The Octopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris

The Octopus: A Story of California

byFrank Norris

Kobo ebook | December 13, 2016

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From the author of McTeague: The classic novel of corporate corruption and violent rebellion in the railroad industry.**

On May 11, 1880, at a San Joaquin Valley ranch, a shootout between tenant farmers and a sheriff’s posse left seven dead. The dispute was over land rights. The law was acting in the service of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
 
This tragedy marked the beginning of the end for the American frontier, and it became the inspiration for Frank Norris’s epic tale of wheat croppers struggling against the tightening grip of the railroad industry.
 
With a cast of characters ranging from poor hired hands to wealthy landowners and railroad barons, Norris’s novel goes beyond its central conflict to chronicle the myriad political and social issues that rippled out from it. The first work in Norris’s planned Epic of the Wheat Trilogy, The Octopus was an important exposé of railroad greed that drew comparisons to Émile Zola for its incredible breadth. It is a great read for fans of gritty, historically inspired western series such as Deadwood or Hell on Wheels.
 
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Title:The Octopus: A Story of CaliforniaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 13, 2016Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1504042352

ISBN - 13:9781504042352

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