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The pit : a story of Chicago

Author: Frank Norris; Joseph R McElrath; Gwendolyn Jones
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 1994.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reprint of a 1902 novel which tells the story of Curtis Jadwin, a man whose increasing attention to earning money in the wheat market of Chicago almost destroys his marriage." ***"In the sequel to 'The Octopus, ' Curtis Jadwin works so hard to make money on the Chicago stock exchange that he ignores his loving wife." ***"This classic literary critique of turn-of-the-century capitalism in the United States reveals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Didactic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Norris; Joseph R McElrath; Gwendolyn Jones
ISBN: 0140187588 9780140187588
OCLC Number: 29754590
Notes: "The epic of the wheat."
Description: xxx, 386 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Suggestions for Further Reading --
A Note on the Text --
The Pit: A Story of Chicago --
Dedication --Principal Characters in the Novel --
Preface --
The Text --
Explanatory Notes.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Other Titles: Epic of the wheat.
Responsibility: Frank Norris ; edited with an introd. and explanatory notes by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. and Gwendolyn Jones.
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The author's unfinished trilogy, begun in "The Octopus", continues in this novel about a trader intent on cornering the wheat market. Curtis's obsession with controlling the market and his domination  Read more...

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