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The Octopus: A Story of California

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The Octopus: A Story of California is a 1901 novel by Frank Norris and was meant to be the first part of an uncompleted trilogy, The Epic of the Wheat. It describes the wheat industry in California, and the conflicts between wheat growers and a railway company. Norris was inspired to write the novel by the Central Pacific Railroad and the Mussel Slough Tragedy. In the novel he depicts the tensions between the railroad, the ranchers and the ranchers' League. The book emphasized the control of "forces"—such as growing wheat and the power of railroad monopolies—over individuals. Some editions of the work give the subtitle as alternately, A California Story.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781312073692
Edition
First Edition
Published
April 5, 2014
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
432.92 KB
Product ID
21565481

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