & Kindle free Frank Norris ¹ 0 Read Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Frank Norris The Octopus A Story of California is a 1901 novel by Frank Norris I loved this book It was the first part of an uncompleted trilogy titled The Epic of the Wheat The Epic of the Wheat sounds so boring but I didn't find it boring at all at least not the first book by the time the wheat is made into bread and biscuits and all that kind

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    Download The Octopus A Story of California Frank Norris ¹ 0 Read [Frank Norris] The Octopus A Story of California [arthurian Book] Ebook – PDF, DOC & Kindle free News stories about Occupy Wall Street and the 99% have dominated the headlines for the past year These same themes also dominate this century old book which was a bestseller in 1901 Here the Octopus is the Railroad its tentacles suffocating and destroying the lives of hardworking ranchers and their familiesThis book is also personal for me It's based on real events that happened around 1880 in central Californ

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    [Frank Norris] The Octopus A Story of California [arthurian Book] Ebook – PDF, DOC & Kindle free How long must it go on? How long must we suffer? Where is the end what is the end? How long must the ironhearted

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    [Frank Norris] The Octopus A Story of California [arthurian Book] Ebook – PDF, DOC & Kindle free Frank Norris ¹ 0 Read Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Frank Norris The railroad is bad Especially in the 1880s It is the destroyer of souls the devil's most exuisite instrument of torture That's about all I got for getting through this slog It was fine It wasn't offensive But th

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    Download The Octopus A Story of California [Frank Norris] The Octopus A Story of California [arthurian Book] Ebook – PDF, DOC & Kindle free Based on a true story of a violent conflict between the railroad and California wheat ranchers in the San Joauin valley The Octopus is a big

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    [Frank Norris] The Octopus A Story of California [arthurian Book] Ebook – PDF, DOC & Kindle free The Octopus is mentioned several times in the last book I read The Inventor and the Tycoon Since I was a big fan of Norris'

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