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The octopus : a story of California

Author: Frank Norris
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Deals with the war between the wheat grower and the railroad trust."
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Fiction
Railroad stories
Allegories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Norris, Frank, 1870-1902.
Octopus.
New York, Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901
(OCoLC)647154583
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Norris
OCLC Number: 244815
Description: [8], 652 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: by Frank Norris.

Abstract:

"Deals with the war between the wheat grower and the railroad trust."

"First novel in 'The Epic of Wheat,' a projected trilogy. Set mostly in the San Joaquin Valley and San Francisco, it shows the conflict between wheat ranchers and the railroad ('The Octopus') that is the lifeline of trading and shipping. The bloody encounter at the climax of the novel is based on the 'Mussel Slough Tragedy' of May, 1880. The novel roughly covers the period of the late 1870s."--Baird & Greenwood.

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