The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris


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    The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris This was my third time reading this book I first read it for an American Lit survey course in college and something about Norris' tenacious and unwavering passion for truth on a grand scale pulled my 20 something idealism in a new direction In particular there's a thread of social justice that elevates this book from being a good story to a poignant social statementThe story revolves around the growth of the railroad

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    The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris DOWNLOAD ✓ SALAMUSEO.CO Á Frank Norris REVIEW The Octopus A Story of California I read this novel years ago after an undergraduate English professor kept mentioning it in a survey class I took on American literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries It was not an assigned text though it was one that he clearly favored I liked the professor very much; he was an impressively learned old school man who lectured with confident ease on a broad canvas about philosophical political and soci

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    The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris This book merits three stars based on historical interest alone It's not Norris's best writing by a long shot that honor belonging to McTeague in this writer's never humble opinion and it's further evidence if any was needed that the loss to American letters that Norris's death at 32 was immenseThe imagination that Norris evidence

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    Frank Norris Á 1 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD ✓ SALAMUSEO.CO Á Frank Norris The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris Prior to beginning The Octopus the only thing I knew about Frank Norris was that his novel The Pit inspired Upton Sinclair to write The Jungle I don't know if this is true but the four years between the two books makes it seem plausible Thus I went into The Octopus with a fairly open mindI loved itIt is not an easy book to read; the events it is based upon are not happy ones The Octopus covers a period in Cal

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    The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris The Octopus A Story of California is a 1901 novel by Frank Norris I loved this book It was the first part of an uncompleted trilogy titled The Epic of the Wheat The Epic of the Wheat sounds so boring but I didn't find it boring at all

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    The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris News stories about Occupy Wall Street and the 99% have dominated the headlines for the past year These same themes also dominate this century old book which was a bestseller in 1901 Here the Octopus is the Railroad its tentacles suffocating and destroying the lives of hardworking ranchers and their familiesThis book is

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    The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris DOWNLOAD ✓ SALAMUSEO.CO Á Frank Norris How long must it go on? How long must we suffer? Where is the end what is the end? How long must the ironhearted monster feed on our life's blood? How long must this terror of steam and steel ride upon our necks? Will you never be satisfied will you never relent you our masters you our kings you our taskmasters you our

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    The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris The railroad is bad Especially in the 1880s It is the destroyer of souls the devil's most exuisite instrument of torture That's about all I got for getting through this slog It was fine It wasn't offensive But that's about the best compliment I can give it

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    The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris Based on a true story of a violent conflict between the railroad and California wheat ranchers in the San Joauin valley The Octopus is a big baggy amalgam of naturalism regionalism sentimental novel political novel and historical dramatization Just because you may have heard of it being associated with naturalism don't be fooled Th

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    The Octopus A Story of California) [Pdf/E–book] î Frank Norris The Octopus is mentioned several times in the last book I read The Inventor and the Tycoon Since I was a big fan of Norris' McTeague I decide

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CHARACTERS ✓ The Octopus A Story of California DOWNLOAD ✓ SALAMUSEO.CO Á Frank Norris Frank Norris Á 1 CHARACTERS This is a turn of the century epic of California wheat farmers struggling against the rapacity of the Pacific and Southwestern Railroad which will stop at nothing to exte. This was my third time reading this book I first read it for an American Lit survey course in college and something about Norris tenacious and unwavering passion for truth on a grand scale pulled my 20 something idealism in a new direction In particular there s a thread of social justice that elevates this book from being a good story to a poignant social statementThe story revolves around the growth of the railroad industry At a time when the expansion of the railroads was being heralded as the vehicle for progress Frank Norris was telling the rest of the story the real story as it hit the lives of people who were subjugated and oppressed by the sprawling railroads We follow the lives of farmers and aspiring business folk who are crushed by the untethered demands of the railroads and we watch with heartbreak as their lives are ruined by the greed of this new industryAnd something should be said about that title The railroads stretched their tentacles across the land like an octopus pulling all profit and entrepreneurialism into the cutting and crushing bit of its hardened beak The octopus seeks to dominate absolutely and so the railroads didAnd Norris told that storyThis book as all of Norris works are is an example of the Naturalist movement in American Literature Naturalism among other things sought to apply the discoveries of science to literature scientific order in the world random occurrences and most of all the indifference of the universe Contrary to the concept of a loving and benevolent God maintaining the order of all things Naturalist writers portrayed the universe as a cold indifferent machine that could and would crush anything that is in the wrong place at the wrong timeThe Octopus captures Naturalism as well or better than any other example of Naturalism Stephen Crane and Theodore Dreiser are the names usually at the top of the list of Naturalism but for me the number one spot is occupied by Frank NorrisNeedless to say I highly recommend this book for many reasons Third Lies the Charm The Liar Society #3 lives of people who were subjugated and oppressed by the sprawling railroads We follow the Keepsake Stories Keepsake Stories Rapunzel lives of farmers and aspiring business folk who are crushed by the untethered demands of the railroads and we watch with heartbreak as their Photographic Atlas of Entomology and Guide to Insect Identification lives are ruined by the greed of this new industryAnd something should be said about that title The railroads stretched their tentacles across the Teach Me Gems Gents #1 like an octopus pulling all profit and entrepreneurialism into the cutting and crushing bit of its hardened beak The octopus seeks to dominate absolutely and so the railroads didAnd Norris told that storyThis book as all of Norris works are is an example of the Naturalist movement in American Literature Naturalism among other things sought to apply the discoveries of science to Blameless in Abaddon literature scientific order in the world random occurrences and most of all the indifference of the universe Contrary to the concept of a Croatie 9ed (Guide de voyage) loving and benevolent God maintaining the order of all things Naturalist writers portrayed the universe as a cold indifferent machine that could and would crush anything that is in the wrong place at the wrong timeThe Octopus captures Naturalism as well or better than any other example of Naturalism Stephen Crane and Theodore Dreiser are the names usually at the top of the One Day At A Time list of Naturalism but for me the number one spot is occupied by Frank NorrisNeedless to say I highly recommend this book for many reasons

