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The octopus : a story of California / by Frank Norris by  . Norris  1870-1902. - 2003-08-02 - from Books Express (SKU: 1125397209)

The octopus : a story of California / by Frank Norris

The octopus : a story of California / by Frank Norris by  . Norris  1870-1902. - 2003-08-02 - from Books Express (SKU: 1125397209)

The octopus : a story of California / by Frank Norris

by Frank, 1870-1902., . Norris

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2003-08-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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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 in 1880, The Octopus is a stunning novel of the waning days of the frontier West. To the tough-minded and self-reliant farmers, the monopolistic, land-grabbing railroad represented everything they despised: consolidation, organization, conformity. But Norris idealizes no one in this epic depiction of the volatile situation, for the farmers themselves ruthlessly exploited the land, and in their hunger for larger holdings they resorted to the same tactics used by the railroad: subversion, coercion and outright violence. In his introduction, Kevin Starr discusses Norris's debt to Zola for the novel's extraordinary sweep, scale and abundance of characters and details.

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Title
The octopus : a story of California / by Frank Norris
Author
Frank, 1870-1902., . Norris
Book condition
Used - Good
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ISBN 10
1125397209
ISBN 13
9781125397206
Publisher
University Of California Libraries
Place of Publication
Doubleday Anchor Books
Date published
2003-08-02

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