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McTeague

by Frank Norris

Novels and Essays (Vandover and the Brute, McTeague, The Octopus, Essays)

by Frank Norris

Contains: Vandover and the Brute, McTeague, The Octopus, and Essays.

The Octopus

by Frank Norris

The Octopus

by Frank Norris

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million-books. com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: - . . . . . . . ( 1 There had not been much of a crop to haul that year. Half of the wheat on the Broderson ranch load failed entirely, and Derrick himself had hardly raised more than enough to supply seed for the winter's sowing. But such little hauling as there had been had reduced the roads thereabouts to a lamentable condition, and, di: rin i; the dry season of the past few months, the layer of dust had deepened and thickened to such an extent that more than once Presley was obliged to dismount and trudge along on foot, pushing his bicycle in front of him. It was the last half of September, the very end of the dry season, and all Tulare County, all the vast reaches of the San Joaquin Valleyin fact all South Central California, was bone dry, parched, and baked and crisped after four months of cloudless weather, when the day seemed always at noon, and the sun blazed white hot over the valley from the Coast Range in the west to the foothills of the Sierras in the east. As Presley drew near to the point where what was known as the Lower Road struck off through the Rancho de Los Muertos, leading on to Guadalajara, he came upon one of the county watering-tanks, a great, iron-hooped tower of wood, straddling clumsily on its four uprights by the roadside. Since the day of its completion, the storekeepers and retailers of Bonneville had painted their advertisements upon it. It was a landmark. In that reach of level fields, the white letters upon it could be read for miles. A watering-trough stood near by, and, as he was very thirsty, Presley resolved to stop for a moment to get a drink. H- drew abreast of the tank and halted there, leaning his bl vck-. against the fence. A couple of men in white overalls were repainting the surface of the tank, seated i, n swing ', ? platforms. . .

The Pit

by Frank Norris

Frank Norris was a late 19th century American novelist writing in the naturalist genre. His most famous works include McTeague (1899), The Octopus: A California Story (1901), and The Pit (1903). His works show socialistic tendencies and were influenced by Darwin and Huxley. His work often includes depictions of suffering caused by corrupt and greedy turn-of-the-century corporate monopolies. The Pit was set just before the turn-of-the-century. The novel deals with the Chicago wheat market. A successful grain dealer marries a lovely young woman who has some doubts about him. Only after he meets with business reverses does he win her love and devotion.

The Pit (The Epic of the Wheat Trilogy, Volume 3)

by Frank Norris

The Trilogy of The Epic of the Wheat includes the following novels: THE OCTOPUS, a Story of California. THE PIT, a Story of Chicago. THE WOLF, a Story of Europe.

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