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The Resource The octopus : a story of California, Frank Norris ; with an introduction by Kevin Starr

The octopus : a story of California, Frank Norris ; with an introduction by Kevin Starr

Label
The octopus : a story of California
Title
The octopus
Title remainder
a story of California
Statement of responsibility
Frank Norris ; with an introduction by Kevin Starr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Pacific and Southern Railroad engages in corrupt legislation to rob the farmers of their savings from the wheat crops. A grim harvest of death and disillusionment, and financial and moral ruin is yielded." ***"Deals with the war between the wheat grower and the railroad trust." ***When the railroad owners try to rob the farmers of their crops, one farmer compromises his beliefs and suffers in the late 19th century." *** "Based on an actual violent dispute in California's Great Central Valley, 'The Octopus' (1901) depicts the clash between classic opposing interests of the Progressive Era -- the farmers and the land-hungry railroads that distributed their wheat."
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1870-1902
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norris, Frank
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mussel Slough Tragedy (1880)
  • San Joaquin Valley (Calif.)
  • Mussel Slough Tragedy, 1880
  • Wheat farmers
  • California
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Wheat farmers
  • California
  • California
Label
The octopus : a story of California, Frank Norris ; with an introduction by Kevin Starr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-656)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Note on the Text -- Introduction -- The Octopus -- Suggestions for Further Reading
Control code
13008960
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 656 pages
Isbn
9780140187700
Lccn
85031463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)13008960
Label
The octopus : a story of California, Frank Norris ; with an introduction by Kevin Starr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-656)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Note on the Text -- Introduction -- The Octopus -- Suggestions for Further Reading
Control code
13008960
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 656 pages
Isbn
9780140187700
Lccn
85031463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)13008960

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