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CHARACTERS ✓ The Octopus A Story of California DOWNLOAD ✓ SALAMUSEO.CO Á Frank Norris Frank Norris Á 1 CHARACTERS Nd its domination The company controls the local paper the land the legislature and when the farmers organize to protect themselves even manages to control their represen. Prior to beginning The Octopus the only thing I knew about Frank Norris was that his novel The Pit inspired Upton Sinclair to write The Jungle I don t know if this is true but the four years between the two books makes it seem plausible Thus I went into The Octopus with a fairly open mindI loved itIt is not an easy book to read the events it is based upon are not happy ones The Octopus covers a period in California history where the railroads wielded an enormous amount of power not only in transportation but also in government and land ownership As a result they made paupers of rich men overnight and destroyed the lives of many less wealthy farmers There is no happy ending And because Norris creates such a rich cast of characters and devotes many of the 600 pages to fully developing their families experiences and personalities beyond the political story the ending is even difficult to takeFrank Norris is not a spare writer He spends time setting each scene and despite the multiple points of view present throughout I often felt that the overall master narrator was the poet Presley Scenes are described in breathtaking language regardless of if the view is of a field of wheat or a ditch of bodies In the novel when Presley writes a poem to great acclaim he chooses to publish it in a newspaper for the masses instead of in a magazine for the privileged Norris does the same with his novel it is a story about wrongs against humanity and he wrote it for the masses There is nothing privileged about this book It is a warning against the concentration of power and the risks all people run if they lose sight of their morals This book does not preach but it would be hard to miss to message Teach Me Gems Gents #1 local paper the Blameless in Abaddon land the Croatie 9ed (Guide de voyage) legislature and when the farmers organize to protect themselves even manages to control their represen. Prior to beginning The Octopus the only thing I knew about Frank Norris was that his novel The Pit inspired Upton Sinclair to write The Jungle I don t know if this is true but the four years between the two books makes it seem plausible Thus I went into The Octopus with a fairly open mindI One Day At A Time loved itIt is not an easy book to read the events it is based upon are not happy ones The Octopus covers a period in California history where the railroads wielded an enormous amount of power not only in transportation but also in government and 41 Closets land ownership As a result they made paupers of rich men overnight and destroyed the Red Riding Hood lives of many Irreparable Damage Irreparable #1 less wealthy farmers There is no happy ending And because Norris creates such a rich cast of characters and devotes many of the 600 pages to fully developing their families experiences and personalities beyond the political story the ending is even difficult to takeFrank Norris is not a spare writer He spends time setting each scene and despite the multiple points of view present throughout I often felt that the overall master narrator was the poet Presley Scenes are described in breathtaking Weathering language regardless of if the view is of a field of wheat or a ditch of bodies In the novel when Presley writes a poem to great acclaim he chooses to publish it in a newspaper for the masses instead of in a magazine for the privileged Norris does the same with his novel it is a story about wrongs against humanity and he wrote it for the masses There is nothing privileged about this book It is a warning against the concentration of power and the risks all people run if they

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CHARACTERS ✓ The Octopus A Story of California DOWNLOAD ✓ SALAMUSEO.CO Á Frank Norris Frank Norris Á 1 CHARACTERS Tative on the state rate fixing commission An unremitting tale of greed and betrayal originally intended as one third of Norris' never completed Epic of the Wheat trilogy. The railroad is bad Especially in the 1880s It is the destroyer of souls the devil s most exuisite instrument of torture That s about all I got for getting through this slog It was fine It wasn t offensive But that s about the best compliment I can give it

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