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McTEAGUE: A Story of San Francisco

Norris, Frank

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ISBN 10: 0451511190 / ISBN 13: 9780451511195
Published by Signet Classics
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: McTEAGUE: A Story of San Francisco

Publisher: Signet Classics

Binding: MASS MARKET PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Fine

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Like his more famous contemporary Upton Sinclair, American author BENJAMIN FRANKLIN NORRIS, JR. (1870-1902) also highlighted the corruption and greed of corporate monopolies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries... themes that continue to make his work riveting reading more than a century later. McTeague, first published in 1899, is the tale of a poor, not-too-bright San Francisco dentist, his stingy wife, and a winning lottery ticket that causes more problems than it solves. A forgotten classic of late-19th-century literature of social criticism-it served as the basis for Erich von Stroheim's famously "lost" 1924 film Greed-this remains a highly entertaining read.

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Frank Norris was an American author who wrote primarily in the naturalist genre, focusing on the impact of corruption and turn-of-the-century capitalism on common people. Best known for his novel McTeague and for the first two parts of his unfinished The Epic of the Wheat trilogyThe Octopus: A Story of California and The Pit, Norris wrote prolifically during his lifetime. Following his education at the Acad?mie Julian in Paris, University of California, Berkeley, and at Harvard University, Norris worked as a news correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, and covered the Spanish-American War in Cuba for McClure s Magazine. Norris died suddenly in 1902 of peritonitis, leaving The Wolf: A Story of Empire, the final part of his Wheat trilogy, incomplete.

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