The octopus: a story of california (the epic of wheat vol 1)

Frank Norris (Auteur principal)

Livre | Format : Livre | Editeur : Penguin Books | Date de parution : 30/03/2006

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Résumé

Like the tentacles of an octopus, the tracks of the railroad reached out across California, as if to grasp everything of value in the state Based on an actual, bloody dispute between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880, The Octopus is a stunning novel of the waning days of the frontier West. To the tough-minded and self-reliant farmers, the monopolistic, land-grabbing railroad represented everything they despised: consolidation, organization, conformity. But Norris idealizes no one in this epic depiction of the volatile situation, for the farmers themselves ruthlessly exploited the land, and in their hunger for larger holdings they resorted to the same tactics used by the railroad: subversion, coercion and outright violence. In his introduction, Kevin Starr discusses Norris's debt to Zola for the novel's extraordinary sweep, scale and abundance of characters and details.

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EAN 9780140187700
ISBN 0140187707
Contributeurs Frank Norris (Auteur principal)
Format Livre
Support Non
Éditeur Penguin Books
Largeur 13.2 cm
Longueur 19.7 cm
Épaisseur 3.1 cm
Poids 0.48 kg
Impression à la demande Non
Saga The octopus: a story of california (the epic of wheat
Catégories Livres, Romans, Autres Livres

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