The Resource Novels and essays, Frank Norris

Novels and essays, Frank Norris

Label
Novels and essays
Title
Novels and essays
Statement of responsibility
Frank Norris
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his brief career -- he died at 32 -- Frank Norris introduced fresh and sometimes shocking elements into American fiction. Inspired by the naturalistic "new novel" developed in France by Zola and Flaubert, he adapted it to American settings, adding his own taste for exciting action and a fascination with the emerging sciences of economics and psychology. Vandover and the brute, set in a vividly described San Francisco, captures with harsh realism the dissipation and decline of a fashionable playboy into virtual bestiality. McTeague (source for Erich von Stroheim's classic film Greed) was a radical departure for its time in its frank treatment of sex, domestic violence and pathological obsession, revealing the dark underside of San Francisco's new middle class. The octopus depicts the epic struggle of strong, ruthless California ranchers with the railroad monopoly and its political machine. Twenty-two essays address theories of literature, the state of American fiction, and the social responsibilities of the artist. The New York Times said, "An opportunity to read, or re-read, in an authentic new edition, the work of one of the trailblazers in American literature
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Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1870-1902
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Norris, Frank
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2471
LC item number
.N5 1986
Literary form
non fiction
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Pizer, Donald
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
[33]
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  • Norris, Frank
  • Wheat trade
  • Railroads
  • American essays
  • Norris, Frank
  • Roman
Label
Novels and essays, Frank Norris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Donald Pizer wrote the notes and selected the texts for this volume"--Prelim. p
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vandover and the brute -- McTeague -- The octopus -- Essays
Control code
12668527
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
1232 pages
Isbn
9780940450400
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
85023133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)12668527
Label
Novels and essays, Frank Norris
Publication
Note
"Donald Pizer wrote the notes and selected the texts for this volume"--Prelim. p
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vandover and the brute -- McTeague -- The octopus -- Essays
Control code
12668527
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
1232 pages
Isbn
9780940450400
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
85023133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)12668527

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